Chorley Area Guide

Chorley a bustling market town and a district in Lancashire. The town stands on the river Yarrow and the Leeds and Liverpool canal. As in much of Lancashire, the town's wealth came principally from the cotton industry; however it was a major market town due to its central location to four Lancashire towns. As recently as the 1970s the skyline was dominated by numerous factory chimneys, but most are now demolished: remnants of the industrial past include Morrison's chimney and a few other mill buildings, and the streets of terraced houses for mill workers. Chorley is known as the home of the Chorley cake.

The majority of sales in Chorley during the last year were detached properties, selling for an average price of £237,841. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £138,274, with terraced properties fetching £111,423.  Chorley, with an overall average price of £163,496 was cheaper than nearby Whittle-Le-Woods (£213,898), Buckshaw Village (£191,544) and Euxton (£175,156). Overall sold prices in Chorley over the last year were similar to the previous year and similar to the 2011 level of £159,884."

Chorley is one of the most popular places to live in the North West due to the access to all major commuter networks to Manchester, Preston and Bolton, stunning countryside and excellent local schools. Residents and properties range from first time buyers properties, family homes, large rural property or investments of which there is a vast range of each individual type at varying prices. Celebrities enjoy Chorley life too. There have been a range of boxers, comedians and footballers who have been seen around, and live in, the area.

Martin Monks branch manager says: "Chorley is one of the friendliest places to live, everyone is so friendly, welcoming and there is such a great community feel. There are some superb traditional buildings and land marks and the surrounding countryside is purely stunning.

As a popular residential area, there is a range of property types in Chorley. With a wealth of beautiful Victorian and Edwardian properties, there is also a good selection of barn conversions. In contrast to the many attractive period buildings, there are an increasing number of contemporary developments, including the popular Buckshaw village among others.  Due to the outer rural villages there are a massive amount of rural farms and barns with and without land that range in value. 

Whether you require a small £50,000 terraced property in need of renovation all the way to a million pounds dream property Chorley is the place to be. There is such a range of property to choose from you will not be disappointed when looking with numerous options to choose from and a lot of property on and coming to the market all the time this really is the place to find what is suitable for everyone's need. 

Among the most sought after locations in Chorley the rural locations of Withnell, Brinscall, Wheelton and Eccleston are as popular as ever. Superb locations of Euxton, Whittle-le-woods, and Chorley itself still see a massive amount of house purchases due to the superb schools, countryside and all commuter links.

The price of property to rent in Chorley starts at about £350 a week for a modern one bedroom flat, or £400+ for one with a garden. Two bedroom terraced properties £400 - £500 pcm, rising to £550 for a spacious property with a garden. Houses start at £600 pcm for three bedrooms and rise to between £875 and £950 pcm for a detached, depending on the size and condition of the property. If the kitchen has been extended, this will push the price up to £975-£995 for five bedroom properties. For the larger houses, which lie in the outer villages tenants can expect to pay between £1200 and £1500 per week.

The Chorley area benefits from a diverse selection of popular high street shops and smaller independent boutiques. The covered market is still running 4 times a week and the Chorley Flat Iron Independent Market runs on a Tuesday. There are still various butchers, flower shops/stalls and bakeries selling a range of local produce. New supermarkets including Tesco and ASDA are now open offering everything needed for the modern convenience.

Chorley area is popular with everyone from children’s play groups to football teams. Residents enjoy taking full advantage of the district’s green open spaces, and in the evenings you’ll often see teams of varying sports and social taking part in various activities. There are many small amateur dramatics groups.

Yarrow Valley Country Park and Cuerdan Valley Park boast stunning areas for residents. There is stunning farmland and walks surrounding the whole of Chorley and all major commuter links to Preston, Bolton and Manchester.