Local area guide Area Guide

With good local schools, Prescot town centre shopping and the new retail park, it really is a shopping heaven. Prescot offers small cafes, bars and restaurants and the area has a wonderful family feel with many families staying for generations.

The Prescot property market is a varied market, prices start at £70,000 and right up to over £1,000,000. There are some very prestigious properties within the Rainhill and Eccleston Park areas and the average house price in the area is £162,500. This amount is likely to buy you something like a semi-detached property in a good location.

Often people do not want to move from a part of the area they live in so they will just 'upsize' on the same estate. First time buyers and young professionals are usually aged between twenty-three and thirty years and the good local schools give wonderful opportunities for young families and are achieving excellent results.

The town is known for Stephenson's Rocket which was an early steam locomotive of 0-2-2 wheel arrangement. Robert Stephenson designed this in 1829 and won at the Rainhill Trials held by the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1829. 

Central Avenue, Albany Avenue in Eccleston park and View Road, St James Road in Rainhill are probably the most sought after locations in the Prescot area. These can range in price from £350,000 to over £1,000,000.

Prescot is a great place to live because it is close to all shopping areas, excellent public transport routes and motorway links to Manchester and Liverpool. Prescot offers excellent shopping within Prescot town centre and the new retail park including, lots of fashion shops, a large supermarket, fruit and veg, florists, key cutting specialists and many more.

Prescot provides lots of activity including Space World, playing fields with the usual children’s Sunday football and it is only a bus ride to Liverpool where you can find cinemas, restaurants and bowling. Henley Park in Whiston is a lovely park for children to play in. It has landscaped surroundings, swings, climbing frames and it is has always been maintained to the highest standard.