Preston Area Guide

Local Area Guide from Reeds Rains Preston, LancashireLocal Area Guide from Reeds Rains Preston, Lancashire

The City of Preston is located on the north bank of the River Ribble, and was granted city status in 2002. People enjoy living in Preston and it has been voted one of the happiest places to live in the UK. Preston is a vibrant city with lots of opportunity at its doorstep. Preston is a stone’s throw away from the stunning scenery of the Lake District, romantic atmosphere of the seaside, and bustling vibes of the big northern cities. With a population of 140,000, it’s large enough to house a diversity of cultures, and cosy enough for you to feel right at home.

Property market in Preston

The Preston property market is very diverse, covering all types of property and prices to suit any taste and budget. From studio flats around £10,000, to retirement housing, luxury apartments overlooking the marina, huge detached houses, bungalows, conversions up to around £500,000, buy to lets...whatever you need, whatever the budget, we can find something to suit.

Types of resident in Preston

We cover all types of property and price to suit any taste and budget. Preston would suit a range of buyers including first time buyers, investors, client’s upsizing, downsizing and many more.

What/Who Preston is known for

Preston is known for many reasons but here are a few highlights. The great Sir Tom Finney, arguably one of the best footballers to grace the english game. Preston also has Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff, famous test cricketer and scourge of the Aussies with bat and ball on several occasions. As well as Nick Park – creator of the world famous 'Wallace and Gromit' series.

Why it is great to live in Preston

The manager of Reeds Rains Preston, Nikki Lindsay, says: “Preston is one of the friendliest parts of Lancashire; If you don't know Preston, it's a great place to move into – if you spend time here you are bound to make lifelong friends. The prime areas include, Ashton, Lea, Ribbleton, Broadgate, city centre and Frenchwood. Residents have access to the popular cycle/walk/run route 'the guild wheel' a 21 mile circuit around the whole of Preston.

Types of property in Preston

As a popular residential area, there is a range of property types in Preston. With a wealth of beautiful Victorian and Edwardian period conversions, there is also a good selection of complete period buildings. In contrast to the many attractive period buildings, there are an increasing number of apartments, including the marina facing docklands location, and River Ribble. Popular first time properties include terraced properties which can be found in most areas of Preston including: Ashton, Broadgate and Preston - all within reach of the city centre.

Other information about Preston

Being within driving distance to more tranquil areas and outdoor sport and leisure activities, Preston estate agents have no trouble convincing potential buyers to make Preston their home. The popular 'Beacon Fell' has fantastic views and ideal dog walking locations or a family day out.

Buying property in Preston

As one of Preston’s most popular estate agents, Reeds Rains has both flats and houses for sale in the area. The most popular properties are Victorian and Edwardian conversions, modern apartments, terrace houses and investment properties, The great thing about living in Preston is you are never far away from the city centre, motorway links or popular tourist attractions.  In areas around Powis Road PR2 for example, three/four/five bedroom houses sell for between £150,000 and £500,000, popular because of its proximity to the excellent local shops, schools and city centre. Far out enough to have the peace and quiet.

Most sought after addresses/areas in Preston

Among the most sought-after addresses is Egerton Road, where Victorian and Edwardian houses range in price from £250,000 to £500,000 or as a contrast there is Bulmer Street PR2 a popular terrace street ideally for first time buyers or investors.

Renting property in Preston

The price of property to rent in Preston starts at about £300 per month for a studio flat rising to £1000 a month for a luxury apartment on the docklands or city centre.

Shopping & Food in Preston

The Preston area benefits from a diverse selection of popular high street shops and smaller independent boutiques. These include Booths, Marks & Spencer’s and the Co-op for weekly grocery shopping. Preston Market is known for top quality cheeses and butchers, Huntleys is the perfect place to shop for fruit and vegetables, fish and even flowers and lovely ice cream.

Culture and Leisure in Preston

UCLAN sports arena, West view and Fulwood leisure centres are popular with everyone from children’s play groups to football teams and residents enjoy taking full advantage of these. Preston is also noted for its diverse and multi-cultural community.Throughout the day and evening you’ll often see residents going to the local health clubs such as DW and Total Fitness. Popular venues include the ODEON Cinema and VUE Cinema.