Lancashire is a rare county in the north-west of England, in the respect that it offers a range of city, coastal and rural living, with easy transport between each. Lancashire is truly a fantastic place in which to live, with a mixture of the historic and the modern, ensuring plenty to see and do. Ramblers can enjoy the dramatic scenery of the Lancashire countryside and coast, meanwhile those interested in history can visit the variety of museums in the county, from the Helmshore Textile Museum to the British in India museum. Artists can visit the range of galleries in the county, including the Longitude Gallery in Clitheroe and the Cedar Farm Galleries in Mawdesley. Lancashire has shops perfect for all kinds of shopaholics, including gorgeous boutiques in Colne and fantastic antique shops in Leyland and Chorley. For some lively nightlife a visit to Blackpool is a must, on the other end of the spectrum, a wander along some of Lancashire's spectacular beaches can provide tranquillity. The location of the county being close to the likes of Liverpool and Manchester means that young professionals can enjoy a quick commute to these major cities. Meanwhile Lancashire's over fifty fantastic state and independent schools makes the county similarly ideal for families. Properties for sale in Lancashire are just as varied as its scenery, with expansive homes nestled in the countryside, in addition to more affordable terraces perfect for young families and modern apartments in town centres to cater for professional types.