Top reasons to live in Longridge
Uprooting and choosing a new place to live is a highly thought-provoking and taskly moment in your life – it is, after all, one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. If you’re looking for a town which offers a fantastic standard of living (the sixth best place for families to live in the country) why not head to Longridge?
Longridge, just south of the Forest of Bowland and nestled in the beautiful Ribble Valley continues to offer a high quality of living, being in the hotspot’s chart for the past three years. It boasts an above average education, good salaries and a population of nearly 38,000. The annual ‘Field Day’ with a parade and fundraising attractions is ever-popular and really retains the charming spirit Longridge has become notorious for.
The sense of community
A far cry from the impersonal feel of our larger cities such as London and Birmingham, Longridge has evolved from a tiny agriculture village to an attractive country town, retaining its sense of community spirit all the while. With a small population, it still feels very personal and the range of local pubs, social clubs and independent retailers keeps this close-knit community the way it is.
There is plenty to do
With a recently refurbished library, a great range of shops, the popular Palace Cinema, weekly market, monthly farmers market and a number of restaurants there is always something to do. Longridge Fell and St Peter’s Church are well worth a visit and great for steeping yourself in the town’s rich historical past. Whether looking for a weekend activity for the kids or a night out with your partner, entertainment is never too far away.
The picturesque surroundings
When the sun is shining, nothing is better than heading to your favourite green stretch with a picnic, family and friends and whiling away the hours. Longridge is more than accommodating for this, with a range of beautiful parks and nature reserves for you to visit. Commanding views of Ribble Valley, the Isle of Man and the Welsh mountains really help longridge stand out from the crowd and make for a breathtaking location.
With a good bus and rail service, public transport makes getting around the area easy and simple. It’s close to Preston (the nearest train station) and just over two hours drive away from London. The nearby motorway network means easy travel is never too far away. It’s an ideal location to feel connected yet not in the throes of a bustling city.
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Get to know Longridge
Longridge is a small town in Lancashire’s Ribble Valley. Situated 8 miles to the north of the city of Preston, at the western side of Longridge Fell, the town it has a population of around 7,500 people.
Like much of the local area, the town’s economy was built upon working class industry. In the 1800s, the town benefitted from a significant demand for stone from local quarries. Places such as Lancaster Town Hall and the Liverpool Docks were crafted from Longridge stone. The town grew much larger in the mid-19th Century, as several cotton mills began to open.
Longridge town centre’s make-up has remained largely unchanged from when it was first built. A great many of the buildings here were constructed from the locally quarried sandstone. However new housing estates, at both the affordable and aspirational ends of the market, have sprung up in recent decades.
The town is home to 11 separate pubs and a good number of places to eat, and is also blessed with a high number of primary and high schools. Arguably, the area’s most famous ever resident is; former Preston North End, Sheffield United and Republic of Ireland goalkeeper; Alan Kelly.