The Best Places To Live In Preston

We’ve researched some of the best areas to live in Preston, to help you find your perfect home that little bit faster.

Preston in Lancashire was recently named the best city in north-west England to live and work according to a report from Good Growth for Cities Index, in which it ranked 19th overall.

With this impressive status, it’s no wonder Preston is a hive of homebuilding activity right now, so that means, as a house hunter in the area, you have a lot to choose from. With that in mind, we’ve researched some of the best areas to live in Preston, to help you narrow down your search, and find your perfect home that little bit faster.



Penwortham is a diverse and interesting community that is the perfect mix between town and country. Liverpool Road is the main thoroughfare where you can find various shops including several independent retailers, cafes and pubs.

Elsewhere in Penwortham there are a variety of clubs and activities run by the council suitable for children and teenagers, and every year it hosts what the Sunday Times touted as one of the top 20 free firework displays in the UK. The overall average house price in Penwortham is around £183,000 making it slightly more expensive than Preston itself but cheaper than some of the other surrounding villages.


Fulwood is an affluent township which forms most of the northern half of the unparished area of Preston. For that reason, despite its close proximity to the city, it has retained its own distinct character. The neighbourhood enjoys lots of greenery thanks to its wealthy Victorian heritage and there are a number of local shops, primary and high schools, pubs, libraries and many other key amenities, all right on the doorstep.


Leyland is in the South Ribble district of Lancashire, just 6 miles away from Preston, to the south of the city. It is very well connected making it a popular place to live for commuters and young professionals. The M6 is a stone’s throw away and there are regular bus and train services. Despite these impressive transport links and close proximity to Preston, Leyland enjoys a number of open spaces including the Longton Brickcroft Nature Reserve which covers 27 acres of wetland.


Chipping is actually located in the Forest of Bowland just six miles outside of central Preston. It’s famous for its glorious countryside and annual agricultural show which takes place in August and this reflects the relaxed, rural lifestyle residents here enjoy.

The village itself is well appointed with two pubs, tearooms, cafes and a craft centre and with Preston itself on the doorstep, there’s everything on hand for a convenient modern lifestyle. House prices in Chipping are vast and varied but the overall average comes in at around £243,000.

Riversway / Docklands

This is area is one of the most picturesque parts of Preston. Home to Preston’s Dock and Marina, it offers a wealth of shops, eateries, pubs and cinema as well as highly sought after waterfront living.

Overall average house prices in Preston range from £100,000 to £250,000.

So, why not take a look at some of the new homes on sale in Preston now on New Home Finder?

Publish date: 17/10/2018

Publisher: New Home Finder