Living here

Living and working in Lancaster and District

Our Lancaster Story

The historic City of Lancaster really is a fabulous place to live; a heady mix of culture, countryside, high quality schools, one of the UK’s best universities on the doorstep and with a wide selection of affordable housing, Lancaster and its surrounding towns and villages offer a great lifestyle choice.  

For those who love the rural life, residents of the area are truly spoilt. To the west is Morecambe Bay, to the north (and only 30 minutes away) is the Lake District, and to the immediate south east the outstanding natural beauty of the Trough of Bowland. Slightly further afield we have the equally idyllic Ribble Valley, Yorkshire Dales and Fylde Coast.

Transport links are first class too. The proximity of the M6 means the city lights of Liverpool and Manchester are easily accessible while the well served West Coast Line puts London only 2.5 hours away by train.  

More locally, family days out are widely catered for. Whether it’s cycling all the way from Glasson Dock to Morecambe on the district’s famous network of dedicated cycle pathways or visiting one of Lancaster’s five museums or exploring our famous castle there is always plenty on offer.    

Leisure facilities abound, including the impressive council-run Salt Ayre Leisure Centre, the subject of a recent £5 million refit. Other popular local family attractions include Williamson Park in Lancaster and Happy Mount Park in Morecambe.

And as far as finding a home to live in, there has never been a better time to move to the area. According to the 2018 Lloyds Bank Affordable Cities Review, Lancaster is the second most affordable city in which to buy a home across the north of England and the fourth best value in the whole of the UK.

Lancaster and its district has a lot to offer. Find out more:

www.visitlancaster.org.uk | www.exploremorecambe.org.uk