The beauty of St Helens as a place to live is that it has something for everyone. In its villages, towns and suburban areas you’ll find traditional shops and markets. Its established residential areas are set in attractive surroundings, with the average price of a house below the national average offering excellent value for money.
With its close proximity to both Liverpool and Manchester it is a great location to commute from with excellent rail connections on both the Trans-Pennine line to Sheffield and Leeds and the West Coast Mainline to Birmingham and London. It also has excellent road connections via the M62 and M6.
Its schools and colleges are amongst some of the best in the north west with many rated as outstanding. The surrounding countryside is made up of farmland and woods punctuated by canals and lakes and it sits on the doorstep of areas of outstanding beauty, with both North Wales and the Lake District a short drive away.
You’ll never tire of things to do in St Helens, it has a busy events calendar from arts exhibitions, to music events and vintage fairs, farmer’s markets to food and drink festivals and with theatres, cinemas, museums and libraries there’s activities to keep young and old alike entertained.
Popular locations to live
Some of the most popular locations to live include Eccleston. This is a suburban area with a number of large period and 1930’s family homes set in attractive wide, tree lined roads. There is a lake, Eccleston Mere, and a historic Smithy Heritage Centre and Museum showcasing the work and life of local Blacksmiths.
Another popular location is Rainford. This pretty village lies about 5 miles north of the town of St Helens, surrounded by open farmland. The main village is centred around the village church and hall and a number of local pubs.
Billinge is a historical village located between St Helens and Wigan, surrounded by countryside, with plenty of walks to enjoy. Billinge Hill is the highest point in Merseyside with wonderful views and a historic beacon at its summit.