/ Where to live around Lancaster
Thanks in advance
Haven't lived there for years, but parents still do. I think most places on the south side of the city would suit you fine (Scotforth, Bowerham, Hala, Primrose, etc) and nowhere really dodgy on that side that I can think of off hand. Easy cycling in from there - brave the A6, or there's a cycle path. There's lots of fairly cheap terraced housing, though parking can be a bit of a nightmare if you'll have a car.
Galgate would be another possibility (on A6 south of the uni), but less options for social life!
Do you want to live in Lancaster it self or a surrounding village?
There is a good cycle way between the south part of Lancaster and the university.
Whilst at Uni there found some great little villages like Caton, Barbon and others however there is some climbing over at Warton Crag nice place to, you'll enjoy it.
Not sure how much of a social life I will have and how much will just be getting out on the either mtb or road bike. Even if I do go out I am used to £30 taxi for where I live now.
Probably should have said budget will be around 800-1k/pm for preferable a 2 bedroom house/flat.
Thanks for the replies :)
£30 for Taxi probably just gets you as far south as Garstang. While it has a lot of pubs the night life isn't amazing. Depending on how rural you want you could look at Dolphin Holme, Abbeystead, Quernmore, Scorton, Caton. Great road cycling around the Forest of Bowland and even the Yorkshire dales. There is also Gisburn forest for mtb.
If you prefer flatter land then look at Glasson Dock and Cockerham which has a sort of bleak beauty. Also have a visit to Overton if you want to see an interesting place for houses, make sure you time the tide though.
Or you could go North to places such as Carnforth, Silverdale, Arnside. I think it is really nice round there and you get some great views up to the lakes.
Not sure about house/rent prices as I only ever lived round there with my parents.
Close to the Grammar School is a nice area, mile into town and a few miles from the University. You will easily get a small house well under your budget, even if it is one of the more expensive parts of town.
Lots of nice villages to the south, but if you want to have better access to Carnforth Crags and the like, Hest Bank is a really nice village, one decent pub, couple of restaurants and £5/6 in a taxi into town. Canal will take you into Lancaster off road.
There are some dodgy spots, I think a massive council estate called the manor maybe? Think that's off to the north, I worked near J34 of M6 and it's not as nice on that side of city, or towards morecambe. My sis lives on palatine avenue and her mother in law lives on greaves drive, both are nice streets, as are all the ones around them. 20 min walk into city centre, near the canal, right on A6 for bus route to the Uni or About 10 to 15 min drive to the Uni. Hope that helps and Hope you find somewhere nice.
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