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PR2

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PR2 5

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(Haighton Green), Preston, Lancashire, North West

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Multi-ethnic hardship

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£71K
AVG
£258K
MED
£210K
MAX
£680K

Scores 55/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 44
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (507) and average salary (£27,303) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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L40

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L40 3

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(Andertons Mill), Burscough, Lancashire, North West

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Established farming communities

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£185K
AVG
£283K
MED
£275K
MAX
£360K

Scores 70/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 36
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (331) and average salary (£28,735) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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BL7

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BL7 8

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(Belmont), Bolton, Bolton, North West

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Rural white-collar workers

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£123K
AVG
£269K
MED
£270K
MAX
£615K

Scores 69/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 48
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (597) and average salary (£27,893) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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L40

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L40 2

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(Towngate), Burscough, Lancashire, North West

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Older farming communities

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£137K
AVG
£329K
MED
£285K
MAX
£790K

Scores 72/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 46
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (570) and average salary (£27,517) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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L40

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L40 9

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(Drummersdale), Burscough, Lancashire, North West

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Established farming communities

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£166K
AVG
£275K
MED
£248K
MAX
£520K

Scores 64/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 23
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (136) and average salary (£27,487) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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L39

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L39 8

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(Bangor's Green), Ormskirk, Lancashire, North West

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Established farming communities

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£144K
AVG
£255K
MED
£220K
MAX
£610K

Scores 57/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 24
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (152) and average salary (£27,388) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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L40

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L40 6

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(Scarth Hill), Burscough, Lancashire, North West

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Established farming communities

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£144K
AVG
£311K
MED
£210K
MAX
£800K

Scores 54/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 65
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (860) and average salary (£28,256) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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L40

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L40 8

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(Pinfold), Burscough, Lancashire, North West

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Rural life

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£115K
AVG
£282K
MED
£250K
MAX
£600K

Scores 64/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 23
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L40

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L40 4

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(Hoscar), Burscough, Lancashire, North West

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Established farming communities

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£100K
AVG
£200K
MED
£180K
MAX
£432K

Scores 46/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 35
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (295) and average salary (£26,975) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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L40

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L40 1

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(Holmeswood), Burscough, Lancashire, North West

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Ageing rural flat tenants

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£135K
AVG
£350K
MED
£275K
MAX
£2.4M

Scores 70/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 45
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (554) and average salary (£27,470) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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FY6

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FY6 9

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Hardhorn and Thornton, Lancashire, North West

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Rural life

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£35K
AVG
£174K
MED
£160K
MAX
£360K

Scores 37/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 21
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (120) and average salary (£27,623) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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PR

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PR3

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PR3 6

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(Hale Nook), Claughton, Lancashire, North West

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Established farming communities

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£100K
AVG
£245K
MED
£225K
MAX
£475K

Scores 59/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 90
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (6,233) and average salary (£30,218) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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BB

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BB7

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BB7 3

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(Bashall Town), Clitheroe, Lancashire, North West

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Agricultural communities

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£126K
AVG
£365K
MED
£234K
MAX
£1.4M

Scores 61/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 69
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (993) and average salary (£29,123) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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BL7

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BL7 0

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(Entwistle), Bolton, Bolton, North West

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Rural white-collar workers

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£110K
AVG
£332K
MED
£270K
MAX
£1.9M

Scores 68/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 46
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (568) and average salary (£27,887) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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L40

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L40 0

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(New Lane), Burscough, Lancashire, North West

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Established farming communities

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£105K
AVG
£184K
MED
£154K
MAX
£410K

Scores 34/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 33
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (270) and average salary (£26,705) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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BB

DISTRICT

BB6

SECTOR

BB6 8

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(Langho), Accrington, Lancashire, North West

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Comfortable suburbia

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£130K
AVG
£284K
MED
£237K
MAX
£940K

Scores 61/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 69
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (993) and average salary (£29,123) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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PR

DISTRICT

PR26

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PR26 6

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(Earnshaw Bridge), Leyland, Lancashire, North West

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Semi-detached ageing

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£100K
AVG
£212K
MED
£186K
MAX
£440K

Scores 48/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 43
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (493) and average salary (£27,264) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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PR3

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PR3 5

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(Barton), Claughton, Lancashire, North West

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Detached retirement living

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£75K
AVG
£251K
MED
£228K
MAX
£630K

Scores 59/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 69
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (990) and average salary (£29,113) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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WN8

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WN8 7

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(Newburgh), Ormskirk, Lancashire, North West

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Established farming communities

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£95K
AVG
£296K
MED
£240K
MAX
£1.2M

Scores 62/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 33
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (277) and average salary (£26,684) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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FY3

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FY3 0

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(Newton), Layton, Blackpool, North West

District Crime Sector Crime House Prices Jobs Nearby
TOP TYPE OF RESIDENT

Rural white-collar workers

PROPERTY PRICE RANGE
MIN
£75K
AVG
£203K
MED
£175K
MAX
£495K

Scores 42/100 for price in UK (* higher is more expensive)

Local Jobs Score
0 100 21
* score is based on all jobs advertised within 10 miles (121) and average salary (£27,372) as compared to other sectors across the country.
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We have combed through our database of statistics and found the top 20 areas matching your search for a nice areas and bad areas near Preston, Lancashire, North West. Depending upon the filters you set - the number one location displayed should be a good place to live ... or maybe not?

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We have produced many tools to help narrow down that tedious search process when looking for somewhere to live. In order to not add to the hassle everything you find here has been tailored to be as simple to use as possible.

Currently updated for all locations in England, Wales and Scotland we will be updating in due course to include Northern Ireland.

Please follow these steps to use the mapping feature of this site.

  1. 1Begin by entering a location into the location box. If it is hidden, click the 'show location box' button.
  2. 2You can enter any postcode, street name, or town. You can also click the 'locate me' icon to automatically find your current location.
  3. 3Next, select a boundary to search within. This can either be a distance measured in miles or kilometers, or by travel time. The travel time setting allows you to select a mode of travel (car, bus/train, bicycle or walking) and the time taken. We will then create a boundary from the center of your chosen location to search for areas within.
  4. 4Next, click the gear icon (settings icon) in the menu bar to bring out the filtering options. You can use filtering options to reduce the areas found to only those matching your chosen preference.
  5. 5You must turn a filter on for it to be active and then can set the filter using the provided slider. You can easily reset all filters by clicking the 'reset' button at the top.
  6. 6Filters are applied in order so change the priority to apply certain filters before others. The highest switched on filter in the list will be applied first, and the results will be sorted/ordered by the lowest switched on filter. For example, your main priority may be to find relatively lower house prices, and then lowest crime rate within a boundary - so you would move the house price filter higher in the list and place the crime rate filter lower in the list. This will give you all cheaper areas for house prices and then order by lowest crime rate in that set.
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We have used public open data sets for crime, transport, education and combine it with information regarding housing, employment and the census to build our database. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the data but try our best to clean and verify. Datasets are updated monthly, aside from the census, which was last conducted in 2011 and is repeated every ten years.

Data is currently updated for all locations in England, Wales and Scotland we will soon integrate Northern Ireland as a separate comparison cluster due to differences in data reporting between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Crime data is based upon actual occurences of the chosen crime type (or combined if overall crime) categorised into sectors of the UK (over 10,000).

House prices are based upon the median advertised house prices in the UK categorised into sectors.

Local jobs are based upon the total number of jobs advertised within a 10 mile catchment of an area and then classes by average salary.

Train stations are based upon national and underground train stations filtered by distance from the center of an area.

Motorway junctions are based upon main motorway network junctions filtered by distance from the center of an area.

Primary school data is based upon government performance data (England & Wales) from which we generate a score and then rank the schools against each other. The score is based upon 'Percentage of pupils reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths' and 'Percentage of pupils achieving a high score in reading and maths and working at greater depth in writing'.

Secondary school data is based upon government performance data (England & Wales) from which we generate a score and then rank the schools against each other. The score is based upon 'Percentage of pupils achieving grades A*-C in both English and mathematics GCSEs', 'Percentage of pupils achieving 5+ A*-C or equivalents including A*-C in both English and mathematics GCSEs', 'Percentage of pupils achieving any qualifications' and 'Average number of GCSE and equivalents entries per pupil'.

'A-Level' college data is based upon government performance data (England & Wales) from which we generate a score and then rank the colleges against each other. The score is based upon 'Percentage of A level students achieving at least three a levels at grades AAB or better, at least two of which are in facilitating subjects', 'Percentage of students at the end of 16-18 study who entered for at least one AS or A level qualification' and 'Average point score per A level entry'.

'Vocational' college data is based upon government performance data (England & Wales) from which we generate a score and then rank the colleges against each other. The score is based upon 'Percentage of tech level core aims retained', 'Number of tech level aims (total number of qualifications studied by all students)' and 'Academic value added score'.

Public Green Areas data is based upon the number of publically accessible green areas, and the quality of these areas within 3 miles of the center of an area.

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