Located in Merseyside, North West England, and around 6 miles from the River Mersey, the town of St Helens is steeped in history. It grew in size and stature during the Industrial Revolution, with a specific focus on coal mining and glass making.
Today, the town is no longer home to such industries. Only glass producer Pilkington’s remains, which employs over 1,000 people.
There are plenty of restaurants in the town centre, with a nice mix of cuisine available. What’s more, there are a number of options for shopping, from the independently-owned stores on Greenfield Road to the large shopping centres and supermarkets in and around the centre.
And there’s lots to see and do, too. The award-winning museums, successful sporting institutions, popular festivals, and wonderful parks and open spaces prove there’s something for everyone in this trendy town.
So, if you’re ready to make the move, here are a few of our favourite places to rent in St Helens.
Location, Location, Location
As previously touched upon, relocating to St Helens puts you in one of the best connected towns in the country. Sitting midway between Liverpool and Manchester, and within a stone’s throw of the likes of Wigan, Bolton, and Warrington, the town is a terrific option for young professionals who aren’t quite ready (or willing) to rent in one of the cities.
There’s an efficient bus network to see you around the town in next-to-no-time, and the railway keeps you within 30 minutes of Liverpool and under an hour of Manchester.
And if you’re gallivanting further afield, Liverpool John Lennon Airport is but a half hour drive away.
Keep It Central
If you happen to be one of those commuting young professionals, then you’ll feel right at home renting in the town centre of St Helens. Particularly as the George Street Quarter regeneration programme has left such an impressive mark on the town.
Many new businesses were attracted to the area, including some award-winning restaurants, while the exteriors of the buildings, parking, paving, and security were all improved upon.
The revamped central train station is within walking distance of some wonderfully modern apartment blocks, while nearby Church Street is home to a number of shops, bars, and eateries.
Out in the ‘Burbs
Located around 10 minutes’ drive from the town centre, the suburb of Windle is home to some of the most sought-after addresses in St Helens. The Victorian and Edwardian detached properties will fetch a pretty penny when put on the market, so they’re likely out of reach for first time buyers.
But for those firmly established on the property ladder, and for those with young families, Windle is a terrific option. The tree-lined, peaceful streets make for a nice change of pace to the hustle and bustle of the neighbouring cities.
And with its open spaces, leisure facilities, youth clubs, and primary and secondary schools, it’s the ideal place to raise children.
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