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Blackburn Property Hotspot


While Blackburn is not a city, it is the largest municipality in what is known as East Lancashire. The town offers lots of potential if you are thinking of moving here, planning an investment, starting a family or beginning higher education. Here are some quick facts:

House Prices ūüŹ†

  • Most expensive property: 4 bedroom detached house ¬£1m
  • Average house price in Blackburn: ¬£116,784
  • Cheapest property: 1 bedroom flat ¬£39,950.

Property Investment ūüŹ† ūüŹ†

Economy ££

  • Almost 4,000 new jobs have been created in the area since 2009, outperforming regional and national job growth figures
  • Blackburn town centre is currently subject to a new multi-million pound investment, including ¬£30m in the Cathedral Quarter
  • Major employers in Blackburn include Blackburn College, Thwaites Brewery, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council; and the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Location and Transport ūüöƬ†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†

  • There has been ¬£40m investment in the rapid bus transit system
  • ¬£14m has been invested in the Manchester train line bringing city and Blackburn ever closer, stimulating investment and job creation¬†
  • The M65 motorway passes to the south of Blackburn and the town has lots of A roads
  • Blackpool International Airport, about 23 miles (37¬†km) to the west, is Blackburn's nearest airport. Manchester Airport is about 28 miles (45¬†km) to the south of the town.

Education ūüéď

Environment ūüĆ∑

  • Blackburn with Darwen is set miles of magnificent countryside offering activities including walking and cycle routes, heritage and nature trails, and outdoor attractions
  • Visit the impressive Blackburn Cathedral that offers visitors a green oasis of calm in the bustling town centre. There has been a church on the cathedral site for more than 1000 years
  • There are plenty of places to enjoy a shopping experience including The Mall and Darwen Market Town. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†

Trivia ūüé¨

Finally, did you know …

  • Blackburn became the first town to undertake the mass finger-printing of people following a murder in 1948? The investigation was a milestone in the history of forensic science, and the first time mass fingerprinting had been used to solve a crime
  • Blackburn railway station features a 24 foot (7.3 m) mural depicting eight famous faces associated with the town, including Mohandas Gandhi, who visited nearby Darwen in 1931?
  • Blackburn Rovers Football Club was formed by a group of public schoolboys in 1875?