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You might have taken a day-trip to enjoy the seaside resort, but have you thought of investing in or moving to Blackpool to start a family or continue further education? Here are just some of the reasons why you might do so …

House Prices 🏠

Property Investment 🏠 🏠

  • Blackpool offers some of the cheapest houses to buy in the UK – making the town potentially an attractive prospect for buy to let investors
  • Research by HSBC bank in 2015 put Blackpool within the top 3 cities in the UK for rental returns
  • House prices in the town have risen by 5% in the past 12 months
  • In mid-2016, the total population of the town was estimated at 139,200 – a figure that remains relatively stable. 

Economy ££

  • As to be expected, many jobs are in the service and hospitality sectors, there is a strong reliance on public sector employment, and the overall employment rate remains low, compared to the national average
  • The most recent statistics point to there being more than 4,000 active enterprises in the town, but, in common with other coastal resorts, turnover is quite high
  • The town is the second most densely populated district in England, but it is also an ageing population (25% over the age of 60).

Location and Transport 🚌 

  • Blackpool is in Lancashire, on the coast of the Irish Sea and between the estuaries of the Wyre and Ribble
  • Blackpool International Airport operates scheduled and chartered flights throughout the UK and Europe – Manchester Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport are both about a 60-mile drive away
  • The town is linked to the national motorway network by the M55.

Education 🎓 

  • There are 8 state-funded secondary schools in Blackpool and 29 state primary schools. 

Environment 🌷

  • As a major seaside resort of very long standing, Blackpool offers a host of visitor attractions
  • Probably the most popular natural attraction is Blackpool Sands, which stretch the entire length of the seafront
  • Blackpool Tower (inspired by Eiffel) was opened in 1894 and remains the resort’s most iconic landmark.

Trivia 🎬

Finally, did you know … 

  • It is said that during the Second World War, Hitler banned any bombing of Blackpool because he wanted to save it as his own personal playground
  • Some of the world’s top stars have been spotted in Blackpool – Lady Gaga in a pub there and George Clooney buying fish and chips, some say
  • The ballroom at Blackpool Tower – now host to Strictly Come Dancing – used to ban dancing there on Sundays, out of respect for the sabbath.