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Lancaster Property Investment hotspot

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Thinking of moving to Lancaster? Whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here is what the city has to offer.

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  •       The most recent estimate of the City of Lancaster’s population is 141,277 (making it the 141st in size of UK’s cities) of predominantly white, English speaking backgrounds (less than 2% of the population was born outside of England)
  •       Although it is a relatively small city, it is home to some 20,000 students (around 14% of the population)
  •       Thanks to the student population the private sector has a wide range of accommodation in halls, flats and houses to rent.

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  •       Reflecting the importance of education, around 11% of the workforce is employed in this sector – with retail, health and social work proving other key employers
  •       In a recent Strategic Economic Plan commissioned by the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, Lancaster district with the City of Lancaster as its hub, was identified as a major location for economic and housing          growth
  •       A forecast prepared by the credit reference agency, Experian, estimates an increase of 9,600 new jobs in the years to 2031.

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  •       Lancaster is 251 miles from London
  •       The West Coast Main Line train service, which runs between London and Glasgow, also stops in Lancaster.
  •       There is a recently opened new access link to the main north–south motorway, the M6
  •       The City of Lancaster is served principally by Manchester airport, although there are smaller ones at Blackpool and Liverpool.

Education  🎓  

  •       The University of Lancaster has by far the most influential educational impact on the city
  •       There are 29 primary schools and 8 secondary schools within a 5-mile radius of the city centre
  •       In addition, the Lancaster and Morecombe College has an intake of pupils aged 16+.

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Finally, did you know …

  •       The city’s emblem is the red rose of the House of Lancaster, first flown during the Wars of the Roses in the 15th century – the opposing royal house was that of York, which flew a white rose
  •       Listen to natives of Lancaster speak and you are hearing their “Lanky Twang” – the name given to their dialect and slang
  •       The last king from the Royal House of Lancaster, Henry VI, was put to death in May 1471 in the Tower of London.