Burnley is a large town located in East Lancashire within commuting distance of Preston, Leeds and Manchester.
Some of the less privileged areas are closer to the town-centre than one might traditionally expect, but this has had a positive effect on property prices, with Burnley being found to be one of the cheapest areas to purchase property in the UK, with average prices around £40,000.
Areas such as Bank Hall are leafy, and have a strong historical feel to them; however newer developments in areas such as Colville Street are also centrally located. There are many opportunities to live in smaller satellite villages such as Worsthorne and Gawthorpe, and still be drawn in to the borough of Burnley. Typically the most affordable housing is ex-council, however there are many attractive larger detached properties in the more affluent areas.
With its increasingly progressive educational policy, low property prices and within easy reach of such large cities through strong transport links, Burnley is a popular choice for young or middle-aged families looking to escape the frenetic buzz and high-prices of life in the city.