St Helens is in the north-west of England in Merseyside, 11 miles to the east of Liverpool and 23 miles from the centre of Manchester. It is well connected sitting at the centre of the region's motorway network with the M62, M56 and M6 easily accessible. It is close to Liverpool and Manchester's main airports and has train line access into both city centres.
Although St Helens has an industrial history being the former capital of the global glass industry, its borough covers roughly 30 km of soft rolling hills and Carr Mill Dam, Merseyside's largest body of inland water, is nearby offering beautiful lakeside trails.
St Helens population is just over 100 000 and the city offers all the usual urban amenities. The town's nightlife is unable to rival that of nearby Liverpool but does pride itself in one of the top ten jazz and blues venues in the UK! Its rugby team, the 'Saints' are also very popular, being the most successful Super League team of all time.
St Helens, like other cities, has a range of housing on offer from period developments to housing estates, but the majority of the property is terraced housing and is very affordable. The government has put a lot of money into the redevelopment of the city aiding a transformation from an industrial to a commercial centre. New apartments close to the station for commuters can be found on Hall St. Fingerpost, Eccleston, Dentons Green and Windle are also popular areas to live.