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New homes in Southport

Whether you’re walking along the beach, taking in the view from the pier or seeing a show at the theatre, the seaside town of Southport has plenty to offer the whole family. Just a short drive or train journey north of Liverpool, a new home in Southport is perfect if you’re looking for good commuter links, a family-focused community and lots to do in the local area.

A quick history

Southport is a relatively ‘new’ town, starting life in the late 18th century when a bathing house was built on the coast. It quickly became a popular seaside destination, with a village growing around the hotel. By the 1820s, Southport had grown considerably, and when the train network connected the town to Liverpool and Manchester in the mid 19th century, the population boomed.

Southam’s pier was built in 1860, and by the time the town was one hundred years old, more than 30,000 people lived there. The UK’s first electric trains started at the turn of the century between Liverpool and Southport, and today the town is still thriving, with Pleasureland and Splash World built in 2007.

Business and industry

As a tourist destination, Southport has a large number of retail and leisure businesses, including restaurants, cafes and shops. The town is also home to Fletchers Solicitors, which was named in the Sunday Times ‘Best 100 Companies to Work For’ in 2017.

In nearby Liverpool, major employers include European Metal Recycling, Princes, Bibby Line Group, TJ Morris trading as Home Bargains, Matalan, and the city’s two football clubs Liverpool F.C. and Everton F.C.

Things to do in the area

If you love getting out and about in the great outdoors, Southport is a great place to live. You can take a walk along the promenade, go to Ribble Estuary National Nature Reserve, or visit one of the many local beaches, including Southport Beach.

Crosby Beach is home to the ‘Another Place’ cast iron art installation, while family-friendly Formby Beach has natural dunes and panoramic views out to sea. Ainsdale Beach is popular with watersports enthusiasts, including kitesurfers.

Southport hosts a number of events throughout the year including Southport Air Show, Southport Flower Show, the British Musical Fireworks Championship and the Food and Drink Festival. Other attractions include Pleasureland, Southport Model Railway Village, Splash World indoor water park and Southport Theatre.

Travel and commuting

Southport has good transport connections by both road and rail, ideal if you’re commuting to work or taking regular trips to visit friends and family. The town is a 35-minute drive away from Preston, and 40 minutes from Liverpool by car or train. The journey to Wigan takes 45 minutes by car or 40 minutes by train, while Manchester can be reached in one hour five minutes by both car and train.

If you’re travelling to London, the quickest way to get there is by train. The journey from Southport to London Euston takes just two hours 45 minutes, with one change in Wigan. When you’re going on holiday, Liverpool John Lennon Airport is only a 45-minute drive from Southport. 

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Lea View

Village Street, Sandymoor, RUNCORN, WA7 1XF

Lea View is being built with family life in mind featuring a range of four and five bedroom homes located just outside the historic town of Runcorn. Each home will feature open plan, modern living spaces – ideal for entertaining friends and raising a family. What’s more, there are long peaceful walks along the Bridgewater Canal, just around the corner.

  • 24.6 miles from your search location

Pavilion Gardens

Town Lane, Southport, MERSEYSIDE, PR8 6PN
  • £ £204,995 To £279,995
  • 3 & 4 bedroom homes
  • 0.5 miles from your search location

Cuerden Heights

Wigan Road, Leyland, LANCASHIRE, PR25 5SB

We now have just one home left to sell. Plot 55 The Hatherley five bedroom housetype available from £444,995. To arrange a viewing please call 07917627201. Sitting in the pretty, semi-rural village of Clayton-le-Woods near Chorley, Cuerden Heights offers families a peaceful place to come home to.

  • 13.1 miles from your search location

Lightfoot Meadows

Lightfoot Lane, Preston, LANCASHIRE, PR4 0AH
  • £ £96,000 To £423,995
  • 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom homes
  • 14.3 miles from your search location

Claremont Gardens

Westminster Road, Liverpool, MERSEYSIDE, L4 1AJ

Ideal for first time buyers and commuters, Claremont Gardens offers a range of modern one and two bedroom apartments. You'll also find local rail and bus links taking you to the heart of Liverpool in under 10 minutes. Don't miss out - we only have a limited number of apartments homes remaining.

  • 14.5 miles from your search location

Low Hill Gardens, Upton

Manor Drive, Upton, WIRRAL, CH46 0QT
  • £ From £281,995
  • 4 bedroom homes
  • 17.8 miles from your search location

Cromwell Heights

Whittingham Road, Longridge, PRESTON, PR3 2AB

When you arrive at Cromwell Heights in the stunning town of Longridge, you’ll see that history, heritage and beautiful countryside is all around. This picturesque development offers families a choice of three, four and five bedroom homes, all spaciously designed. It also offers long country walks and scenic bike rides as well as nearby rail and road links to make commuting that much easier.

  • 19.7 miles from your search location

Monk's Cross

Mitton Road, Whalley, CLITHEROE, BB7 9RX
  • £ £94,995 To £447,995
  • 1, 3 & 4 bedroom homes
  • 26.2 miles from your search location
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