Local area guide

Living in Blackpool (FY1 & FY2)

Old-school seaside charm, miles of sandy beaches and the promise of endless adventure: explore the compelling coastal lifestyle on offer in Blackpool.

Your guide to moving to Blackpool

Why Blackpool is a good place to live

Welcome to the UK's most famous seaside resort, where the glimmering Blackpool Tower paints the backdrop to every day life.

Blackpool is a great place to live if you value the sea breeze, the lively buzz of visitors and a close-knit coastal community. From the world-famous Pleasure Beach amusement park to the scenic promenade and bustling markets, Blackpool's town centre is a lively tapestry of entertainment, shopping and dining.

Living in Blackpool comes with a range of good education options and a strategic northwest location, granting access to nearby cities and the Lake District. Safety and community are paramount here, with lifelong locals extending a warm welcome to newcomers and tourists alike.

What is Blackpool famous for?

Blackpool is known as a top UK tourist destination. The seaside resort, Blackpool Tower and dazzling annual Illuminations are synonymous with the quintessential British seaside holiday.

Things to do in Blackpool

Start your day with a leisurely stroll along the Promenade to enjoy stunning views of the Irish Sea. If you fancy feeling the sand between your toes, it's easy to find a quiet spot on Blackpool's 7-mile stretch of beach.

One of the must-visit attractions is the historic Blackpool Tower: take a trip to the top and explore the famous Tower Ballroom. And you can't miss Blackpool Pleasure Beach with its thrilling rides like Big One and the Grand National.

In the evening, embrace the magic of the Blackpool Illuminations from August to November and grab a portion of fish and chips - Blackpool offers some of the best in the country.

Average asking prices in Blackpool today

We update our average asking prices daily with data from millions of properties for sale.

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£115,000

183 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£285,000

102 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£160,000

177 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£90,000

92 properties for sale

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Local pubs in Blackpool

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  • Number 3 Sports Bar

    Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3

    Sport's Bar located in Blackpool covering all the big games.

  • Raikes Hall

    Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1

    The Raikes Hall is an attractive and stylish pub that lies in the very heart of the famous seaside resort of Blackpool. With a large beer garden that gets the sun all day and has a lovely, relaxing atmosphere.

  • Bridge

    Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1

    The Bridge is one of the cheapest bars in Blackpool that has entertainment every day. And cabaret weekly from Easter to Halloween. It is located 2 mins walk from Blackpool FC and is the designated away fans pub. Children are welcome till 8pm and we are a

  • No 4

    Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3

    The No4 pub is a traditional yet modern pub located in Blackpool.

  • 1887 The Brew Room

    Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1

    Blackpool's first full sized Brewery Pub. 200 metres from the iconic Winter Gardens!!

Transport in Blackpool

Trains

Blackpool North and Blackpool South offer frequent train services connect to nearby cities. The journey to Preston takes about 30 minutes while Manchester and Liverpool are both about 1.5 hours away.

Trams

Blackpool's tram network runs along the seafront on the Flyde Coast, making for a convenient and scenic ride around the town and up to Fleetwood.

Buses

Blackpool's bus network covers the town and its surroundings, with buses running to places like Lytham St Annes, Cleveleys and Poulton-le-Fylde.

Park and Ride

Park and Ride buses run from Starr Gate and Ash Street, offering an easy way to explore Blackpool's attractions without worrying about parking.

Car

The nearby M55 motorway smooths the journey to neighbouring areas and major cities. It takes about 20 minutes to drive to Preston and 1.5 hours to get to Manchester. The Lake District National Park is about 70 miles north of Blackpool - perfect for a taste of scenic beauty and outdoor adventure.

Airports

Blackpool's airport doesn't offer commercial flights so Manchester Airport is your best bet for holidays and work trips. It's reachable within 1.5 hours and provides flights to a wide range of domestic and international destinations.

Transport connections in Blackpool

Blackpool North
National Rail
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Layton (Lancs)
National Rail
1.3 miles / 2.1 km
Blackpool South
National Rail
1.4 miles / 2.3 km
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
National Rail
2.1 miles / 3.4 km
Squires Gate
National Rail
2.8 miles / 4.5 km
Poulton-le-Fylde
National Rail
2.9 miles / 4.7 km

Schools in Blackpool

Blackpool has a range of well-regarded primary and secondary schools, including state-funded and independent options, giving parents a good choice of schools.

For 16 to 18 year-olds, Blackpool and The Fylde College (B&FC) is a prominent institution offering academic courses, vocational training and apprenticeships.

Blackpool does not have its own university but nearby cities like Preston offer access to renowned institutions such as the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Schools in Blackpool

St Kentigern's Catholic Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Tower Learning Centre Independent School
Ages: 14 - 16 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Devonshire Primary Academy
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Requires improvement (2020)
Woodlands School
Ages: 2 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2018)
Park Community Academy
Ages: 2 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
Blackpool St John's Church of England Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2020)