The small town of Darwen is located just off the M65 so has excellent transport links. You can be in the centre of Manchester within an hour by car or in the beautiful countryside of the stunning Ribble Valley within 20 minutes. London is only a 3 hour commute on the train depending on the service. The railway line also has direct services to Blackburn, Bolton and Manchester Victoria so is a great option for house hunters who commute to work. There are also ample bus routes to the neighbouring towns.
The area prides itself on beautiful scenic walks and with three parks in the area, Bold Venture Park, Sunnyhurst Park and Whitehall Park, each leading to local landmark Darwen Tower, residents and visitors alike are spoiled for choice. Away from the towns green spaces, the centre boasts a large leisure centre with an impressive 25 metre eight lane swimming pool and gym. For the historians among you, Darwen Library Theatre opened its doors in 1908 and hosts a range of concerts, plays and famous acts, including local Lancashire names such as Paddy McGuiness.
Darwen has an excellent community spirit, with friendly and welcoming residents at the heart of many social events including the annual Darwen Gala (started in 1955), which sees local businesses, pubs, charities and residents coming together in celebration of the towns local heritage and traditions. After all that socialising, why not make running your new hobby. Darwen has a large running community, with 5K and 10K events taking place throughout the year as well as the weekly park run.
Investors will be keen to know that Darwen has a lot of “flip” properties available and in addition to this the rent yields are much more attractive in Darwen than bigger areas such as Blackburn and Manchester. Cheryl and her team manage rental properties ranging from bedsits priced at £395pcm, to 4 and 5 bedroom detached family homes at around £1000pcm.
Those interested in new build properties should know that the Your Move Darwen branch are the sole agents working with the large Cranberry Meadows development. In addition to this the Darwen branch manage the sales of a variety of accommodation from flats priced at £40,000 to larger exclusive barn conversions priced around the £675,000 mark.
Our friendly Your Move Darwen team have a vast amount of local knowledge, they are passionate about their sector and they would love the opportunity to discuss with you how they can assist you with your requirements.
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