Skelmersdale local area guide

How is the Skelmersdale market performing?

House prices in Skelmersdale have increased 5.3% over the past 12 months.

Your Move for sale
Average property price in Skelmersdale
£219,984
+5.3%
Last 12 months
+9.4%
Last 5 years
Based on the Land Registry data for properties sold within the postcodes that Your Move Skelmersdale covers.
Your Move to let
Average rental price in Skelmersdale
£588
pcm
+6.7%
Last 12 months
+14.8%
Last 5 years
Based on the advertised rental prices for properties to rent by Your Move Skelmersdale in the last 12 months from today's date.

Why move to Skelmersdale?

The Skelmersdale property market has taken a more balanced proportion of lettings and sales in recent years. Prices are currently static and demand is still high for first time buyer housing and new build houses.

There is a strong working class population in Skelmersdale due to the four industrial estaes of Pimbo, Gillibrands, Stanley and Westgate. Also many local people have small businesses in the area. Many of the first time buyers grew up in the town and aspire to better themselves by working up the ladder to their dream home.

 

History and culture

Leon Osman the Everton Football player is from Skelmersdale. The pop group The Verve are from Upholland. The historical figure George Lyon the Highwayman, who was hung in Lancaster, was returned to Upholland Church yard to be buried. There is a strong meditating community in Ashurst based around the golden building 'The Dome' where a community of people have small businessess and education at the award winning Mararhishi School

 

Location

The manager at Your Move Skelmersdale, Julie Peel, says "Skelmersdale is one of the friendliest parts of West Lancashire. The People here are welcoming and the location is ideal for a variety of trips to the seaside including Southport, Crosby, Formby, and Ainsdale all of which are only a short drive away. The hills and walkways of the Pennines are a short drive and the M6 and M58 motorway links to the rest of the North West are just minutes away. We have a variety of busy towns nearby to visit to eat out and shop, including Liverpool, Ormskirk, Manchester, Wigan and Southport and yet can still enjoy the peace and quiet of the area".

 

Properties

The old and new mix well in Skelmersdale. There are streets of mining cottages in the old town, new build estates with detached and semi detached properties and estates of ex-council houses and flats. There are farms and individual style houses around the Upholland, Roby Mill and Elmers Green.

As the most popular and busiest estate agent in the town, Your Move carry the largest selection of rental and sales properties in the area. From Old Town, Upholland, Burscough, and surrounding areas. Customers who visit the branch are registering to receive a service in selling their home, renting their home, conveyancing, financial services, surveys and and house move related advice. Among the most sought after addresses are Elmers Green, Upholland, Dalton, Roby Mill and parts of the Old and New town for first time buy affordable housing.

The guide for property rental values starts at £375pcm for a flat possibly ex council. Then a very popular 'Let' in the area is a three bedroom ex council type property at £475cpm. A new build semi detached house can achieve £535 to £600 and a three bedroom detached around £675pcm. Four bedroom detached houses and individually designed houses can achieve £775 to £975pcm.

 

Shopping

The Skelmersdale area benefits from several convenience shopping areas in Ashurst, Birch Green and Digmoor. Then the larger centres provide a more varied range. They are the Concourse Shopping Centre, Hall Green, Burscough and Ormskirk. There is a choice of supermarkets in and around the town including Tesco, Asda, Aldi, Iceland and Morrisons and small food stalls in the food hall of the Concourse.

 

Sport and leisure

Ashurst Beacon Country Park and Golf Club, Tawd Valley Country Park and Roby Mill and Parbold Village provide enjoyable outdoor walks and countryside scenery. There are libraries, a variety of public houses, social clubs and college events in the area. Edge Hill University is a short drive away between Skelmersdale and Ormskirk.

 

Transport

The town and surrounding villages offer semi rural living yet offer quick links to major towns and cities. The railway station at Upholland offers immediate links to Orrell Wigan Manchester and Liverpool.