New Build Homes in Preston

Preston is a city in Lancashire, 35 miles north-west of Manchester and 17 miles east of Blackpool. It is the administrative centre of Lancashire and attained city status in 2002. With fantastic schools in the area, plenty of history and culture, and much in the way of green open space it’s a popular place to call home.

At Wain Homes, you’ll find a selection of new homes for sale in Preston across our range of new build developments in the area.

There are 18 schools rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted in Preston

The city was named the best city to live and work in the North West in 2021

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has a campus in Preston

Preston has a rich culture and is home to six museums

Over 160 miles of footpaths and bridleways to explore the surrounding countryside




Preston is an increasingly popular place to live and it’s easy to see why. In 2021 it was voted as the best city to live and work in the North West, in the Demos-PwC Good Growth for Cities Index. This was due to the availability of jobs, the positive work-life balance, the skills of the population and the variety of roles on offer.

Families with school age children will be pleased to know that there are 18 schools in the city rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted. They include Cardinal Newman College, Eden Boys’ School, Eldon Primary School, Penwortham Girls’ High School, and Ribbleton Avenue Infant School. The city is also home to a campus for the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

As well as having a historic sporting past with Preston North End Football Club (currently playing in the Championship), the city also has a cultural pedigree to rival its near neighbours Manchester and Liverpool. In fact, there are six museums in the city including the Museum of Lancashire, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, and Ribble Steam Railway & Museum. Other family-friendly attractions in the area include the Preston Spy Mission Treasure Trail and Avenham and Miller Park.

For families that love to experience the great outdoors, there is much to explore in Preston outside the hustle and bustle of the city centre. In fact, the city has over 160 miles of footpaths and bridleways to enjoy. Most famous is the 21 mile ‘greenway’ that encircles the city.

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Preston is in close proximity to three international airports. Blackpool Airport is just half an hour away, whilst both Manchester Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport are around an hour’s drive.

As well as being connected to the M6 and M55 motorways, Preston enjoys fantastic rail links to the rest of the UK. Preston railway station is on the West Coast Main Line and has a direct route to London Euston with trains taking just 2 hours and 15 minutes. Trains into Manchester have a journey time of just over 40 minutes.

If you want to live in Preston, you’ll find a range of new build homes in Preston with Wain Homes.