Skelmersdale is a vibrant West Lancashire town sitting on the banks of the River Tawd. Situated around 15 miles away from Liverpool and 30 miles from Manchester, and close to the coast and a range of national parks, it’s an ideal location to make your home.
A busy North West market town, Skelmersdale is a lively place to live, with great shopping and entertainment, surrounded by cloughs and woodland and green open spaces. If you’re thinking about making the move to the town, you’ll find a great choice of new builds in Skelmersdale with Wain Homes.
Skelmersdale is a modern market town with shops, entertainment, and amenities within easy reach
Lots of greenery, striking surrounding countryside, and coastal beaches a short drive away, Skelmersdale offers much for lovers of the outdoors
Six local primary schools are rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted and 18 rated as “Good”. Two local secondary schools are rated as “Outstanding” and 11 as “Good”
Excellent transport links to nearby North West towns and cities, including Ormskirk, Southport, Wigan, Preston, Liverpool and Manchester
WHY IS SKELMERSDALE A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE
Skelmersdale is a thriving Lancashire market town with great shopping, restaurants, bars and pubs. The Concourse Shopping Centre, in the heart of Skelmersdale, offers two floors of shopping, with big-name high street stores, food outlets, cafes and a multiscreen cinema.
Although a bustling town, you’ll find many green spaces in Skelmersdale, including the stunning Beacon Country Park, whilst the surrounding area offers spectacular countryside. Tawd Valley Park is a great country park, Formby’s rolling sand beach is within quick reach, plus the Forest of Bowland, Peak District, and Yorkshire Dales national parks are all easy day trips.
If you’re looking to move to Skelmersdale with children, then you’ll be pleased to know that there are some great schools in the area. There are 26 primary schools within three miles of Skelmersdale – six are rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted and 18 rated as “Good”. A total of 16 secondary schools are situated within five miles of Skelmersdale – two are rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted and 11 rated as “Good”.
Close to Skelmersdale, you’ll find Ormskirk, Southport and Wigan. Both Liverpool and Manchester are nearby, meaning plenty of attractions are within reach, as well as excellent employment opportunities. With great transport links, Skelmersdale is an ideal base to commute from.
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Skelmersdale benefits from excellent transport connections throughout the North West of England. The A59 offers links to both Ormskirk and Southport, whilst Wigan is two junctions away down the M58. Liverpool is easily reached via the M58, and Manchester along the M6 and M62. International air travel is close by from both Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester Airport.
With so much to offer, Skelmersdale is a superb town to make your home. You’ll see a selection of new homes in Skelmersdale for sale across our new build developments in the local area.
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