Deciding where to live is one of the most important decisions you have to make when buying a house. Get it wrong, and you’ll either be very unhappy living there or you’ll have to face the costs of moving again.
As a leading estate agent in the area, perhaps you could call us biased – but the truth is, St Helens boasts an excellent location in the heat of the northwest. Just 11 miles east of Liverpool and 23 miles from Manchester city centre.
Plus, with a range of 2, 3 and 4-bedroom houses for sale in St Helens currently – including a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced houses – there’s something to suit everyone.
But which areas in St Helens should you consider moving to?
In this blog, our local estate agents explore the best areas in St Helens, highlighting the unique attributes and amenities that each one has to offer – allowing you to make an informed decision for your budget, lifestyle and preferences.
Eccleston is a popular residential area in St Helens, known and loved for its leafy landscape and community spirit.
Located just 10 minutes from the bustling town centre, and offering fantastic local amenities, schools and recreational facilities (including Eccleston Park Golf Club), it’s an inviting neighbourhood to reside in.
Properties in Eccleston are among the priciest houses for sale in St Helens – selling for an average of £275,000 in 2022.
Always fancied a village lifestyle with a host of amenities at your fingertips?
Offering an idyllic rural setting with picturesque countryside, top-quality schools and a thriving social scene for all ages and interests, Rainford ticks all the right boxes. Situated 5 miles north of St Helens town centre, and with the A570 Rainford Bypass which leads to Southport, and the M58 and M6 close by, commuting has never been easier.
Rainford is one of the more expensive neighbourhoods to buy a property, but there are plenty of amenities on offer – both in the village itself and nearby.
Rainhill is a close-knit community that’s among the top 10 safest places to live in Merseyside, which explains why properties in this area have spiked in popularity in recent years.
There are plenty of good schools in the area. And thanks to the local bus services and train station in the village, colleges and universities are easily accessible. The M62 and St Helens Linkway are beside the civil parish too – making the daily commute and weekly shop easier for you. You’ll also find a variety of local pubs and restaurants, which are perfect for socialising with friends and family.
As one of the trendiest areas to live in St Helens, you can expect property prices to be higher in Rainhill than in other areas, as the demand is greater.
Sutton is an area to the south of St Helens, offering easy access to the M62 and train stations which travel between Manchester, Liverpool, Wigan and further afield daily.
Modern housing estates and outstanding schools, such as The Sutton Academy, make it a highly appealing place to live for young professionals and families. Sherdley Park offers plenty of green space, perfect for dog walking and outdoor pursuits, whilst the town centre is within easy reach for shopping and entertainment.
Houses for sale in this part of St Helens are usually cheaper too, offering great value for your money
Houses for sale in Windle – just off the A580 East Lancashire Road – are especially popular among first-time buyers, couples and families.
Recent safety improvements to the Windle Island junction mean there is a lot less congestion for commuters, making it easier to travel between Manchester and Liverpool for work or pleasure.
Average prices in this district are typically above the local average – costing you more than other houses for sale in St Helens. But they are within walking distance of local schools and you can reach the town centre within 8 minutes via the A570 (Rainford Road).
Talk to our local estate agents in St Helens
If you’re looking for the perfect neighbourhood to call home in St Helens, be sure to get in touch with the team here at Stapleton Derby.
We have extensive knowledge of the different houses for sale in and around St Helens and will happily assist you in narrowing your options down – finding a property that not only suits your size requirements but your budget and preferences, too.
If you like the look of any of the properties for sale on our website, let us know and we’ll arrange a viewing for you to take a closer look and decide whether you could picture yourself living there.
To book an appointment with our specialists at our office in Corporation Street, call 01744 88 33 22.