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St Helens Removals
During the 18th and 19th centuries, St Helens was an industrial town which flourished during the revolution. It was a significant centre for coal mining and glass making but, today, it is very much a commercial town.
Those moving to St Helens will find that the town is split into four townships which have a mixture of new developments and period properties. If seeking a home in the town centre, that are a multitude of traditional terraced homes dating back to the late 19th century through to the 1930’s.
If you are looking to move to or from St Helens including the surrounding areas, get in touch with Britannia Fleet. They are located in Prescot, just 15 minutes from St Helens, and offer removals as well as storage solutions.
Moving to St Helens
Due to such a diverse mix of properties, there is something to suit everybody in St Helens, and properties are not on the market for long. Properties on the Kingsley and Hartington Roads are particularly sought after, with large Victorian and Edwardian houses gracing the avenues with price tags of £500,000 to £650,000. However, for something more affordable, there are three bed family houses in fantastic residential areas (close to schools) for around £185,000. Flats start at £40,000.
There is a number of studio flats in St Helens which are in purpose built complexes and are available for £350 pcm. One bedroom flats are around £375 pcm, with prices going over £400 pcm for two bedrooms or an apartment with a garden. Tenants seeking a house should have a minimum budget of £595 pcm, rising to over £750 pcm for a larger property. Seriously impressive period homes for rent can be found on Millfield, Rainford, and Bleak Hill Roads; falling into the £1000 to £12000 pcm bracket.
Schools in St Helens
As well as several wonderful nurseries in St Helens, there are some excellent primary schools. Before securing a place for your child, parents should conduct research into which primary schools feed into secondary schools. St Teresa’s Catholic Primary is good, as is St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Primary, but with ‘outstanding’ features. Bleak Hill Primary is ‘outstanding’ across the board according to Ofsted.
There a number of secondary schools in St Helens, but some performed better in their latest Ofsted inspections than others. There were five schools awarded ‘good’ from Ofsted; Cowley International College, Haydock High School, Rainford High Technology College, Rainhill High School, and St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School.
Transport Links St Helens
St Helens has a number of local and regional bus routes, with the vast majority running through the town centre.
The town has several A roads which connect to the M58 in the north, M6 in the east, M62 in the south, and M57 in the west. Liverpool is just a half hour drive away and Manchester can be accessed in 46 minutes.
St Helens Central railway station serves the area. From Monday to Saturday there are half -hourly local services to Liverpool Lime Street, Wigan North Western, and an hourly fast service from Liverpool South Parkway which continues through to Preston. On Sundays, there is a semi-fast service every hour between Liverpool and Blackpool North via Preston.