Callum Ward, 06 November 2019
In this series, we’re exploring some of our favourite rental hotspots. This week we’ve taken a look at Lytham St Annes and everything it has to offer for potential renters, from rent prices to things that the location has to offer.
Often overshadowed by its louder neighbour Blackpool, Lytham St Annes is a hidden gem for renters looking for a place by the sea. With a mix of seaside views, green spaces, independent cafes and high street shopping, Lytham St Annes offers an incredibly wide variety of things to do without the massive tourist congregation of Blackpool.
The average rent for living in Lytham St Annes is currently at £634pcm – way below the national average of £967pcm. If you’re looking for a one-bedroom property, the average rent would be £480pcm. Moving up in size, a two-bedroom comes it at £581pcm and a three-bedroom at £828pcm. Lytham St Annes is made up of four different areas; Lytham, Saint Anne’s-on-the-Sea Ansdell and Fairhaven, each offering a unique experience for residents, meaning there is something for everyone.
Lytham is one of the most appealing places to rent in Lytham St Annes, with the grand houses and seafront views. There is a wealthy feel to the area itself, with an attractive mix of homes, high-street stores and independent shops that have been part of the community for years. Outside of the centre there are plenty of smaller houses and cottages, all with stunning gardens to make for an appealing living situation. Another extremely popular option in Lytham St Annes is Saint Annes-on-the-Sea – also known as St Annes. The town is as popular as ever, with the seaside walks down the Victorian pier and fish and chips by the beach being extremely appealing.
Residents in Lytham St Annes are also spoilt for choice when it comes to schools for their children, with a large of number of ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ primary and secondary schools according to Ofsted. This offers the chance for families to move to the seaside town and ensure their children are given the best education possible.
There are numerous ways to get about in Lytham St Annes. All of the areas along the Fylde coast are extremely well connected, with frequent tram services covering the entire coast from Fleetwood to Starr Gate. Alongside the coastal trams there are regular bus services throughout the towns helping residents and visitors alike move from one place to another. Each route is colour and number coded to make journeys as simple and easy to follow as possible. The bus routes cover distance as far as Fleetwood and Knott End all the way to Lytham.
As well as the coastal and inner town transport options throughout Lytham St Annes, there are numerous ways to actually get to the seaside resort. With St Annes station, Lytham station and Ansdell & Fairhaven station all located there, residents are spoilt for choice when getting in and out of the area. There are direct routes to Blackpool and Preston and a multitude of connection options to places like Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham.
Things to do
Both Lytham and St Anne’s town centres may be small, but both offer an extremely impressive range of quality stores, cafes and restaurants. Clifton Street is the main shopping road in Lytham, lined with trees as far as the eye can see to give the centre a vibrant and colourful feel. It offers a balance of high street names juxtaposed by several independent stores and cafes.
Moving outside of the centres, residents can visit the Lytham St Annes seafront for a peaceful walk by the water. Offering phenomenal views and a tranquillity that town centres just can’t offer, the seafront is an extremely attractive part of moving to Lytham St Annes. Landmarks along the coast include The Venue, Cleveleys, which is a privately owned, multi-award-winning complex of restaurants, bars and function sites, Lytham Green, The Windmill on Lytham Seafront and St Annes Seafront and Beach.
As we mentioned earlier on, Lytham St Annes is right by Blackpool, meaning you can enjoy everything that the UK’s favourite tourist seaside resort has to offer. Blackpool’s major landmarks consist of Blackpool Tower, Blackpool Illuminations and the Pleasure Beach - to name but a few. The varied choice of activities on offer make for an extremely enjoyable day out for all.
Are you interested in renting in Lytham St Annes? If so, give our team a call on 01253 469099 and we’ll see what we can do for you!
Callum Ward, 06 November 2019