Store First Hotspots: Blackburn
From retail parks and self-storage to local entertainment and museums, we've looked at why Blackburn is one of the most affordable places to live and work.
A former 'boomtown' of the industrial revolution and famous for its textile mills, Blackburn recently unveiled its bid to become a city alongside other towns across the UK as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this year. With its diverse cultural heritage and entrepreneurial spirit, it is easy to see why thousands of people choose to live and work in Blackburn. With its diverse cultural heritage and entrepreneurial spirit, it is easy to see why thousands of people choose to live and work in Blackburn.
Blackburn and Darwen Council have created several safe walking and cycling routes providing scenic, environmentally-friendly options for travelling around the town. It is located within short driving distances of Burnley and Accrington, as the M65 runs through the south of Blackburn, giving you straightforward access to the nearest cities of Preston, Manchester, and Blackpool. It is also a hotspot for students and post-graduates to live as it is easily commutable to nearby colleges and universities.
Blackburn was once voted as the best place in Britain to make a living, comparing mortgage repayments to the average wages. The town is known for being skilled in manufacturing, with 25% of the population working in this industry, and it is consistently growing with a demand for more employment. The town has a low-cost living rate with affordable, local amenities that are ideal for both businesses and individuals, including shopping parks, industrial estates, and business centres. We're proud to host our own Store First self storage in Blackburn on Centurion Business Park.
Recreation and entertainment
There are many things to do in Blackburn; whether you are visiting for the day or looking to live permanently, it is always easy to find something to do. Blackburn has a few retail parks with cinemas, restaurants, local theatres, and shopping malls. The town is renowned for Blackburn Rovers FC and its Ewood Park, attracting football fans from across the country. There are plenty of leisure and fitness facilities for sports lovers alike and even an ice rink. You can find a quieter side of the place at Witton Country Park, soak in the town's rich history at Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, or take some quiet time at Blackburn Cathedral.
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