With an abundance of schools, shops, eateries and leafy suburban streets, Fulwood has always been a desirable and attractive place to live. Situated just a couple of miles north of Preston city centre, the area has a distinct personality and a wealth of opportunities for residents and visitors alike
Home to some of the finest Victorian buildings in Lancashire, including Fulwood Barracks, Fulwood Union Workhouse and the Harris Orphanage, the area dates back to the 12th century and has a proud tradition of protecting and preserving its culture and heritage.
With Preston city centre on its doorstep, opportunities for entertainment, shopping and dining have never been in short supply. However, the area itself also has many local amenities, including shops, primary and high schools, pubs, libraries, a gym, the Booths supermarket complex and a range of beautiful parks.
Independent businesses are also flourishing, so residents and visitors, definitely aren’t stuck for choice when it comes to looking for something different.
There’s plenty of choice for house buyers, and a mixture of beautiful old traditional properties and modern homes. Fulwood caters for everyone, from first-time buyers, to professional couples commuting and families and due to its accessibility to the M6, M61 and M55, it is also easy to get to most places.
In December 2017 Fulwood library reopened after being closed down due to county council cutbacks. Since reopening, the library has an extensive events calendar and now a Friends of Fulwood Library group has been launched.
A great place to take the family is the Lancashire Infantry Museum at Fulwood Barracks. It houses one of the largest and most important Infantry Regimental collections in the country. Along with extensive displays, archive and military history, it’s a hidden gem, ideal for visiting with the young and old on a rainy day. For time outside why not visit one of Fulwood’s several parks? Conway Park, Jubilee Green, Hill and Hollows Nature Reserve and Highgate Wood, all offer woodland walks and a chance to get away from it all.
Fulwood is also home to Preston city’s main hospital, the Royal Preston Hospital, which provides a full range of district general hospital services, including an emergency department.
With more people enjoying and appreciating what the area has to offer, it is no surprise the area was highlighted by The Guardian in 2017 as a noteworthy place to buy. It seems this suburban gem is continuing to be on the up and the place to be.