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5 reasons to live around the Ridge

Posted on Thursday, April 2, 2020

Welcome to  t he Ridge , a popular suburban area of Central Lancaster.  The Ridge Estate and neighbouring Newton Estate are two of the most sought after, ex-local authority estates close to the city.  Despite being so close to the city, this area is surprisingly green, with fields,  Lancaster Canal and woodland all surrounding.  
5 reasons to live around the Ridge


Many of the homes are now privately owned and range from 1-bed apartments to 3-bed family homes.   Over the years some homes have been extended creating larger 4 and 5-bed properties. 


Homes here are incredibly popular with first-time-buyers, young families and buy-to-let landlords alike. Here are just 5 of the reasons why...


No. 1 The Accessibility  

The Ridge is fantastically well positioned at the beginning of Lancaster’s one-way system, meaning access both in and out of the City can be done completed with ease. Live here and Lancaster City Centre is within walking distance or hop in the car or on the bus and you have access to Greyhound Bridge which takes you to Morecambe, Heysham, Carnforth and beyond.  

Not only does the Ridge have fantastic access to nearby neighbouring towns and villages but if you live here you can enjoy the ease of access to the M6 motorway. Junction 34 is around a 5-minute drive away giving you access to either The Lake District in the North or Manchester to the South. Ideal for commuters.  



No. 2 The Community  

The Ridge has a real sense of community. Many residents know their neighbours well. Families often live on neighbouring streets.  Home to its very own community centre which hosts an array of different events and activities throughout the week. The Ridge is also home to Claver Hill Community Farm which boasts 6 acres of land dedicated to allowing people to learn and grow their own food, encouraging a more self-sufficient and sustainable way of living, right on your doorstep 



No. 3 The Activities  

The Ridge is home to The Kaizen Academy, a martial arts school which hosts lessons for all age groups. Perfect for those who like to keep fit or to keep the kids educated and entertained. If you’ve ever thought about taking up Jiu-jitsu, kickboxing or another form of martial arts then now is your chance!   Don't also forget the range of activities that happens at the community centre too!  Check out their Facebook page at @RidgeCentre for lots of different activities and ideas. 



No. 4 The Education  

The Ridge is located on the cusp of Lancaster City Centre, which is home to a number of highly regarded schools, both primary and secondary. Lancaster Royal Grammar school is within walking distance and the Ridge has its very own primary school; Ridge Community Primary School. It is no wonder this location is popular with young families.  



No. 5 The Outdoor Spaces 

The Ridge is fortunate to benefit from having both the City Centre and large outdoor green spaces on its doorstep. Live here and you can walk into the Historic City of Lancaster in a matter of minutes or for those who enjoy being outdoors on the weekend, the options are endless! The Ridge Woods is located to the top of the estate, perfect for dog walking. Or why not make your way down to Lancaster Cycle Path with miles of walks/cycles along the River Lune or Lancaster Canal.  


Thinking of moving to the Ridge.  If you would like to chat about living here or are thinking of selling your home,  please get in touch.  It is a popular and affordable area of the city and we would love to help.


Get in touch at michelle@jdg.co.uk.   Or call me on 01524 843322.  At JDG we are here to help.