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5 Reasons to live in Freehold - a focus on LA1 3

Posted on Thursday, April 2, 2020

Welcome to Freehold, South Lancaster. Homes here are high in demand for countless reasons, but let’s discover  five of the key motivators which make  Freehold such a desirable location ...      
5 Reasons to live in Freehold - a focus on LA1 3

No. 1 The Community  

Freehold is an area which has a real sense of community. Home to the Gregson Arts and Community Centre which often hosts a number of events and activities from dance classes to charity quizzes, bringing the whole community together under one roof. 


No. 2 The Location  

Freehold is an easily accessible location. From here you can walk into Lancaster City Centre in around 5-10 minutes, allowing you to discover the City Centre at your leisure. Also, Freehold is conveniently placed for access to the city’s key employers; Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Lancaster University and the University of Cumbria increasing the demand for homes in Freehold.  

Not only is the location easily accessible but Freehold benefits hugely from being close to a number of large green spaces. Most notably Williamson Park which boasts 52 acres of parkland for the whole family to enjoy. If you’re feeling energetic you could take part in the Park Run on a Sunday morning or perhaps enjoy a picnic with your friends and family. A fantastic space to have on your doorstep.  


No. 3 The Views  

Freehold benefits hugely from its elevated position allowing for stunning views out across the City of Lancaster and even beyond and out towards Morecambe Bay and across to the Lake District (hence the street names!). Some homes here are lucky enough to enjoy uninterrupted views across to Lancaster Castle and beyond – ideal for both clear sunny days and of course, bonfire night!  


No. 4 The Education  

Lancaster is renowned for its fantastic free education system and Freehold is home to Lancaster Royal Grammar School which is highly regarded nationwide. Live in Freehold and you are not only in the catchment area for Lancaster Royal Grammar School but also a number of other highly regarded primary and secondary schools. Ideal for those with families. 


No. 5 The Landmarks  

Freehold is home to a number of Lancaster’s key landmarks. The stunning Lancaster Cathedral is situated on the edge of Freehold and is rich in history. The Ashton Memorial is also within walking distance and is one of the most iconic buildings in Lancaster, making Freehold a fantastic location for those who love history and architecture.   


Freehold is without doubt, one of South Lancaster's most popular areas to live.   The combination of period homes, many with gardens is what makes it so popular.  But ask a local resident what they love most about Freehold and many will tell you it is the sense of community and friendliness of the neighbours that makes it so special.


If you would like to in Freehold, please get in touch.  It is a key selling for our company and we would love to help you with your property journey.   Call us on 01524 843322 or email me at michelle@jdg.co.uk