Live in Burnley

A warm Burnley welcome.

Whether you already live in our town or are considering moving here, there are numerous benefits to calling Burnley home.

Victorian terrace front room, Burnley

Affordable and varied housing

The mean house price in Burnley is £106,199, which is 36% of the national average. Not only does your money go further when you live in Burnley, but there is a wide-range of properties at your fingertips. From quality modern newbuilds and contemporary apartments to quaint cottages and impressive Victorian terraces, there’s something for everyone’s budget and taste.

An apartment at Bridgewalk Burnley
A primary school child making a model of the solar system, painting planets

Schools, higher and further education

With a large and varied choice of primary and secondary schools, as well as further education facilities such as Burnley College, the town is a great place to live for families. UCLan has committed to increasing its student numbers to 4,000 by 2025, making Burnley a bustling university town.

For more information, check out Study in Burnley.

Two people on horseback in a country lane.

Quality of life

We are proud that 80% of our town is rural, making it the ideal place to wind down and explore.

There are two award-winning parks within walking distance of the town centre, whilst many of our parks have been awarded Green Flags for their high standards. Towneley and Gawthorpe Halls are two of the most beautiful buildings in Burnley and host family-friendly events year round. And if you really want to stretch your legs, you can stroll along the Leeds Liverpool canal or get further into the great outdoors to the famous Singing Ringing Tree and the Forest of Burnley.

For more information, see Explore Burnley.

Crow Wood Spa in Burnley

Leisure and recreation

Burnley still has its determined entrepreneurial spirit and our town centre proudly hosts a variety of restaurants, cafes, shops and bars, both national brands and independents. Of course, we have to give a shout out to our famous football team, Burnley FC. Not to mention the global award-winning The Woodland Spa. And of course, Padiham (which lies within the borough of Burnley) is also a vibrant and thriving independent hub, home to popular cafes, restaurants, shops and a luxury boutique hotel. You can discover everything Padiham has to offer here.

There’s also an exciting retail and leisure development set to open in 2023 – Pioneer Place. REEL cinema will relocate to the town centre and be joined by several restaurants and shops. With a public plaza and car parking, it will be a popular hub in our town.

Getting around

We are conveniently located on the uncongested M65, providing easy access to the M62, M66, M6 and beyond. There are three international airports within an hour’s drive, as well as Manchester, Leeds, Preston, Blackpool, The Lake District and Liverpool being a short drive away.

A map showing places within approximately 1 hour of travel including Blackpool, Leeds, Manchester and Preston

Along with regular buses, the town is served by four train stations. The redeveloped Manchester Road Railway Station has a direct link to Manchester that takes less than an hour.

Burnley Lifestyle Magazine

Burnley Lifestyle Magazine is a beautiful showcase of Burnley, from our luxury hotels and restaurants to our independent shops and stunning countryside. Read the latest issue here: