Why Live in Forton?
Forton is a charming village set in the desirable countryside Wyre district. From its tight-knit community to its easy access to the coast, there are plenty of reasons to choose Forton as your home. The village is surrounded by fantastic schools for the little ones, while also boasting brilliant transport links to bigger cities.
Forton is an ideal location for those looking to grow their family and those looking for the best next step for their career alike. To help you figure out whether it’s the right move for you, we’ve put together an expert guide to this fantastic village.
Be Part Of A Close Community
Forton benefits from being a small village, meaning it’s incredibly easy to feel part of the community. Whether it’s having a drink with your neighbours at the local pub or watching your children play in a junior’s cricket match at Forton Cricket Club, you’ll soon find yourself on first-name terms with all the locals.
Local restaurant and pub Mediterranean 3 at The Holly is a favourite with the locals, meaning you’re guaranteed to find someone to chat with in the evenings. Located on Lancaster Road, the pub boasts a mouthwatering menu including steak and lobster with a selection of ales that’ll impress every beer fan who moves to the village.
Independent businesses like Hugo’s Ice Cream and Cafe help give Forton a feel you won’t be able to find in a bigger city. Offering 28 fantastic ice-cream flavours that’ll please your little ones (or make an after-work treat for yourself,) this is sure to become your regular hotspot.
If you fancy a change of scenery, Garstang is a mere 10-minute drive south and is home to a whole host of quaint pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy an evening. Being an old market town, Garstang is a community full of excitement and friendly Northern faces who are always more than happy to share a drink together.
Surrounded By Scenery
For fans of the outdoors, Forton couldn’t be a better choice. Neighbouring town Garstang is home to a gorgeous marina, which makes for a relaxing setting for waterside walks with furry friends or little ones. It’s also a bonus for those with a keen interest in sailing or boating.
20-minutes away from Forton are the breathtaking beaches of Morecambe Bay, offering scenic routes ideal for dog walking, exploring the sands, or soaking up the sun. For those who enjoy an adrenaline rush, you’re in luck. Morecambe is home to a huge number of beach activities, including powered-paragliding and horse riding, giving you something to enjoy for many summers to come.
The family-favourite beachside resort of Blackpool is also easily reachable by car, only 30 minutes away. So, whether you’re looking for a stroll along the seaside or to tuck into fish and chips with a view of the iconic Blackpool Tower, it’s all possible from Forton.
For a quiet city break, Lancaster is only a 15-minute drive away, combining historic architecture such as the renowned Lancaster Castle with modern shopping and dining facilities.
Transport Across The Nation
Forton is well connected when it comes to transport links. The village benefits from a bus stop located on Preston Lancaster Road a few minutes’ walk away from Hollins Green. This fantastic road also provides a great link to the village of Garstang and provides a simple five minutes’ drive north to the M6 junction, making access to Lancaster and Preston easy. The A6 and A586 also mean driving to Blackpool is easy.
For rail users, Lancaster train station is only a 20-minute drive away, which offers direct links across the nation. Travel North to the Scottish cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, or to London in the South. There’s even a direct train to Manchester Airport, too.
Everyday Life in Forton
With two primary schools rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted located nearby, young families will thrive in Forton. This includes Cockerham Primary School which is less than a ten-minute drive away and gives little ones the best possible start to their education. For older children, there are eight high schools within a 10-mile radius, including Central Lancaster High School located in the heart of Lancaster.
If you’re considering getting a degree, this option is right on your doorstep too. Lancaster University is ranked among the best in the UK and features in the top 10 for the three major national league tables. Better still, the easy commute means you don’t have to splash out for expensive student halls.
For getting your essentials together or enjoying a leisurely shop St Nicholas Arcade in Lancaster contains a perfect mix of independent stores and big-name brands. Shoppers travelling in can expect plenty of parking. Further afield is Deepdale Shopping Park in Preston, which has everything you could ever need, whether you’re adding to your wardrobe or improving your home.
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