Homes in the Moss Bank/Town Centre area...
This is a large estate starting at the lower end of Moss Bank right through to Carr Mill. The area is made up of traditional two and three bed houses, one and two bed flats and one bed bungalows. The majority of the properties are pre-war and consist of semi-detached and linked houses, flats and bungalows. There is a variety of sheltered accommodation in quiet location for the elderly. The area has a good bus service. Other facilities include three areas served by a small group of shops, there is an infant and junior school close by and there is also a library and health centre within the estate. The area is quite hilly in some parts. There is easy access to the East Lancashire Road.
Surrounded by countryside Billinge consists of mainly two and three bed houses. There is a small Category II sheltered scheme. The houses were built pre-war. There are two schools close by and two shopping areas. At the higher end of Billinge the estate was built post-war and consists of two and three bed houses. There are also flats and some modern semi-detached dormer style bungalows. There are also a small number of one bed bungalows. The estate is close to a small number of shops, a library, a doctor’s surgery and a primary school. The village is on a main bus route to both St Helens and Wigan.
This is an area of mainly traditional pre-war houses. There are also a number of houses that have been converted to flats. The area is well situated on a local bus route. For those who are able, St Helens town centre is within a 1 mile walking distance.
Consists of traditional Semi-detached, post war, two, three and four bed houses. The properties have recently been modernised and many have their own off road parking. There are a small number of Category II bungalows with a warden. There are a small number of small shops and the estate is on a bus route to Ashton and St Helens.
There a number of estates dotted around the centre.
- Greenbank Crescent is a small, compact estate built in the 1930s. All amenities, transport and shopping are close at hand as the area is situated not more than five minutes walk away from the town centre.
- Westfield Street is also close to the town centre and has a variety of properties from two and three bed houses to one and two bed flats. Some of the flats are sheltered accommodation. Amenities are easily accessible.
- Duke Street Estate is similar to the Westfield Street estate and is only five minutes walk away from the town centre.
- Borough Road comprises of a small number of traditional two and three bed houses. The area is 10-15 minutes walk from the town centre.
- Carlton Terrace has a very small number of terraced houses built in the early part of the century. Again it is just a short walk to the town centre.
- Hardshaw Street is right in the centre of town and comprises of two and three bed terraced houses built in the early part of last century.
- Gerards Bridge has a mix of properties. There are two and three bedroom, two storey and three storey houses and one-bed sheltered flats plus one and two bed flats on Queen Street. The estate has an open plan design and is situated very close to the town centre.
- Cooper Street was built in the 1980s and comprises solely of Category II sheltered accommodation. They are all modern bungalows, many of which are adapted for disabled people. The area is well situated, approximately five minutes walk from the town centre.
This is a fairly compact estate of traditional houses built around the 1950s. It consists of mainly two and three bed houses with a small number of bedsits which are category 1 sheltered. There are a few shops in the locality and the estate is on a bus route to the Town Centre with buses running frequently.
This estate is a mixture of properties ranging from two and three bed houses, blocks of flats and bungalows which are designated as sheltered accommodation. The estate is very similar to the Hard Lane estate and the two estates are adjacent to one another.
There are a number of different properties in this area. There is a range of two and three bed houses and there is also one bed flats. There are several bungalows, the majority of which are sheltered accommodation. The properties are in and around the Springfield and Rainford Village centre and access to amenities are good. There is a regular bus service to St Helens town centre from the area.
This area has a number of different types of estates.
- Langtree Street area is an area of relatively new houses close to the Fingerpost shopping area. There are a small number of pre-war houses also.
- Jackson Street consists of pre-war houses.
- Wood Street/O’Keefe Road properties consist of two and three bed, pre-war terraced and semi-detached houses.
- Park View (Robinson Place etc) was built in the 1970s. It consists of two and three bed terraced houses. There are a few 3 bed houses that are built on three storeys. Some of the properties have car parking facilities. Car parking is also available at various locations on the estate.
- Park Road is a 1970s development of two and three bed houses with open plan fronts.
- Recreation Street is made up of pre-war, semi-detached, three bed houses.
- Parr Mount Court is a complex of flats on three floors. The ground floor is sheltered, Category II and the first and second floors are sheltered, Category I, some flats are also provided with an extra care scheme. There is a warden in charge of the ground floor. There is also a community centre for the use of all residents and a lift to all floors.
- Sorogold Street is a small estate comprising of 21 bungalows and 8 houses, one of which has been adapted for a wheelchair user.
All of these estates are within walking distance of the Fingerpost centre where there is a good array of shops. They are also close to primary and junior schools and all are near to a bus route.
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