Living in Billinge
Quality of life is about the details of everyday living. From the little things, like knowing the nearest place to pick up a pint of milk, to more important matters like finding the right school or having a health centre nearby, you need to know that the community you're moving to will support you and your family, as well as be a pleasant place to live. So here's some useful information about the area around The Views.
Orrell train station a mile from The Views provides hourly weekday and Saturday services to Manchester Victoria via Wigan Wallgate, and to Kirby where there are connections for Liverpool Central. Buses between St.Helens and Wigan stop around five minutes walk from the development. Junction 26 of the M6, which is also eastern end of the M58, is just two miles drive away.
Arts & Entertainment
Local pubs include the Holts Arms, a few minutes walk away, and a bowling club nearby. Wigan offers a wide choice of film and live entertainments including an 11-screen Empire Cinema and the amateur Wigan Little Theatre. The lively cultural life of St.Helens, including the Theatre Royal and the Citadel Art Centre as well as bars, music venues and restaurants, is also within easy reach.
Leisure & Recreation
Orrell Water Park, a picturesque habitat for birds, butterflies and dragonflies a few minutes walk from The Views, includes excellent fishing facilities and a children's play area. Other nearby outdoor amenities include Oak Wood and Daisy Wood, and the development is around two miles from Billinge Hill the highest point in Merseyside. There is a well-equipped gym around two miles away in Orrell, and leisure facilities in Wigan include swimming pool and roller skating.
Local shops include a One-Stop community store, a family butcher and a delicatessen in Upholland Road, and a Co-op food store, a newsagent and an off-licence near Orrell Station. Wigan has a comprehensive choice of high street stores, many of them in centres like the magnificent Makinson Arcade or the Galleries Shopping Centre.