Could You give me a word about Your areas??
I'll give you an area. Either Kirkham OR Wesham in Preston. They're next door to each other. They're small communities but EVERYONE is your friend. You walk the streets and people will greet you regardless of whether you know them. They're the friendliest people you could meet IF you are white. Blacks and Asians are looked at as invaders but you'll have no problem in this small community if you're white. The crime is virtually ZERO. It's a great place to raise your children. No vandalism, no abuse from teenagers, no murders, NOTHING. There are many lively pubs in Kirkham and a few social clubs. There are alot of football teams you could join. There is a swimming baths, a gym next door, in Wrea Green. There's a bowls club. There are quite a few shops, Morrisons, Co-ops etc. If you want to go clothes shopping Blackpool and Preston are approx. 10 mins away as you'll be smack bang in the middle in the Fyldes. The motorway is VERY close to you. It's in Wesham, 2mins away from Kirkham. Very useful if you travel. It's a place you walk your dog at night and you wouldn't feel uneasy. I go out at nights alot and have never felt safer here than I have done anywhere. There are no urban areas, council estates, so you won't get scum.
Search google but if you were to buy property here, the standard of life you will be very pleased with. If you have children you cannot go wrong. A very friendly, close community that has alot of pride in its community. A community that will stick by you.
The women are gorgeous too :)