Post-lockdown buyer requirements mean that finding a home within a strong community is now more important than ever. Redrow found out from their customers in Leyland just why it means so much…
According to a recent survey conducted by us, a quarter (25%) of respondents agreed that finding a home within a strong community will be more important to them post-lockdown. Almost a quarter (23%) also agreed that going forward they will make more of a concerted effort to get to know their neighbours when they move.
Sian Pitt, sales director at our Lancashire division, says “Redrow prides itself on creating thriving communities that provide not only new homes but places for residents to meet, play and enjoy nature: “For many of us, where we want to live and the facilities we want to surround ourselves with have changed post-lockdown and we have also realised just how important it is to live in a community where neighbours can provide support to one another."
The Hedgerows, in Clayton-le-woods, is just one example of a community that is flourishing with neighbours becoming friends.
Sharon and her husband Andy moved to The Hedgerows from nearby Higher Walton in September 2017.
“We’d lived in our previous home for 25 years and we decided we wanted to move to a new build as an alternative to making the huge number of home improvements our last home needed.
“Moving to The Hedgerows has literally changed my life. When we first moved in, we were invited to a welcome party held by Redrow so we could meet our new neighbours and we had an instant bond with them all.
“Three years down the line we have celebrated births, weddings, birthdays and BBQs together, with us all going for food at Christmas to a local restaurant each year too. A lot of residents have dogs so while walking our Border Terrier, Bonnie, we have become close with other dog-walkers.
“During lockdown we all supported one another and, in a bid to maintain everyone’s well-being, we held a couple of socially distanced fire pit evenings in the middle of the cul-de-sac.
“Redrow build their developments so its residents can make the most of the local area and The Hedgerows is no exception. There is plenty of greenery, so it feels like a well-established development and we have Cuerden Valley Park on our doorstep too which is perfect for dog walks.”
Monika and her husband Saulius moved from a rented property at Buckshaw Village to The Hedgerows because they wanted a new build home of their own.
Monika says: “It wasn’t just the development we fell in love with but there was a real sense of community amongst the neighbours. Before lockdown we would regularly meet up and during lockdown it was really comforting to know that we had support close by if we needed it.”
Although the Hedgerows is now sold out, we recently launched the neighbouring Willows Green development.
Homes currently available at Willows Green include two different styles of four-bedroom detached property; the Cambridge, priced from £349,995, and the Shaftesbury, priced from £354,995.