LYTHAM and St Annes have been named among the top 10 places to live in the North West.
The list, produced in The Best Places to Live guide, revealed the near neighbours to be a top place to have a home.
Coun David Eaves, leader of Fylde Council, said the recognition was just reward for the borough.
He added: “Lytham St Annes is one of the jewels in the country and I am absolutely delighted it has been recognised as one of the better places to live.
“The whole area is just wonderful.”
The Fylde coast towns were among just three areas in Lancashire to be named in the list, alongside Clitheroe and Ramsbottom.
Other resorts and towns included in the select guide were Kendal, Cumbria; Crosby, Merseyside; Heswall, Wirral; Chester, Cheshire; Northwich, Cheshire; Hale, Cheshire; and Didsbury in Greater Manchester.
The list was based on a number of factors, including transport links, quality of schools, natural beauty, low crime rate, property prices, cultural life and unemployment figures.
Each area was also assessed on its own individual assets, whether it is a local festival, fascinating architecture or how close it is to an airport.
Coun Eaves added: “For me, there are so many areas that make the Fylde coast stunning.
“Whether it be the sand hills, which are so unique, or Fairhaven Lake, where the council is continually looking to improve facilities.
“Down the coast we have Lytham Green with all its views, not to mention the refreshing, bracing sea air.
“I am pleased to say that many residents regularly tell me how safe they feel in the area too, which is also very satisfying.”