Liverpool region housing guide: 4 of the top areas to live
With Merseyside regularly ranking highly as one of the top places both to visit and to set up home, Your Move takes a look at some of the most popular areas to snap up property.
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There are few places in the UK with a mix of properties and boroughs as eclectic as that of the Liverpool City Region. From the leafy suburbs of Allerton and Woolton and Sefton’s coastal towns, to the urban cool of the Baltic Triangle and the chic city living of the docks; never has the overused cliché of ‘there’s something for everyone’ been so applicable.
It’s perhaps for this reason that so many of the 50,000 students who flock to Liverpool each year stay here long after their studies, as the city allows them to relocate to suit their lifestyles without ever straying far beyond its boundaries.
Student developments are sprouting up left, right and centre while plush apartments and characterful charm offer plenty of choice for young professionals and, when the time comes to settle down and have a family, there are countless areas that will suit perfectly.
In fact, so varied is the choice on offer in the Liverpool City Region that it can be hard to know where to start looking. Luckily, we’ve enlisted the help of one of Liverpool’s most well-known estate agents to give us some guidance.
Abode Group has offices in both Allerton and Crosby and its team helps buyers, sellers and renters make their next move all over the area. Crosby branch manager Mike Lynch and Allerton branch manager Joe Pollard offer some advice on where to set up home and find a property to suit your lifestyle.
Best for… Young couples and professionals
With an abundance of properties with a huge range of house prices, the coastal town of Waterloo is a firm favourite for young professionals and couples looking for their first home, explains Mike.
“Waterloo is a fantastic place to live for young professionals,” he says. “With a choice of highly rated restaurants, bars and eateries to choose from and excellent transport links into town, L22 is an excellent place to live for those looking for a good time.”
One highlight of Abode’s Waterloo stock is this four-bedroom mid-terrace on Albert Road, on the market for offers over £185,000. The modern and spacious home features neutral décor throughout and a great sized contemporary kitchen/dining room.
Best for… Families
Just a short drive up the road from Waterloo is the seaside town of Crosby. Home to a wide range of restaurants and shops, the pretty suburb is the ideal location for families looking for a friendly, amenity-packed location.
“Crosby is a real family orientated suburb,” says Mike. “With a choice of outstanding primary and secondary schools in the area as well as Antony Gormley’s Another Place, a number of parks and a recently revamped leisure centre, L23 provides the perfect family life.”
Mike has picked out this three-bedroom home on Victoria Road West which Abode is marketing at £325,000.
The large family home comprises an entrance porch, hallway, two spacious reception rooms, downstairs WC, conservatory and open plan kitchen/dining room all to the ground floor. To the first floor there are three double bedrooms, a family bathroom and separate WC.
Best for… Mature families
It’s long been one of the most popular areas in Liverpool and a quick tour of this picturesque village shows why.
“Woolton Village is home to a fantastic mixture of traditional and 1970s build properties,” says Joe. “Situated within close proximity to secondary schools, the location offers a true village feel with local parishes and Liverpudlian history. In the centre of the village you’ll find traditional terraced properties leading onto larger detached properties where people aspire to upsize. It is certainly considered a prestigious area.”
Abode is currently marketing this three-bedroom mid-terrace cottage on Castle Street in Woolton for offers over £290,000.
This characterful property has been renovated throughout to now include an entrance hall, lounge, dining room which opens onto an outstanding kitchen, a modern ground floor bathroom and access to the cellar.
Best for… Next steppers
Aigburth is a favourite among many demographics but with a host of independent bars and eateries rivalling the city centre, and a wide range of properties it’s particularly attractive to young professionals looking to move out of the city.
“Aigburth has transport links galore,” says Joe. “There are two stations and numerous bus routes into town and across the city as well as plenty of restaurants and shops.”
And, once kids come knocking there’s plenty on offer in Aigburth to suit family life.
“The area has some of the best junior schools around,” says Joe.
“Plus there are lots of green spaces such as Sefton Park which regularly hosts events and shows”.
Joe has chosen this four-bedroom character terrace on Horringford Road which is on the market for offers over £330,000.
For more information call Abode’s Allerton branch on 0151 601 3003 or Crosby branch on 0151 909 3003. You can also visit www.abode-group.co.uk.