Top areas to live in Liverpool
Liverpool is a great place to buy a home, thanks to a truly varied range of suburbs and communities where you can live – all with their own, unique feel. Here are some of our favourite options.
A pretty and popular area by the beautiful Sefton Park, Lark Lane has plenty of period properties but it’s young at heart. Popular with students, the area nevertheless has a lot to offer young professionals and families, with tucked-away terraced streets and more grand Victorian houses. You may not get quite as much for your money as you would in other areas – the average house price in and around Sefton Park is £189,877 – but you’ll get plenty of community buzz.
Combining the best parts of city living with coastal relaxation, Crosby is a beautiful place to live right on the coast, but just 20 minutes away from the city centre. With some of the best schools in the region, this is a great place for families who are looking to move out of the city and find a little bit more room to grow. Expect to pay a little more for the benefit of beachside life, with properties averaging around £234,300.
Sometimes ranked as one of the best places to live in the UK as a whole, the beautiful village of Aigburth has a real community spirit and a bohemian vibe. With its own station that goes to the city every 10 to 15 minutes, it’s well connected, but feels like you’re in a completely separate part of the countryside, running alongside the river. With some beautiful period properties, the average property price here is £228,606.
An ideal location for families, the affluent area of West Derby boasts lots of schools, from nursery up to secondary – there’s more than 12 schools in the area, so catchment areas are good. Residents can also enjoy lots of wide, open spaces, playing fields, and the Croxteth Hall country park for a weekend walk. With a bustling village centre, West Derby is an all-round good place to live – and the property prices are very reasonable, at around £168,000.