Liverpool

As a major trading port travellers have been coming to Liverpool for centuries. Located in North West England, Liverpool is the sixth largest city in the UK. It sits within the county of Merseyside. Moreover, its status as a port city has contributed to its diverse population. Famous for The Beatles, world-class football as home to both Liverpool and Everton,  it was named as European Capital of Culture in 2008. Read on to hear about some of the best places to live in Liverpool. Additionally, find out where to buy or rent in the area. 

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Best places to live in Liverpool

HomeViews Top Rated Development ranking takes into account the Star Rating and HomeViews Transparency Rating of every development in the area

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Getting around Liverpool

Liverpool has four main train stops that serve the four key areas of the city centre. These include Lime Street, James Street, Liverpool Central and Moorfields. Services run every 15 minutes from all regional stations into the city. It is therefore easy and quick to get around by public transport to live in Liverpool. 

In addition, there are many cultural hot spots, beautiful architecture and history and like most cities of the UK cities is undergoing a wave of regeneration.

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Liverpool Neighbourhoods

The Georgian Quarter is seen as a cultural have. It has two cathedrals and many hidden gems, including the Everyman Theatre, The Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and countless bars and bistros. Residents can enjoy living in Georgian architecture. Similarly, or in a new development in one of Liverpool’s most stylish neighbourhoods. One residential development to rent in Liverpool is The Cargo Building. 

“City centre location is pretty nice. Its super safe as its right in the middle of town. Tescos is onsite which is great. There is nothing that I dislike about the area.” – Luke, Verified Resident of The Cargo Building

The Baltic Triangle has been named as one of the hippest places in the UK and The Cargo Building has received some of the highest ratings for a development on HomeViews. With independent bars, exhibition spaces and music venues it is not your average city centre. Another one of the best developments to live in Liverpool is Brunswick Park. The development is next to the station with direct links into central Liverpool.

“Good location, spacious, well kept” – Katie, Verified Resident of Brunswick Park.

Near to Woolton is Aigburth, an affordable, yet upmarket area. Located on the river Mersey are a number of large Victorian town houses as well as new developments to buy or rent in Liverpool with views of Sefton Park.

“Duke street is very close to everywhere but can get loud on the weekend.” – Anon, Verified Resident of Hudson Gardens

Moreover, Ropewalks is a hive of activity, and is popular amongst students and young professionals. Named after the rope making factories it is now home to independent shops, record shops, new eateries and clubs. Similarly, it is also home to some new developments such as Elysian Fields and Hudson Gardens.

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The decor in the building and the rooms are five star

Review Date Nov 2022

The James is located in the epicentre of Liverpool. Liverpool One is on you doorstep and the Albert Dock is only around the corner. James Street station is opposite the building and moorfields is only a 5 minute walk away, the location is fantastic for connecting you to the Merseyside region and beyond. James Street is very quiet at night, which is extremely advantageous based on the centrality of the property.

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The decor in the building and the rooms are five star. The James has state of the art facilities, which include a fully equipped gym and a communal lounge area. However, it isn’t the location and the facilities that makes the James the best living space in Liverpool. It is the management team at the James – they are the properties greatest asset. The team at the James are always willing to assist you and they have done a superb job at creating a community within the building through the number of social events that are held.

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I was surprised with how quiet the area is at night, which is good. As that was a concern of mine when moving into Liverpool. I really don’t think there is many location as central as The James, that are as quiet.

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To be honest I have had very few issues whilst staying at The James. Any problems raised have been handled quickly and very professionally.

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The best apartment I’ve ever stayed at!

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Review Date Nov 2022

The location is absolutely brilliant. There’s plenty of supermarkets, cafes and pubs all around (and a wetherspoons just downstairs!). You really do feel like you’re living in the best area of Liverpool, with the city centre on one side and the docks on the other.

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I’ve been at The James for a month now, and Ellie & Jennifer have been so welcoming and made my move in simply amazing. The apartments are stunning with designer fittings and finishes. The facilities are just amazing and you can always bring someone over without hesitation. It’s got a cute little gym with all the essential machines, which makes it so easy to work out in the mornings. They’ve also got yoga and a personal trainer , I couldn’t really ask for more. The place is so well maintained, even the bin area is clean!

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Nothing really. I’m very happy here. The apartments look exactly like they do in the photos which is very rare

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I’ve not had any problems or issues so far. All my requirements have been met.

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Hi Senuri,

Thank you so much for your review! Your words are so kind and thoughtful, we are lucky to have a resident like you.

Kind regards

Cheap in every sense of the word – place has gone down hill a lot since I’ve lived here.

Review Date Nov 2022

Good points: the area is close to Brunswick train station. Most apartments can be accessed by lifts. Small shop (Brunswick News) is opposite the flats. Ample car parking. There is a nice man who tries his best to keep the place in good order and takes the bins out.

Bad points: area is quite rough, not much within walking distance bar train station. No bus stops nearby. The flats are heated by electricity only. Water is okay, but due to poor insulation, the heat leaves the building so quickly. Bills for two people are easy £250 per month in winter, and even then you feel cold. The windows leak both water and cold air. The building owners don’t care and do nothing to fix it.

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The flats were built with one thing in mind and one thing only – be cheap for investors. After 15 years, it shows. The lifts often break down and can take months to fix. This is annoying if you live on the top floor and have limited mobility as I do.

There has been a leak of sewage into the car park for several weeks (see the image for a car covered in sewage).

The main door and front gate have both been left faulty/broken for months on end. This allows kids to come into the development and cause trouble (eg stealing mail, setting off fire alarms). Several apartments and cars have been broken into recently which is scary. Some of the people who live here do not care for the place, and leave rubbish around, let their animals excrete on the floor and don’t pick it up. Parcels/mail often get stolen. Management company don’t care for the place / look after it.

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Really poor insulation, so the flats cost a lot to heat.

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Problems go months without being fixed. For example, the front gate has been open for months and cars regularly get broken into. The lift was broken for about 6 months. The management company say they don’t have enough money to fix these problems.

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Some good parts, but needs improvement.

Review Date Nov 2022

Good: close to everything, including hospitality, retail, cultural (museums etc) and close to the water.

Bad: can be loud, but overall good.

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Facilities are okay, especially roof terrace, security, bike storage. Gym could be improved significantly, missing a lot in terms of weights, and is sometimes dirty.

Design is good, makes it a nice place to be in communal areas. Some strange design choices in flats, including bathrooms way too big; bedrooms a bit too small.

Property management, could be improved, feels understaffed so response times are slow. Coupled with the Airbnb aspect of the building, means that resident requests go to the back of the queue vs Airbnb

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Lack of storage space in flats, the amount of airbnbs

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Haven’t had to use yet, seem to be well intentioned and available.

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