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.

Reviews in Liverpool

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Happy Countryside Customers.

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Review Date May 2021

Not so much good shops around the area if you are planning to just walk nearby. Mostly needs to be driven. Security wise i could say that it is relatively quiet and safe since it is a new estate. I feel secure. It is quiet except for the construction noise which is only beside us.. but that is understandable since area is not fully done yet.

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I am happy with the design of our home purchase. Countryside have that unique charm especially the skylight kitchen and french doors. Bay windows on living room is stunning as well. Rooms could be bigger though.

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Functions of all Home features like smoke detectors, security alarm, keys whereabouts, air filter upstairs and isolator. It should all be explained to us. Because video explainer is different from actual house.

What is the best feature of your home:

Sky-light Dining Area, and Bay Windows on the Living Room.

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Average build quality but great aftercare and customer service

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Review Date May 2021

Close to nearby shops including co op and couple of corner shops. 20 walk to town centre. Transport links good. Bus stop across the road and train station 15 minutes walk. Street is nice however been broken into once while we were sleeping and had my car window smashed in.

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Design was simplistic but fine. Didn’t get a chance to choose colours and design as the roof was already on when purchasing. We had numerous issues on the snagging list and further issues that were still here 2 years later. I get the impression a series of contractors are used, some of which are very bad as the person that came to sort our damp behind a wall said they were seeing this a lot in the development. What I would say is aftercare has been amazing. Any issues we have had have been resolved free of charge. This is what would make me purchase from countryside again. I would recommend you have an online system to log snagging as the process wasn’t very easy. That way it can be kept up to date both for the company and the home owner.

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I would ask what problems I would expect to see. I assumed that I would be moving into a house that would be ready from day 1 and nothing else would need done. 2 years on we are still seeing things. It would be nice to have known this was normal. It appears looking at countryside’s business model, they are thrown up quickly with low skilled labour and they expect the snagging. I understand if it was to be perfect and stay perfect countryside would have to change their business model to luxury housing and put prices up.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

Very good. Various issues the first month with the building moving and screws coming through roof, sink was put in incorrectly, something within stairwell slipped behind wall so you could see a huge line. All these issues were rectified within a suitable time frame and free of charge. We also had reoccurring issues with damp behind the wall in our bathroom. Although they didn’t sort the first time around, they replaced the tiles and sorted just recently. Customer service department very helpful and quick and efficient with emails, even through lockdown.

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Wilson chase

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Review Date May 2021

For the last few months we have had workers parking outside our house, lorries and trucks blocking our house. They should not allow this and should make sure they have space for deliveries. Jubilee park is really friendly though and there is a lot of shops around

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For the last few months we have had workers parking outside our house, lorries and trucks blocking our house. They should not allow this and should make sure they have space for deliveries. We’ve also had workers playing football against our fence and blasting music. It’s also been a year and no one has contacted us about snags.

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Hound them about snags.

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

The pot holes outside. And the turf laid is horrendous

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nice houses with nice neighbours

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Review Date May 2021

lovely community, everyone helps each other. Lots of incidents of cars being robbed and some antisocial behaviour

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nicely designed house. Poor finishes from builders, quick to fix snags. Nice features in the house, love the skylight windows in the kitchen and master bedroom. Poor quality gardens, very thing layer of topsoil meaning turf quickly dies and doesn’t take root.

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get all snags completed before being handed over to customer service

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

Would be nicer to have a bigger, more square lounge, as it is quite narrow and hard to arrange furniture

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