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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Good place to live and commute from.

Verified Resident
Verified Resident
Review Date Sep 2021

Very close to the city centre shops and restaurants. Tesco local on the ground floor with a larger Tesco just up the road. The area is quiet given its close proximity to town and the Baltic triangle area.
There is plenty of parking available within the building and it is very close to transport links both car, train and bus out of the city.

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Well managed with staff always on hand to offer help and advice. Concierge staff are friendly and email you when ever a parcel is delivered for you. The flats are well laid out and good sizes with very little noise herd from surrounding flats.
Negatives – the building is served by two lifts, one of which has broken down twice since we moved in less than 6 months ago.

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The bin stores can get very full so it’s best to take rubbish down just as they’ve been empires to avoid the smell

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All maintenance requests have been dealt with quickly and there is an app for building updates and services

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Spacious, modern flat in good location

Review Date Sep 2021

Location is a huge aspect of any property, and the Cargo doesn’t disappoint. Situated opposite Albert Dock and in the Baltic Triangle region, meaning there is no shortage of diverse establishments at which to dine out. It is also just a 5 minute walk from Bold Street, a street littered with multiple high-quality restaurants.

Transport links aren’t an issue so much, as everything in the city is within walking distance of the property. That said Liverpool Central and Lime Street are just a 10 and 15 min walk respectively.

Traffic noise is not an issue despite being next to the Strand. Bin collections are deposited in the basement parking level, and are well manned. Parking can sometimes prove to be difficult, as residents aren’t allocated any particular spot, and although it seems to be spacious, many of the parking spaces are obscured by pillars which make spaces too small for the average car.

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The design of the building is a simple enough lay-out to navigate, but has a modern feel. The flats themselves are spacious and well-cleaned by staff prior to your moving in. Any issues with flat maintenance can be reported to the property management team via the Cargo app, although sometimes their input has to be chased up as you can find yourself waiting quite a while for certain help.

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The car park can be used by guests, especially useful for moving-in day before you have any access. This does come at a cost of £7 for 24hrs parking, but this is decent for secure, underground parking.

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

I raised an issue with a broken fridge shelf to management, and they have taken a long time to respond and no updates on the arrival of parts have been provided.

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Great place to live

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Review Date Sep 2021

– amazing location
– great modern flats
– they don’t mind you making any alterations to the flat..

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The location is ideal with easy access to stores and restaurants. Not only that but the apartment is close to bus stations and subway stations that ensure an easy commute even if you don’t own a private vehicle. The flat itself was well furnished with well maintained facilities.

The gym is well equipped and available at all hours. A great experience overall and i would highly recommend the property to students and young professionals looking for a residence in Liverpool.

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You have to go through a reference / credit check before getting the keys

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Staff are very responsive and receptive to any and all problems.

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Very nice place to live

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Review Date Sep 2021

Great range of shops – very close to Liverpool one. Plenty of bars available as it’s located between the docks and town. Not too much noise. A little bit on a Friday/Saturday night but nothing too loud.

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It’s designed well. The building feels very modern and well put together. The facilities are very good. There is an on-site gym which is very convenient and the parcel collection service works perfectly. Building is very clean and the building management is always in communication if there are any issues.

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In a good way it’s probably worth highlighting just how well located the place is.

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As soon as we raise an issue it is dealt with swiftly.

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