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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Good location but expensive and needing some love

Review Date Jan 2022

The location is excellent, you are right next to everything! Everyone is always super impressed when they come to stay and you never have far to walk after a night out or after work. The area around the building is well lit, and security is pretty tight. It could do with some improvements, such as outside bins, a bit of a tidy up.

It would have been great if the courtyard was gated and they had left more room for grassed areas, more places to “hang out” which was outside and safe. The overall design of the place seems a bit like student halls and often gets mistaken for a student village. The building itself isn’t the pretties.

The cargo lounge is good, modern and a great place to study or work from home. We booked out the media room so we could do an important works conference from home but it turned out the media room is also the staff room so not very private.

Buidling 7 (road side) can be noisy and cold air from the sea. It is still the better building though. The view in the other two blocks is poor compared to building 7.

It’s handy having Tesco so close as well as the Baltic Fleet pub.

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The facilities in the flat are of a good quality, the balcony is a great added feature but very narrow. The window, finishes and appliances are of a high quality but then again we do pay £1850 a month so you would expect it to be good. The hallways, lobby’s and public areas let the place down, they look tired, uninviting, paint work is shabby and there’s often a smell of bin juice. We found the maintenance to be ok but get everything In writing. The concierge team are the golden star for this place.

The gym is great! Water pressure is good, electric is high (over £200 a month) as everything is electric/can get cold/hot in the summer.

The use of fobs is good and the flat phone to let people in is handy. The parcel and post service works well as does the cargo app.

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Sound proofing is really good in the walls but sound does travel through the floors/ceilings. Try to be higher up in the building.

Haggle the price of parking.

Since living here, the police have been called out many times for thefts in the car park. This often resulted in most of the bikes getting trashed, damaged or stolen. Cargo take no responsibility for damages or theft as they have posters up/have told us. There’s no cameras on the bike stores. Our brand new bike was trashed and they said it wasn’t their problem. Cargo have now added some melt plates to the car park gates which may help prevent this, but they can still follow cars in.

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Slowly, but we get there in the end. There’s sadly no incentive to sign for another year, if that level of customer service was raised there would be incentive to stay. There’s always people moving in and out.

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Perfect 👍

Review Date Nov 2021

I stayed in plaza 1821 whilst working in Liverpool. I stayed here for 18 months and I honestly can’t fault it. The location is perfect and got everything on your doorstep. I have nothing at all to complain about

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Best place I’ve stayed for work. Can’t fault it at all. Would recommend this apartment block to anyone. The apartment block was very modern and stylish, also the moose cafe on the ground floor was amazing, best food and even better hot chocolate. 100% recommend

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Nothing

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I didn’t have any issues to report. Anything I asked was answered quick

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Great view, great location, good interior design

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Review Date Nov 2021

I really like living here, it’s in a great location, the view is great, it’s on the docs so very close to open space where I can skate, there’s a cafe downstairs, and local shops are 5 mins away.

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The design is really good, I like the modern look and sleek design, I also really like the large windows which give you an amazing view of the river, the staff are really friendly and there’s a great delivery service here where they email you to let you know your package has arrived

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To understand the average additional cost of bills

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They have been pretty quick to help me with any issues, always happy to help

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Nice flat, price could be lower

Review Date Oct 2021

Really nice flat in a perfect location, lovely staff and great design of the flat. Lower price would be great because there are cheaper buildings in this area.

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Facilities of the building are fantastic, spacious gym, nice reception with lovely staff. Good sized flat with modern furniture. Kitchen is modern as well, has a washing machine/dryer and dishwasher. Reception can be also used as a study/working area with free coffee machine.

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Broken plugs have been replaced next day after reporting

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