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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Top Rated Developments in Liverpool

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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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Great promise but patchy delivery.

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Review Date Oct 2020

Close to city centre, with Princes park and sefton park nearbye. Lots of local community groups and organisations such as parkrun, Squash, granny markets etc.

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Well designed development, however we have had leaks from the shower as it was improperly installed, damp issues and poor upkeep of the shared garden. The management of the issues has been patchy at best with some fixed and some still to be resolved.

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Future development plans and talking to neighbours.

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

Change of ownership, to a community based co-op or something like that.

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Lovely pet friendly home

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Review Date Oct 2020

Love the house and pet friendly attitude of the landlord. Love the shared garden area.

The neighbourhood isn’t the nicest as it is up and coming and the management of the properties by the landlord needs improvement. We’ve had problems with damp and settlement and it takes ages to get stuff fixed.

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Love the house, the space and modern updates to our house. We love that we can have our pets with us and be supported by a pet friendly landlord. The garden is shared but we have a lovely community of neighbours we share our garden with. We do wish the landlord reacted faster to house improvements and fixes that are needed, but once done they generally do a good job.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Known more about how long the ongoing building work would last

What is the best feature of your home:

Pet friendly, modern home, shared garden and lovely neighbours

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Great houses, poorly managed

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Review Date Sep 2020

The location isn’t particularly well connected – much like most postcodes outside of the Liverpool city centre. There are however good amenities, with supermarkets, pubs/restaurants and the university campus nearby. Most of the area is still a building site, which is a nuisance.

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Aesthetically, the development is very pleasing. The communal spaces are great, although contractors often blow garden waste (grass cuttings) into private yards. We reported some minor maintenance issues when we first moved in earlier in the summer, however these are still outstanding. The interior of the properties are also aesthetically pleasing and very neutral so very easy to work with, however the finish leaves a lot to be desired (carpets aren’t properly fitted on the stairs, door stoppers are missing rubber ends etc). Additionally, the property hadn’t been thoroughly cleaned prior to our move in date, as we arrived and discovered pet hair and dust around the property.

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There are a few inconsistencies in the way tenancies are being managed, such as monthly rental value for each property and additional charges for pets (which some pet owners aren’t paying). Enquire about these to avoid dissapointment.

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

I would endorse the inclusion of allocated parking for each household. As the roads are shortened as a result of the ongoing building work, there is often a scramble to park anywhere near your own house – particularly as multiple households have multiple cars.

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Great house, weird rent

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Review Date Sep 2020

Very welcoming streets, but maybe a little at odds with the rest of toxteth. It is hard to not feel like gentrification, especially when the rent is gradually getting higher than nearby properties.

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Great job all round. Lovely house, garden and services. Only issue has been discrepancy in the rent amongst tenants with some houses paying different amounts for the same property. the introduction of a pet rent for some and not others is also absurd.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

You can only use virgin internet, apparently by design and it is not good at all.

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

Hard to think of anything but if I had to say, maybe a better finish on the back doors as we’ve had to have maintenance twice so far.

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