Merseyside

Merseyside is an area in the northwest of England, bordered by Cheshire to the south and Wales to the west. Stretching across both banks of the Mersey River and centred around the bustling metropolis of Liverpool, Merseyside offers a huge range of living locations, from city-centre to semi-rural. Despite being a heavily populated and urbanised area, Merseyside does have some greenbelt areas spread throughout the county, especially in the Wirral and around Southport that offer country living right next door to the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the UK.

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Best places to live in Merseyside

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Three Graces buildings in Liverpool

Where is Merseyside?

Merseyside is located in the northwest of England, bordering Cheshire to the south and Wales to the west. It comprises five metropolitan boroughs, including the City of Liverpool, which forms the heart of Merseyside, as well as Knowsley, St Helens, Sefton, and the Wirral.

Areas in Merseyside

While Liverpool might be the largest city in Merseyside, it is far from the only area of interest in the county.

Liverpool

The City Centre is full of bright lights and glitzy shops, with a large selection of restaurants that offer cuisine from all over the world. There’s also plenty going on at night including lively bars and busy live music venues for those who like their entertainment after dark.

The city was named the European Capital of Culture in 2008 and contains more galleries and national museums than any other city in the country outside of London. Perfect for your culture fix.

Evertonians will tell you there are no better pubs than those found near Goodison Park, while concert-goers can choose between two huge venues – Echo Arena or BT Convention Centre.

Knowsley

Knowsley offers a rural retreat just 20 minutes from the city centre. The borough is full of green spaces and country parks, perfect for those who love to get outdoors.

The main attraction in Knowsley is the award-winning Sudbury Hall – a stately home with extensive gardens that looks like something straight out of Downton Abbey.

St Helens

St Helens is the birthplace of poet Philip Larkin and home to Europe’s oldest horse racing track, Atherton Collieries.

The city centre is made up of a mix of quaint Victorian buildings with modern shopping centres nearby.

The area is steeped in history, with landmarks like Prescott’s medieval church and the Pemberton Clock Tower dating back to Victorian times.

Image of the Docklands in Liverpool

Merseyside universities 

As you might expect from a county that contains a major metropolitan centre like Liverpool, Merseyside is home to a number of world-class universities:

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) 

Liverpool’s largest university after the merger of JMU and the Catholic, formerly Newman College, in 2012. It specialises in design and media; life sciences; health and social care; performing arts and events management and sport science

The University of Liverpool

One of the UK’s top research universities, it is home to a number of world-class departments including the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies and the Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre.

Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University is located just outside the city and sits on top of a hill overlooking Liverpool. Liverpool Hope specialises in art and design, business, counselling and health care, education, English language teaching and international studies.

Merseyside schools 

It’s not just the universities that attract students to Merseyside from all over the UK – many local schools also rank highly on national league tables. For example:

Archbishop Blanch School

Archbishop Blanch School is a Church of England secondary school for girls. In 2016, it was ranked as one of the top 100 non-selective state schools in England for GCSE results by The Telegraph newspaper.

The Blue Coat School

The Blue Coat School is a co-educational grammar school in Wavertree. In 2016, it was ranked as the top non-selective state secondary school in England for GCSE results.

Wirral Grammar for Girls

Wirral Grammar for Girls has consistently achieved some of the best A level results in North West England and regularly places at the top of the A-Level Points per Pupil area league table for Merseyside.

Population of Merseyside

The population of Merseyside is approximately 1.423 million, with around 496,784 living in the city of Liverpool.Image of the Beatles statue in Liverpool

Reviews in Merseyside

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The building will give you peace of mind

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Review Date Jul 2024

The best aspects is security and how fast issues are dealt with. The building is well maintained, clean with very little issues with other residents

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Design is modern across the building and the apartments. Facilities are in good condition and keep getting improved like the recent refurbishment of the gym. Personally I have not experienced any major issues and any small thing that as dealt with by management quite fast

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Nothing comes to mind really, everything is straightforward

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Swiftly and professionally either via email or by speaking directly with management. They are always willing and available to help

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Nice place to live😊

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Review Date Jul 2024

Here you will be 2 steps from Liverpool One. It has pretty much everything there, shops and supermarkets. Near Albert Dock, which is a nice place to walk, and it also has shops and restaurants.

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It’s been a great place to live, almost a year now.

There is an always someone at the reception, the team is great and helpful, and there is a maintenance team when needed as well.

The flat was clean and in great condition when I moved and it still is. It can be rented furnished or unfurnished, but will always have cupboards, wardrobe and appliances.

My flat is on the East side so it’s always warm, even during Winter, also great to save on energy bills. And I can see part of the Albert Dock, which is a nice view.

Apo have flats in other cities, previously I had lived at Apo Kew, in London and it was great, that is why I moved within the same enterprise.

I’m really happy here and the idea is only to move when I buy a house, as I had a bad experience in the past.

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If I knew it was so good, maybe I would have moved before.

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The team was always helpful and great when needed.

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Light Luxury

Review Date Jun 2024

Settle in the city downtown, close to the M&S and bus station. Might be a little bit noisy in night on weekends. There’s a car park in the next street (I don have car tho).

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nice and comfy design let me feel peaceful, always smells god because of the aromatherapy. Every floor has a laundry, so no need to queue. Even has a small gym in 2nd floor, of course there’s a lounge room and a beautiful balcony. A vintage postbox( or mailbox?) in the ground floor, nice!

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electric bill is not included in rent fee, and it increased.

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he will guide you how to deal with them or just solve them if something wrong about facilities.

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Hi Yivan,

Thanks for your review! We are so glad to hear you are happy living with us and are enjoying our Terrace, Gym and our convenient laundry system.

Kyla

The flat is super high-spec and the communal areas are gorgeous

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Review Date Jun 2024

Gorgeous flat in an incredible location. Stepping out the door feels like I’m on holiday and can’t believe I get to live here!

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The building is absolutely gorgeous it really does feel like living in a hotel. The flat is super high-spec and the communal areas are gorgeous. Everything is so convenient too – setting up bills, getting packages, logging maintenance is all so efficient. The only downside would be that the flags get very very hot when the sun is shining – but let’s be serious it’s not often hot hot in the UK!
The team have been great so far – thanks Kadira, Dean and Sophie ♥️

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How hot the flats would be – but summer is short in Liverpool so won’t be an issue for long!

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

Yes – my window hinge needed fixing on move in day and it was fixed on the same day!

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Hi Jess,
We’re so glad you are enjoying your new home. Ill be sure to pass over your kind words to the rest of the team.
Welcome to the Lex Family!!!