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Where to live in Liverpool

When we are moving away, we often dive into the unknown, hoping that everything will fall into place eventually. Especially if it is our first-ever relocation. If you have decided on Liverpool as your new home, then it’s important to take a moment and think about your options. 

Many people recommend the south of the city, which is filled with many areas rich in trees, parks, and overall family tranquillity. However, everyone is searching for a different thing.

So, whether you are:

  • A future Liverpool student; 
  • Someone who is on the fence about moving to Liverpool; 
  • Someone curious about life in a large city and what is the best part of Liverpool to live in?

Then, this is the article for you. Through statistics, we will explore the best areas to live in Liverpool, along with the ones that people tend to avoid.

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Best areas to live in Liverpool

The best postcodes to live in Liverpool are listed below

Crosby

This area is very comfortably placed close to the centre (20 minutes away), the beach and the countryside! You get the best of all three worlds. It also has a lot of popular private schools, and it’s often praised for the variety of activities people of all ages can engage in. The town is full of pubs, restaurants, parks, theatres, shops, sports centres, and clubs and offers plenty of other low-cost fun activities. Crosby is one of Liverpool’s oldest and most historical regions, so it’s naturally filled with many impressive properties. The average price for a house is around £271,232.

Aigburth

Considered to be one of the best places to live in the UK, Aigburth can be considered a more villagey, boho type of area. This is where people can enjoy craft markets, birds chirping in the parks and overall peaceful life while still being well connected to the rest of the region. There is a station that goes to Liverpool Moorfields every 10/15 minutes and many other bus lines that you can use. There are a couple of good schools, too, so if you are a family person, you shouldn’t worry about your kids’ education. 

Due to the high demand in recent years, many grand Victorian houses have been turned into flats to fit more people, but there are still plenty of properties you can buy. An average 3-bedroom semi-detached house is around £325,000.

Woolton

Woolton was a separate village until 1913, when it finally joined the rest of Liverpool’s boroughs. Many people consider it a prestigious middle-class suburb that is most suitable for families and people looking to escape from the urban lifestyle of the big city. It’s a place with many Beatles landmarks, such as Lennon’s childhood home and where he and Paul McCartney met for the first time.

Because of this, you may encounter many more tourists than in other areas in Liverpool, but that doesn’t make Woolton a tourist place in general. There are well-rated primary and secondary schools, such as St. Julie’s Catholic High School or the Bishop Martin C. E. Primary School, many public parks, a cinema, restaurants, interesting pubs, and places regularly playing live music. Regarding transport, there are bus lines connecting Woolton to Liverpool John Lennon Airport, neighbouring districts, the city centre and the wider Liverpool area.

The average price for a 3-bedroom property is around £215,000.

Allerton

Allerton is located 3 miles southeast of Liverpool city centre, and it looks like everything is centred around its main street Allerton Road. This road is filled with high-rated restaurants, small pubs, bookstores and many small craft stores. 

Allerton has a lot of prestigious large houses in the Calderstones Park area, which offers several sites and activities for all ages, such as a botanical garden, a playground, places of historical interest and a lovely lake. There are many well-rated schools for people with children, the most popular ones being Much Woolton Catholic Primary School, Carleton House Preparatory School and Beechenhurst School. 

When you need to travel, you can choose from two railway stations: West Allerton on Booker Avenue and Liverpool South Parkway which is on the border of Allerton and Garston. Both have direct lines to the city centre and Manchester, however, South Parkway also offers a direct line to Birmingham, Southport and Hunts cross. 

There is also a major bus stop with lines to the city centre, Liverpool John Lennon Airport and neighbouring boroughs. 

The average price of a 3-bedroom semi-detached house is around £325,000.

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Most dangerous areas in Liverpool

You might have noticed that most good and recommended places are located in the South of Liverpool. This is because the North actually has predominantly more dangerous, rougher and poorer areas that people need to be careful around. This may be based on statistics, of course, and the opinions of people who live in the South. However, we cannot ignore those statistics that rate places like:

  • Liverpool Waterfront; 
  • Baltic Triangle;
  • Sefton Park;
  • Toxteth
  • Everton;
  • Kirkdale;
  • Vauxhall;
  • and more.

to be the areas with a higher crime rate in Liverpool.

Liverpool streets with a high crime rate

  1. The area between Wood Street and Slater Street – more than 50 reported crimes for one month, including sexual assault, arson, robbery and drug-related charges. 
  2. The area of Lord Street around Dorans Ln – around 46 reports per month, mostly including robbery due to the busy shops and high traffic. 
  3. Fleet Street, between Roe Alley and Concert Street – approximately 39 reports per month, including robbery, blackmail, pickpocketing and minor physical assaults. 
  4. Church Street, Tarleton Street and Basnet Street – mostly shoplifting because of the high foot traffic and the many, not well-guarded shops. 
  5. Roscoe Pl – around 27 reports to the police, including burglary, anti-social behaviour, drugs and attempts for sexual assault.

However, we feel the need to mention that Liverpool is a very popular area, with thousands of people passing through each day. Considering all the shops and licensed businesses, the above numbers are not very high. The Liverpool police force works each day to lower the number of those reports even more, and if one is careful enough, no street is that dangerous.

Takeaways

  • We recommend that you spend a couple of days in the area you have chosen for your new home. Go around the shops and streets to see how you like the general vibe of the region and after that, make a careful decision. 
  • You can look around the internet and read the opinions of people who live in the regions you are researching, especially if you consider enrolling your children in a school there. 
  • Living in the centre might sound tempting, but the house prices compared to those in the outskirts of Liverpool are quite high. It’s better to choose a place that is well-connected but still has the tranquillity of the suburbs.

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We hope you found this article about the best places to live in Liverpool enjoyable and most of all useful. You can share your topic related experiences in the comment section below!

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