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In Totally Money’s top 25 buy-to-let postcodes in the UK, Liverpool sits as six of them – double any other city listed. This is due to the £7 billion investment into regeneration projects for the whole region, not just the city centre. Consequently, towns in Liverpool are growing in popularity for their desirability on top of the commutable distance.
Liverpool’s popularity is only predicted to rise. So much so that the property market is expected to grow by 27.3% in the next five years. This is compared to London’s forecast 12.7% increase. The city’s ongoing regeneration is the cause of this. Projects either in progress or in the pipeline are boosting the local infrastructure, economy, and tourism. Factors which are also due to benefit from the recent Eurovision Song Contest.
The constant improvements in the works are some of the top regeneration projects in the North, generating tens of thousands of jobs. With more incoming investment for new housing, workspaces, and public spaces, the city will continue to benefit and attract working specialists, with too many top areas in Liverpool to choose from.
466,400Liverpool population (2011)
486,100Liverpool population (2021)
4.2%Liverpool YoY growth rate
6-minute train to Lime Street
Due to the proximity to the Knowledge Quarter and Baltic Triangle, Liverpool areas like Edgehill are increasingly popular with young professionals. It offers a slightly more affordable and trendier alternative to the city centre, all while remaining so close to it. It is perfect for students, too, with the University of Liverpool within walking distance. Even for students of any of the city’s 5 other universities, transport is easily accessible with the city centre just at arm’s reach. With Wavertree Technology Park and Edge Lane essentially on Edgehill’s doorstep, too, all the amenities and employment opportunities are within reach for residents.
Edgehill is close enough to Liverpool City Centre that it is walkable in just over 30 minutes. Though, it is just a 12-minute drive or less than a 15-minute bus journey. If neither is quick enough, Edgehill train station offers a short 6-minute journey to Liverpool Lime Street station. Lime Street itself offers routes to the likes of Birmingham, Hull, Norwich, and all Manchester stations.
Less than a 13-minute drive to the centre
Anfield is already one of the best places to live in Liverpool as it is highly affordable with housing. However, with the £260 million invested into the area, Anfield will become an even bigger hotspot for buyers and tenants. The Anfield stadium plan is due to complete this year, alongside a new public space and rejuvenated housing. This regeneration project couples with the Goodison Park Legacy Project at the location of Everton’s former football stadium. There, the former stadium’s grounds will convert into a sustainable mixed-used space for offices, health, and retail. This alone is predicted to transform the entire district and attract companies and specialists to the area, bringing in £237 million in societal value.
At no more than a 13-minute drive to Liverpool City Centre and a plethora of bus routes to choose from, both Anfield and Everton offer a perfect location for commuting. As Anfield and Everton rise in value and popularity, so will their neighbouring areas, including Kirkdale and Tuebrook.
14,782Everton population (2011)
17,454Everton population (2021)
1.7%Everton YoY growth rate
A 13-minute drive to the centre
Tuebrook see buses for the city centre as regularly as every 3 minutes, for routes that take up to 18 minutes. By car, it takes no more than 13 minutes. With Liverpool’s inner ring road, Queens Drive, at Tuebrook and Stoneycroft’s heart, both North and South Liverpool areas are easily accessible. Due to Queens Drive’s convenient access to various city destinations and attractive and leafy surroundings, including access to the gorgeous Newsham Park, this part of Tuebrook and Stoneycroft is a highly sought-after area for students and young professionals. A bustling street for transport, amenities, and conveniences, still with its idyllic residential areas, houses for sale in Queens Drive see high demand.
Properties in Tuebrook see prices reach an average of £141,281. But Tuebrook is on the rise in the property market, seeing a 5% growth last year and a 23% rise from the peak in 2018.
Situated between Liverpool City Centre and the edges of Merseyside, Tuebrook offers fantastic potential for those looking for affordable accommodation at a perfect commutable distance. Especially with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, and Aintree University Hospital all within reach, Tuebrook and Stoneycroft is the perfect middle-ground for medical students and professionals alike.
Approx. 20-minute drive to the centre
Crosby is listed as one of The Guardian’s top areas to live in the UK. This coastal haven is one of the areas in Liverpool seeing some of the biggest ongoing growth in demand and investor attention. Popular with both visitors and residents, Crosby Beach offers a 22-mile Sefton Coastal Path and famous 100 cast-iron figures that stretch the coastline. This Liverpool beach brings welcomed views of its offshore wind farm, ship routes, the Wirral, and the hills of North Wales.
Liverpool City Centre is just a 20-minute drive away, along with bus and train routes. There are Merseyrail services from Blundellsands and Crosby station towards Liverpool Central and Moorfields, taking no more than 30 minutes. While much further north than Bootle, Crosby is still perfect for those working in the heart of Liverpool City Centre. Putting the beloved Crosby Beach aside – as far as commuter towns go, Crosby is a firm favourite.
A 10-minute drive to the city centre
North Liverpool is mainly made up of suburban areas with mid-to-low-priced properties. Bootle and Kirkdale are amongst the most affordable districts in all of Liverpool. While just 20 minutes by bus, a 10-minute drive, or an even shorter Merseyrail journey to the city centre, Bootle and Kirkdale still provide all the amenities residents need. From the Strand Shopping Centre and Hugh Baird College to Bootle Dock and Stanley Park, neighbouring Anfield and Everton.
Anfield and Everton are not alone in North Liverpool with their regeneration projects. The Waterfront transformation stretches as far as Kirkdale, where the construction of Ten Streets is set to rejuvenate the area. Creating a bar and retail space and a new theatre and music venue will create a cultural impact on the area. Not to mention the construction of a ‘Cultural Enterprise Industry Hub’ that will create up to 2,500 jobs and new Kirkdale houses created from derelict industrial buildings. As one of the highly invested areas in Liverpool, Kirkdale will see a high increase in desirability and demand.
16,115Kirkdale population (2011)
18,657Kirkdale population (2021)
1.5%Kirkdale YoY growth rate
18-minute drive from Aigburth to Liverpool
South Liverpool areas see a heavy stream of demand. The likes of Aigburth and Dingle are popular with students and young professionals. Once run-down and undesirable, these places have become some of the best areas in Liverpool for more affordable housing. Areas like Aigburth are increasing in the property market, however. Sold houses in Aigburth in the last year saw a 6% increase and an 18% growth from the area’s peak of £217,637 in 2020.
Merseyrail connections take less than 30 minutes to reach Liverpool City Centre from Aigburth. It is shorter to drive, taking approximately 18 minutes via Aigburth Road, which leads to the Knowledge Quarter and Baltic Market. As for Dingle, the distance is far shorter. The city centre can be reached within a 10-minute or 17-minute bus journey.
The famed Sefton Park is nestled between Aigburth and Dingle. This alone makes the area desirable following the demand for green spaces from the pandemic. Continuing south from Liverpool, the A561 leads to Speke. Liverpool John Lennon Airport is home here, as well as the New Mersey Shopping Park, and Speke Hall Garden and Estate.
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