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Liverpool City Living Guide: Where to live and what's on offer in Liverpool

By Edited Dec 20, 2013 0 0

The nicest areas of Liverpool

Liverpool is an ever popular destination thanks to its rich cultural legacy of the Mersey culture and the Beatles! Despite an often fraught reputation Liverpool is a popular place to live and work with its fantastic culture, industrial and commercially vibrant business world and its rich legacy of history. It’s a popular university destination and offers plenty to suit everyone. Like all major cities it has its problems; which are often at the forefront of many potential movers minds but you can enjoy a great side of this city without any problems. Here we look at where to live in Liverpool and what you can expect once you’re living there.

Where to live in Liverpool

There are plenty of beautiful parts of Liverpool and some areas you’d probably rather avoid. Starting in the centre you can find some of the nicest houses and flats to rent in Liverpool that put you in the heart of the city’s life. Parts of the centre aren’t particularly nice but Childwall and Sefton Park are fairly nice with their well-tended Georgian terraces and great access to the city. Mossley Hill is considered one of the nicest areas to live and offers a good mix of local community and nice houses with a good range of house prices and rental options. Waterloo and Crosby are two of the nicest areas with better shopping and living than many other parts of the city and a quieter atmosphere. In the south of the city Cressington is one of the most expensive areas of the city and offers higher class living with an appropriate price tag! Finally, some areas to avoid are Toxteth, Kensington, Smithdown Road and Tuebrook as these have a much worse reputations. Though they are largely safe if you don’t know the area well you may run into problems.

What to do in Liverpool

If you’re thinking about planning a move Liverpool has plenty to offer in terms of culture and entertainment. Liverpool is still considered the capital of pop music and the music scene is still alive and kicking. You can find a plethora of great live events every day of the week; from the large stadium bands to small clubs with up and coming artists strutting their stuff. The cultural legacy means that you can find a more natural music scene with a lot more atmosphere than elsewhere. The nightlife is generally fantastic with plenty of options for all tastes from super-clubs to quiet upmarket bars. If that wasn’t enough Liverpool has the second most museums and art galleries in the UK after London. There’s a Tate gallery amongst the dozens of museums and galleries which means there’s always something new to see and do. In terms of architecture and history Liverpool has plenty to offer with the dockside and cultural quarter offering two of the nicest areas to explore. The buildings are often modernised but you can still find plenty of Liverpool’s rich history throughout the city. Beyond these great sights you have the usual city fare with cinemas, sports centres and some of the country’s finest shopping.

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