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truegold Sun 23-Dec-12 22:01:30

I am considering moving to Liverpool, need to visit after Christmas. Please can you tell me good/bad points, which areas are best , transport , things to do, infact all info gratefully received. My daughter has just gone to Uni so just me and partner to please. Am looking for large Victorian/ edwardian properties but in decent, safe area. Also want to know what job situation is like could possibly transfer with current employer but ideally would like to start afresh . Thanks

Rockchick1984 Mon 24-Dec-12 09:15:52

I used to live in Merseyside (was about 20 mins drive out of Liverpool) and was a lovely area, but don't know if that's too far from where you want to be based?

Rockchick1984 Mon 24-Dec-12 09:16:42

(should say, it was a particular area within Merseyside not just the whole county smile )

truegold Mon 24-Dec-12 18:50:10

as long as transport into city are good and is a nice area , which area was it ?

AllBellyandBoobs Mon 24-Dec-12 18:56:25

What is your budget and what see your interests? Generally south Liverpool has the nicest areas

truegold Mon 24-Dec-12 21:22:43

£200k ,want to be able to get to centre easily , have seen several places in L17 , Walton, bootle ,orrell park, fairfield but not sure how near to centre these are and what the areas are actually like , which areas in south do you recommend please?

Mosman Wed 26-Dec-12 13:34:23

I would go to the Wirral with that budget, 20 mins on the bus or train over to Liverpool and a safer area.
As for the job situation, dire in my experience depends what you do but we emigrated to Australia it was that bad.

Mosman Wed 26-Dec-12 13:37:03

Bootle is really rough, Walton not too bad but pretty rough.
Formby is nice, Allerton is ok

LineRunner Wed 26-Dec-12 13:39:37

Somewhere like Oxton?

Mosman Wed 26-Dec-12 13:42:57

Oxton wouldn't be my first choice although lots of the doctors who work in liverpool live there as its a short enough journey through the tunnel.
I don't know how many bedrooms you need but I'd imagine you could find a decent house in a nice area over the water.

Mosman Wed 26-Dec-12 13:45:00

West Kirby, greasby, hoy lake are all nice and on the train line

truegold Wed 26-Dec-12 14:27:24

Thanks for your advice, will definitely come up and look around

AllBellyandBoobs Wed 26-Dec-12 21:23:03

Hi, for that budget you'll be able to get somewhere quite nice. I wouldn't go to Bootle or Walton as both can be a little rough. In South Liverpool I would look at L17 (Aigburth) and L18 (Mossley Hill). Both have rail and bus routes into the city, or else it's a 10 minute drive in the car. There are also nice parks and restaurants nearby so you wouldn't necessarily have to go into town for a drink or meal in the evening. One thing to bear in mind is that Liverpool seems to have a real mix of people in all areas. For instance I am in L17 and on a really 'nice' street. I'd happily have a house on the 2 or 3 streets further up from mine but I wouldn't have bought a house on the street one down from mine. It's always worth having a good look around!

BOFingSanta Wed 26-Dec-12 21:29:34

The areas you mention are all a bit rough. Try Crosby- it's by the beach, nice, in your price range, and 15 mins drive or local trainline from the city centre.

ShrekTh3Halls Wed 26-Dec-12 21:33:31

id agree with looking atL18 / 17, also check out Ainsdale (technically bottom of sefton) and for that matter Formby, but excellent transport links and most people around the areawork in or near liverpool. If you have the choice dont do Bootle, City or Walton as they are vey mixed.
other areas worth a look are Bebbington (wirral) or Crosby... maybe Maghull. You getagood amount of house for your money and the area is lovely, good motorway and rail.
good luck!smile

DangerousDorothy Wed 26-Dec-12 23:21:11

I live in Maghull and it is a nice area and about 20 mins on train to Liverpool city centre, but you won't find many period houses for sale here. I second BOF in looking at Crosby, lots of period properties there.

truegold Thu 27-Dec-12 10:08:45

Thanks again for all your advice, much appreciated , will come and have a look round at weekend to get a feel for areas .

Mosman Thu 27-Dec-12 10:16:57

I'd be finding a job first tbh
Best of luck with your move

serin Thu 27-Dec-12 16:01:13

I used to live in Childwall and that was fine, good links to the motorway and fairly quick into the city. Woolton is also nice enough but dont know how far your 200k would go there.

serin Thu 27-Dec-12 16:04:20


BOFingSanta Thu 27-Dec-12 16:18:51

Georgian, 5 beds, close to local trainline and beach.

BOFingSanta Thu 27-Dec-12 16:20:25

Lovely big Victorian house, nice area, good garden.

BOFingSanta Thu 27-Dec-12 16:21:57

On a lovely street, great park and amenities close by.

BOFingSanta Thu 27-Dec-12 16:25:00

These houses are huge inside, very near trains and transport links, but still handy for beach and local facilities like the shops and independent cinema, bars and restaurants.

BOFingSanta Thu 27-Dec-12 16:27:18

And this is in a nice area too, short walk from the sea. Huge.

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