About Liverpool

Once named the ‘European Capital of Culture’, Liverpool is one of the best places to live in Northwest England, and is one of the finest destinations outside of London. Located on the eastern side of the Mersey River, this dazzling urban hotspot is immersed in architectural beauty with an awe-inspiring skyline. The city itself has a population of 466,000, but the wider Liverpool/Birkenhead metropolitan area is home to more than two million residents, making it a bustling place brimming with life, culture and friendly communities that appeal to people of all ages.

The centre is perhaps most recognised for the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City area, which is comprised of Albert Dock, Pier Head and William Brown Street. This development was one of the world’s major trading centres in the 18th and 19th centuries, and has since been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the UK. Over the course of history, Liverpool has played an important role in the country’s growth. Today, it is renowned as one of the liveliest and most dynamic cities to live and work in.

For new homes, Liverpool offers a great choice of Keepmoat locations and fantastic neighbourhoods for your family. New housing developments in Liverpool are being built across the metropolitan area, so you can find the perfect place to call home around this wonderful area.

Keepmoat Homes in the North West

Bridgewater Gardens Phase 3, Runcorn

Bridgewater Gardens Phase 3, Runcorn

Castlefields Avenue East, Runcorn, , WA7 2PT

2-3 bedroom homes

Prices from £195,995

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Bucknall Grange, Stoke on Trent

Bucknall Grange, Stoke on Trent

Eaves Lane, Bucknall, Stoke on Trent, ST2 8JY

2-4 bedroom homes

Prices from £147,995

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Mill Brow, Speke

Mill Brow, Speke

Central Avenue, Speke, Liverpool, L24 0TL

2-4 bedroom homes

Prices from £71,160

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Things to do

From The Beatles legacy to the world-renowned football club, Liverpool is defined by its past and its people. The associated subcultures live on today, offering residents so much to see and do every day of the week. There is no shortage of bars, nightclubs and music venues and you can experience some of Liverpool’s most exciting nightlife at Concert Square, Wood Street, Albert Dock, Eberle Street, and Stanley Street. For Beatles fans, there is of course The Cavern Club (which remains a popular hangout today) as well as The Beatles Story Museum.

Other museums to visit are the World Museum, the Museum of Liverpool, the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Victoria Gallery & Museum, and the International Slavery Museum. Art lovers will revel in the knowledge that the Walker Art Gallery houses one of the best collections of European art outside of the capital, and The Tate Gallery Liverpool is considered a regional icon. 

The city has the largest collection of Grade II listed buildings outside of London (with 2,500 listed buildings and 250 public monuments), making it a great place for sightseers and architecture buffs alike. New developments in Liverpool pop up all the time, and there’s a diverse range of options for food and drink lovers, as well as shopping that’s second to none in this part of the North. With a promise of the affordable Northern lifestyle and the finest Keepmoat new build houses, Liverpool is a fantastic place to be.   

Transportation

Merseyrail trains run frequently throughout the day, with a total of 66 stations across the city and the wider metropolitan zone. There are also four city centre underground stations which are all conveniently located – these are Lime Street Lower Level, Liverpool Central, Moorfields and James Street.

As one of the UK’s major cities, there are great road networks for easy commuting. There is also an international airport for worldwide travel, as well as a port where you can catch the famous ‘Ferry Cross the Mersey’ to the Wirral Peninsula.

For a greener and more cost-effective way to get around, there are two main city centre bus terminals, Liverpool ONE and Queen Square. Both stations offer fantastic links and have on-site staff to help with travel advice. There is no shortage of taxis in Liverpool either, with a taxi rank outside Liverpool Lime Street Station and a standard black cab service throughout the centre, as well as a number of trusted taxi companies and Uber operating in the city itself.  

Alternatively, you can travel by bike in this easy-to-navigate, compact area. Cycle parking is available across the city and bikes are welcome on public transport such as trains or ferries.

Education

Higher education is one of the top reasons to move to Liverpool. With three universities (University of Liverpool, Liverpool Hope University and Liverpool John Moores University) plus a number of colleges, there’s so much choice, making this a great place to raise a family with a view for the future. The University of Liverpool is ranked within the country’s top 50 universities according to The Complete University Guide League Table, and the student population across the entire city is well over 70,000, meaning that student life is booming.

In addition to affordable university and college life, there is also a good selection of local primary and secondary schools. Schools in the area are consistently making the top lists on The Real Schools Guide, boast good GCSE results and are generally some of the highest performing schools in the area.

For specialist courses or vocational study, there are also a number of institutions to look into, such as Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts or Liverpool Medical School. Be sure to check the Liverpool Council website for full details on everything from early years education and school admissions to adult learning.

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