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Birkenhead is likely to be worth more than a second thought or two if you are considering investing in or moving to Merseyside to start a family or continue further education. Here are some of the reasons why you might make up your mind … 

House Prices 🏠

  • Most expensive property: £680,000
  • Average house price in Birkenhead: £111,755
  • Cheapest property: £77,000 (terraced, freehold). 

Property Investment 🏠 🏠

Economy ££ 

  • The regeneration, growth and redevelopment of infrastructure in Birkenhead is central to the 5-year Wirral Growth Plan, which also looks as far forward as 2035
  • The Plan describes Birkenhead as one of the country’s most dynamic small business sectors
  • Plans are also afoot to revive one of Birkenhead’s past strengths, its docks system, to bring jobs and economic growth to the area.

Location and Transport 🚌

  • Although situated on the Wirral peninsula, Birkenhead is connected directly to the city of Liverpool through two road tunnels (Kingsway and Queensway) and Junctions 1 and 2 on the M53, Birkenhead is connected to the national motorway network
  • The town is also connected to the underground “Liverpool Loop” network on the Wirral
  • The nearest airport is Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport, only 8 miles away.

Education 🎓  

  • There are two colleges of further education – Wirral Metropolitan College and Birkenhead Sixth Form College
  • The principal state-funded secondary school is Birkenhead Park School and there are also two independent schools, Birkenhead School and Birkenhead High School Academy. 

Environment 🌷

  • Birkenhead is midway between the urban powerhouse of the city of Liverpool and the highly desirable residential areas of the Wirral peninsula – especially those overlooking the Dee estuary
  • The most famous public park, Birkenhead Park, is right in the centre of the town and was created in 1844 by Joseph Paxton
  • The oldest building still standing on the Wirral is Birkenhead Priory, founded in 1150 as a Benedictine monastery. 

Trivia 🎬

Finally, did you know …

  • With the home of the most icon pop group in the world just across the Mersey, Birkenhead has to claim at least one Beatles trivia – their tailor, Beno Dorn, was based in the town
  • The first tramway in Europe was Birkenhead’s horse-drawn system opened in 1860 and electrified in 1901 – it closed in 1937
  • The home ground of Tranmere Rovers football team is in Birkenhead.