Thinking of moving to Liverpool? Whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment, selling a property, or beginning higher education, here is what Liverpool has to offer.
House Prices 🏠
- Most expensive property: £12.5m
- Average house price in Liverpool: £149,327
- Cheapest property: for redevelopment £10,000.
Property Investment 🏠🏠
Liverpool’s very diverse population lives across 30 wards, reflecting considerable variation in the profiles of age, employment, income and housing conditions.
- It remains one of the economic powerhouses of the northwest and continues to attract new, mainly younger, inhabitants
- The city itself has a population of 473,100 but greater Merseyside has a total of almost 1.4 million
- Average earnings in the city as a whole are in the region of £500 per week
- Liverpool has been in existence since at least 1190, but its economic strength blossomed mainly in the 19th century, when it became known as the “New York of Europe” and the “second city of the Empire”
- During the past 14 years, the city’s resident workforce has enjoyed a growth in average earnings of 47% – well above the national average of 36%
- Those of working age account for 65.1% of the population and 42.3% of the population is under the age of 30 (compared to the national average of 37.4%).
Location and Transport 🚌
- Liverpool is just a two-hour train journey from central London
- It is served by two airports providing links to other parts of the UK, Europe and other parts of the world
- The city is also well connected to the country’s motorway network, with feeder routes from the M6
- There are around 17 crossings each week between Liverpool and the Irish capital of Dublin.
- There are 120 primary schools in the area covered by Liverpool City Council, 29 secondary schools, 75 faith schools and 12 single-sex schools
- The city boasts 3 universities – University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moore’s University and Liverpool Hope University
- In addition, there are a number of colleges and other faculties of higher education, including the City of Liverpool College and Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.
- Situated in the northwest of the country, Liverpool has easy and direct access to the stunning scenery of the Lake District to the north and the Pennines to the east
- Liverpool City Council is leading the way in calls for the formation of a Northern Commission on Environmental Sustainability.
Finally, did you know …
- The city of Liverpool was founded in 1207 by King John and at one time was the second-most powerful city of the British Empire after London, with the world’s largest harbour;
- According to The Guinness Book of World Records, Liverpool is the world’s capital of pop music – the birthplace of the most chart-breakers in the world. Do we even need to mention The Beatles?
- Scouse is a type of stew. It was eaten by poverty-stricken Liverpudlians before the 1900s. Ingredients include lamb or beef, cabbage, carrot, potatoes and onion.