Best Areas to Live in Liverpool

The former European Capital of Culture, Liverpool, is home to world famous bands and musicians, two top football teams, more galleries and museums than any other UK city outside of London and a rich multi-cultural heritage. There are also many fantastic architects in Liverpool, as well as lots of great interior designers and other creative industries. If you are considering a move to Liverpool, or you already live here and are wondering which area might be best to move to, House Architects has compiled a list of some of the best areas to live in Liverpool. It was tough to narrow it down but here are our top picks!

Top Places to Live in Liverpool

Liverpool City Centre

Most popular with students and young professionals, there is a huge range of housing options available in Liverpool City Centre, although mainly dominated by apartments. Popular areas include the Waterfront, Baltic Triangle, Ropewalks and Georgian Quarter (which happens to offer some gorgeous townhouses). No matter what your tastes there will be an area of Liverpool City Centre to suit; from characterful converted apartment buildings to stunning, no-expense-spared new build apartment blocks. The city offers everything including theatres, bars, restaurants, live events, sports, history, art galleries, museums, music, a thriving independent scene and so much more…

Lark Lane

Popular with students and young professionals, Lark Lane offers slightly more affordable accommodation than nearby Village or City Centre properties. The busy village is packed full of independent retailers, bars and restaurants offering eclectic and quirky cuisines and for quieter excursions nearby Sefton Park offers the perfect location for a walk or a kick-about.


If you want the best of both worlds Crosby us just a 20-minute train ride away from the city centre. With a fantastic beach boasting views of Liverpool Docks, Anthony Gormley’s Iron Men and a bustling social calendar of group events, sought-after schools including Merchant Taylor’s and St Mary’s College and a range of independent shops, cafes and restaurants on their doorstep, the leafy suburb has it all.

West Derby

Driving around the wide leafy streets of West Derby you can barely believe it is just a few miles outside of the City Centre. The village offers a range of bars and restaurants, the sprawling Croxteth Country Hall and Park estate and comparatively large housing for the price to boot!

Woolton Village

Originally a separate village before it officially became a borough of Liverpool in 1913, Woolton offers an affordable location with a quieter environment and good selection of schools well suited to family living. Not to be out-shone, Woolton still boasts a wide range of bars, restaurants, shopping centres, theatres and parks that offer an excellent standard of living.


Unsurprisingly Aigburth was selected as one of the best areas of Liverpool to live in by the Sunday Times. With a range of green spaces to enjoy including Sefton Park and Otterspool Park and Promenade, Lark Lane’s social scene on the door step and the city centre just a few train stops away there is very little more you could ask for! The architecture gives a little more ‘country village’, this along with the large Victorian homes make Aigburth one of the more expensive locations to buy.


Allerton offers small-town living with life centring around the Main Street. Larger family homes are available for affordable prices, there is plenty to do, excellent transport links for commuters and great primary and secondary schools. The features make Allerton perfectly suited for family living.

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