Is this Liverpool's most up and coming area to live? Six reasons we say it is
It’s long been a popular postcode in Liverpool but the leafy suburb of West Derby is heading further up in the property premier league, according to one homes expert.
Rosamond Day says the village is scoring increasing success with homebuyers as a top division destination, and fans who invest in this ‘up-and-coming area’ won’t be disappointed with the result.
Rosamond, relationship manager for estate agents Property Perspective, says: “West Derby has always been well-liked, not least because of its village feel, and convenient location, close to big cities, but we have seen it become an increasingly popular place to live.
“It’s really up and coming.”
Rosamond lists six reasons why West Derby is scoring high with homebuyers:
1. It’s close to Liverpool – and to the north west motorway network.
2. The area is great for families – it’s near to good local schools and has a wealth of amenities, like Croxteth Hall and Country Park.
3. Big name supermarkets have made the weekly shop easier with Tesco, Aldi and even a new Marks & Spencer Foodhall, which opened in 2016, right on the doorstep.
4. The launch of galleries like Liverpool Gift Gallery and new shops at the heart of the village has breathed new life into the area.
5. There’s a collection of restaurants from Mexican dining gems to Spanish tapas and Asian eateries, as well as trendy but relaxed wine bars offering spirits and cocktails, which have certainly shaken up the nightlife.
6. There is a village craft and country fair held on the last Saturday of every month providing a regular event and place for people to meet and gather.
“The area has been re-energised,” adds Rosamond. “Although West Derby was already a well-established area, there is a real villagey vibe there now and buyers are increasingly keen to live in a place like this.”
“Even young professionals who once wanted to be in the heart of the city are moving towards this type of location. They want that community feel where they have old-fashioned contact with people, where they’re not isolated in their homes but near people who will look out for them.
“West Derby offers that with developments like Redrow’s Regency Manor on the former site of Holly Lodge School.”
Regency Manor offers properties from the our Regent Collection with exteriors inspired by traditional Regency period architecture of the early 19th century – but, further proof of West Derby’s popularity as a place to live, there are only two new-build homes left for sale.
One is a two-bedroom Cadogan, available from £189,995, which has an open plan kitchen/dining area with a spacious lounge and cloakroom; and two large double bedrooms, each with an en-suite.
The other is a three-bedroom Cavendish style which is spacious and flexible and spans across three floors. Priced from £289,995, the ground floor has a large kitchen and dining area with spacious family room and study, and a cloakroom; while the second floor offers a lovely lounge, the master bedroom with en-suite and a bathroom. The top floor is home to two double bedrooms and a second cloakroom/wc.
“These are our last two properties so buyers need to move fast before we blow the final whistle,” said Lesley Myers, sales manager for Redrow Homes (Lancashire).
“We can also offer Help to Buy, which reduces the initial outlay by 20% and means a 5% deposit may be sufficient to secure a brand new home.”
For more information, visit the sales centre in Mill Lane, West Derby, open daily between 10am and 5.30pm. Alternatively, for Regency Manor, call 0151 515 6364 or log onto www.redrow.co.uk/regencymanor