The Liverpool neighbourhood you’ll love living in
Allerton is one of THE most desirable areas of Liverpool and if lockdown has left you looking for a new neighbourhood with all of the amenities you want and need close to home, Redrow’s Allerton Gardens could be the ideal place.
Head of sales Anna Evans-Kerr says: “Spending more time at home has given many people time to reflect on their housing situation and whether their current property meets their needs. Since reopening our sales offices we’ve heard from many who have realised they need more space or a bigger garden. Others say their home needs a lot of maintenance or is too far from shops, parks and important services and they want to be at the heart of a community.”
Whatever the reasons for wanting to move, the premium choice of executive homes at Allerton Gardens has plenty to offer.
1. Shop local
The importance of access to local shops has become increasingly apparent in the wake of COVID-19. Around two miles away, Allerton Road is home to a range of traditional shops including a fishmonger, a bakery, green grocer and a butcher. Many of these are family businesses that have served generations of families in the local community. For a big supermarket shop, there’s a good selection within a 10-minute drive, including the Tesco Superstore on Allerton Road, Asda, Sainsbury’s and the Co-op. High street stores are just over two miles away at New Mersey Shopping Park, while a wider mix of shops is available seven miles away in Liverpool city centre.
2. Foodie haven *
Allerton Road has become a foodie hub with plenty of options to dine out day or night. From independent coffee shops to cocktail bars and gastro pubs, vegetarian and vegan cafes, plus restaurants serving eclectic seasonal produce there’s a wide selection to whet the appetite.
3. Open spaces
Life in lockdown made access to outdoor space a priority for many. Allerton is one of Liverpool’s leafiest suburbs and Allerton Gardens is perfectly placed to enjoy the great outdoors close to home walking, running cycling or even abseiling. Almost half of Allerton Gardens’ 33 acres will remain as green space, with 10 acres of publicly accessible parkland, plus informal footpaths and meadow grassland for informal play and enhanced biodiversity. Less than a 10-mimute walk from the development, is Allerton Towers, a beautiful 35 acre park which is also home to Merseyside Youth Challenge Trust's outdoor activity centre, offering abseiling, orienteering and nature trails. Picturesque Calderstones Park, home to the famous Allerton Oak – which was named England’s Tree of the Year in 2019 - is also nearby.
The pandemic has put communities in the spotlight, highlighting the good work and neighbourliness of groups and individuals. We have been celebrating the spirit of the North West neighbourhoods it operates in since 2016 with voluntary community funds. Good causes in and around Allerton have shared a £10,000 pot, with funding allocated to a new social club to bridge the generation gap and help fight loneliness; speech and language therapy for children with additional needs, Scout hut maintenance, a school community garden project, South Liverpool food bank, a walking group for parents and toddlers and the Marie Curie Hospice amongst others.
For parents with young children, living near a well-respected school is important and Allerton Gardens has a choice of schools nearby. Booker Avenue Infants and Our Lady’s Bishop Elton Catholic Primary are both rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, with Springwood Heath Primary and Bishop Martin CofE Primary both rated ‘good’. Alternatively, Carleton House Prep School lies within easy reach, just across Calderstones Park, offering independent education. For older pupils, Liverpool Bluecoat Grammar is a selective school within easy reach and rated ‘outstanding’, plus there is a choice of faith and non-denominational secondary schools close by, including Calderstones School, St Francis Xavier, Parklands High and St Julie’s Catholic High.
6. Sports and entertainment *
Liverpool is renowned for sports and entertainment. Football fans will be eager to get back to watching premiership football at Anfield or Goodison Park; while Aintree is as famous for fashion during Ladies’ Day as it is for the showpiece steeplechase, the Grand National. The city boasts a huge choice of theatres and cinemas, including the M&S Bank Arena, Philharmonic Hall, the Empire Theatre and the Royal Court. Closer to home, golfers can swing by Allerton Manor or Woolton golf clubs, with the former planning investment to create an improved par-72 Championship course, with a new driving range and putting area.
7. Well connected
Liverpool city centre is just a few miles from Allerton Gardens, with regular bus services making for an easy commute. Trains from Liverpool South Parkway or West Allerton stations whisk passengers into the city centre in around 15 minutes.
The M62 is just a few minutes’ drive away, with Manchester around 45 minutes away by car.
8. Music history
Liverpool is world renowned as the home of The Beatles and Sir Paul McCartney's childhood home on Forthlin Road, Allerton, is often billed as the “birthplace of The Beatles”. Now owned by the National Trust, the property is a popular attraction with fans of the fab four the world over. It’s thought more than 100 Beatles songs were composed there, including Love Me Do, I Saw Her Standing There and When I'm Sixty-Four. The George Harrison Woodland Walk on the Greenland site opposite Allerton Towers, close to where George was born and grew up, is due to open in spring 2021. It will combine garden and woodland with artistic installations inspired by the life and lyrics of the much-loved Beatle.
9. Friendly faces
A recent survey carried out by C-V Library ranked Liverpool as one of the top 10 friendliest cities in the UK. Good neighbours can become good friends and one of the advantages of moving to a brand new home is that you’re not the only newbie, which should make it easier to get to know your neighbours.
10. Choice of award-winning homes
Allerton Gardens offers a premium choice of three, four and five-bedroom detached executive homes from our Heritage Collection. Externally they look very traditional, taking inspiration from the architecture of the Arts & Crafts era. Step inside and they feature layouts designed to meet the demands of modern living, with a superb specification as standard. Current prices range from £590,000 to £940,000.
The sales centre and show homes at Allerton Gardens are now open, with new social distancing measures in place to ensure the safety of customers and staff. For more information click here or call 0151 391 3737.
Customers can also register for our My Redrow online hub, enabling them to fully interact with us online, including browsing, reserving and choosing options for their new home.
Find out more about Redrow’s coronavirus social distancing measures here.
* Some venues may still be temporarily closed due to Government guidance