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For those who live here, there has never been any doubt that the city of Liverpool is one of the greatest on earth. Admittedly, for many years it seemed as if only those born here would agree.

However, during the past ten years, the city has transformed its fortune, merging the famous Liverpudlian determination and independence with a new wave of entrepreneurship, quite literally changing the landscape of the city. For Liverpool is now known as a thriving cosmopolitan city, recognised just as much for its prosperous success in business as it is for its creative and talented heart.

In a recent study by HomeTrack, Liverpool was not only named as the most affordable city in the UK but also the UK property market's fastest growing city. Not bad for a place that, just three decades ago, was in such decline and despair that it resembled the battleground of a civil war, with news images so iconic that Liverpool's stereotype as a tempestuous city was ingrained into the minds of the nation. 

For what it lacks in size, it certainly makes up for in diversity, for the city centre and surrounding areas are sought after locations for a variety of buyers from students and professionals to first-time buyers, growing families and downsizers. Liverpool is beaming with potential and investors can take their pick of accommodation from city centre apartments, suburban new builds to spacious Victorian villas in the south of the city. 

From homegrown entrepreneurs to international investors, the eyes of the world are fixated on the city and there has never been a better time to buy property in the buy-to-let capital of the country. 

The Five Best Places to Invest in Liverpool 

1. Bootle

Located in the north of the city, Bootle is a historic area of the city that is linked with Mersey Docks. 

During the last year, Bootle was shown to have a 4% increase in asking prices according to a report from www.home.co.uk. For those looking to invest, Bootle presents an opportunity to get more for your money in an area that has been heavily invested in over the past few years. 

According to Rightmove, the average cost of a terrace property in Bootle last year was £69,885. For semi-detached homes, the average selling price was £124,076. 

What Attracts Buyers?

  • Great transport links to the city centre 
  • More affordable housing 
  • Local council initiative, InvestSefton has created over 2,500 jobs 

Explore Bootle with our Area Guide

2. Old Swan 

Home to a prosperous local community, Old Swan is a popular place for families to set up home. Known for its local high street, locals can take advantage of a range of amenities on their doorstep from supermarkets, banks, cafes and pubs. With great transport links directly to the city centre, Old Swan is an ideal commuter town for those who work in the city.

According to Rightmove, the price of houses increased by 4% in the last year, a positive sign for those wanting to invest in the area, which is predominantly associated with its rows of terrace houses which surround the high street. 

What Attracts Buyers/Tenants?

  • Transport links into the city centre and close links with the M62
  • Busy area with amenities and schools close by 
  • Affordable housing 

Explore Properties in Old Swan 

3. Wavertree

Based in South Liverpool and with great transport links to the city centre, Wavertree is a popular place for students to reside throughout their university and post-grad years. The University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University and Edge Hill University each have campuses in nearby Aigburth.

With an influx of students throughout university terms, Wavertree presents the perfect location for buy-to-let opportunities. Its landscape is dominated by rows of terrace houses, a popular property type for young professionals who are looking for affordable housing, away from the hustle and bustle of city centre student accommodation.

According to Right Move, an average terrace property sold for a price of £124,479 (on average). For investors, it's an affordable price to pay in an area that is so popular amongst potential tenants. 

What Attracts Buyers/Tenants?

  • Short commute to local university campuses and city centre 
  • Thriving local high street on Smithdown Road - great for nightlife, shopping and lifestyle activities 
  • Close to south Liverpool's greenspaces of Calderstones Park and Sefton Park

Explore Properties in Wavertree 

4. Toxteth

Located close to the banks of the River Mersey and about a ten-minute drive to the city centre, Toxteth is a popular place for buy-to-let opportunities. Although, according to Rightmove, sold prices in this area were up by 26% since last year, providing a great opportunity for investors to buy and sell on. 

A new £17.4m regeneration scheme has been revealed for the iconic Welsh Streets, offering refurbished accommodation in Victorian terraces. The properties will be renovated into a mixture of two, three and four bedroom homes. With such great investment concentrated on a small area, around nine streets, Toxteth is much an up-and-coming area. 

Its history means that buyers can expect an eclectic mix of properties from the large Victorian terraces that hark back to Liverpool's heyday, perfect for splitting into smaller apartments, to terraced houses and high rises. Sitting close to the stunning Sefton Park, Toxteth offers a more affordable side of South Liverpool's beauty. 

What Attracts Buyers/Tenants to Toxteth?

  • The regeneration scheme is set to provide more affordable housing
  • A short commute and great transport links to the city centre 
  • Strong community feel and local amenities nearby 

Explore Properties in Toxeth 

5. City Centre

Liverpool's vibrant city centre is at the heart of all the exciting plans, in property, commerce and lifestyle developments. With so many new businesses and concepts being established around the city, the demand for affordable apartments has eclipsed supply. For investors, it is the perfect time to strike while the iron's hot. 

Although the city is small in comparison to others, the various districts within are brimming with their own personas. From the affluent Business District to the stunning Arts Quarter, investors can target a variety of buyers.

What Attracts Buyers/Tenants to the Arts Quarter?

  • Close to both the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University
  • Properties - Beautiful historic Georgian townhouses - many converted into apartments
  • A warm community feel, lots of independent bars and cafes lining the streets 

Explore the Arts Quarter 

What Attracts Buyers/Tenants to the Bohemian Quarter? 

  • Busy, cosmopolitan area with great amenities, bars and restaurants 
  • Great transport links with Liverpool Central Railway Station 
  • Right in the heart of Liverpool's nightlife 

Explore the Bohemian Quarter 

What Attracts Buyers/Tenants to the Business Quarter?

  • Short commute to nearby workplaces - the use of cars and public transport not necessary 
  • Attractive postcode - a cosmopolitan area home to many of the region's top professional businesses
  • Properties - a mixture of beautiful historic buildings and modern architectural delights

Explore the Business Quarter 

What Attracts Buyers/Tenants to the Cultural Quarter? 

  • Located on the outskirts of the city centre - quieter than the city centre but still a quick commute 
  • Properties - a mixture of converted warehouses and modern apartments
  • Close to the Baltic Triangle - great area for socialising with many bars, restaurants and event spaces. 

Explore the Cultural Quarter 

How Venmores Can Help You Be Investment Savvy

As a Liverpool estate agent with over one-hundred-and-sixty years in the industry, we have acquired a vast degree of experience and knowledge in the Liverpool property market. If you are looking to make your first property investment, or, add further properties to your portfolio, our experienced team can help. 

Residential Properties

Venmores

Address - 8-10 Allerton Road, Liverpool L18 1LN

Telephone - 0151 733 9000

Commercial Properties

Venmore Commercial

Address - Imperial Buildings, 9 Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2SH

Telephone - 0151 243 5325 

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