What are the rough areas in Liverpool? It’s a question that many investors and people new to the city always ask. Now, as a general rule, the South is on the whole better than the North. Most of the rough areas in Liverpool are in the North such as Anfield and Bootle. However, you may be surprised to hear that these areas are not as bad as you may think. Some are actually offered good value properties which is attracting young professional first time buyers and a lot of the traditionally ‘rough’ areas are improving or even up and coming.
Anfield and Tuebrook traditionally ‘rough’ but improving
Anfield is perhaps Liverpool’s most famous neighbourhood, with a landscape carved out by rows of terrace houses and a vibrant high street, but Anfield Stadium dominates the skyline. Anfield is ideal for first-time buyers and young professionals, as well as property investors, because it is only a 10-minute drive from the city centre and has lower house costs than other parts of the city. There are also plans to rebuild the region, which involve the construction of new homes as well as the renovation of old terraces that have existed for over a century, resulting in inexpensive dwellings suited for 21st-century residents. It may not be one of Liverpool’s greenest postcodes, but because to an exciting regeneration initiative managed by a partnership between Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Football Club, Your Housing Group, and Keepmoat, it is quickly becoming one of the city’s most sought-after.
Investors are snapping up properties on the L13 side of Tuebrook like hotcakes right now. Tuebrook is a wonderful option if you’re seeking for an inexpensive home close to the city centre that may be used for short-term rentals or Air BnB. West Derby Road has some excellent streets that are directly across from Newsham Park and have quick access to the city. You can travel to the city centre in 20 minutes using public transportation. Alton Road, Chester Road, and Glouester Road all have houses for sale under £100,000. Consider L13, which is close to the Old Swan centre, as a ‘up and coming’ location where folks who can’t afford to live in South Liverpool would settle. Anfield and Tuebrook are areas that are safer as they are closer to the city centre.
Toxteth also traditionally rough but now up and coming
The inner-city district south of the city centre, which includes Toxteth, is one of Liverpool’s more affordable areas, with many terraced houses. Some of Liverpool’s previously run-down neighbourhoods have been regenerated and are now regarded up-and-coming. Students and those searching for low-cost housing and house shares flock to them.
According to data from real estate business Rightmove, Toxteth’s terraced houses and Victorian architecture are enjoying a rise in the local housing market. Despite the recent increase, average house asking prices in Toxteth remain low, which is beneficial to purchasers.
As a growing number of students choose to study in the city, demand for housing will only grow, and there will continue to be a shortage. Investors will benefit greatly from shared student housing, which is in high demand in areas like as Kensington and Toxteth.
Kensington is not the best area but has the advantage of being close to city centre
The region has improved (some sectors could be classified as up-and-coming) because of regeneration, and it is conveniently located near the city centre. The Knowledge Quarter, the University of Liverpool, and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital (which will open a £429 million, state-of-the-art new facility in 2022) are all located on the western fringe of the region. L7 isn’t just the best postcode in Liverpool for rental yields; it’s also the top buy-to-let region in the UK for 2020. In this location, yields can reach 10.30 percent.
Bootle – some parts can be rough
Bootle has kept much of its Victorian charm, and as a result stands out among Merseyside’s neighbouring towns. If you’re looking for a vintage home in Merseyside, Bootle has lots of Victorian houses and conversions to suit all budgets. Homes like these are also largely affordable, with the average house in Bootle costing £106,685 – more than £100,000 less than the UK national average, according to Zoopla.
Because Bootle was heavily bombed during WWII, some of its Victorian architecture was destroyed, and as the town grew in the mid-to-late twentieth century, those period residences were joined by more modern family homes. The neighbourhood is gradually improving. Bootle, which is quieter than its larger neighbour Liverpool, is ideal for buyers and renters looking for a little more peace and quiet while still being close to the city for business.
Bootle has several tough spots. In 2021, the overall crime rate in Bootle was 150 offences per 1,000 residents. This is significantly higher than Merseyside’s general crime rate, which is 30 percent more than the Merseyside figure of 105 per 1,000 people.
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