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Liverpool Life

​“The most splendid setting of any English city”.

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Liverpool has been described as having “the most splendid setting of any English city” and boasts one of the country’s fastest-growing regional economies, growing at a rate of 3.1% in 2015. The city’s economy is now worth £29.5b to the British economy. Employment reached 235,700 in 2014 and long-term employment growth is strong, standing at slightly over the national average between 1998 and 2014. 12,000 jobs created last year alone, more and more business have set up in this dynamic and vibrant city.

With a population of just over 467,000, Liverpool has quickly become the “place to live”! With its bustling city centre and leafy suburbs, there is a suitable location for everyone that they would happily call home.

The City has been voted as one of the best cities in the UK for the work-life balance due to its cosmopolitan atmosphere, optimistic outlook, and friendly people.

House prices

The large student population of Liverpool means there’s an abundance of low-cost accommodation, and house prices in the area are some of the lowest of any city in the UK.

Indeed, a local house costs an average of £151,08, while a flat costs around £118,992.

The most expensive properties are the city-centre waterfront apartments, overlooking the river and the sought-after suburbs to the east of the city and neighbouring towns in the Wirral. Cheaper properties tend to be found to the north of the city in Sefton, Anfield and surrounding areas.


The city is home to 149 state-funded schools, 13 independent schools, several further education colleges and three universities. Top schools in the Merseyside area include The Blue Coat School, Wirral Grammar School and Upton Hall School.

Entertainment in the heart of the city

Home to 2 of the worlds largest football teams, Liverpool is a hive of activity, welcoming visitors from all around the world. Now our visitors are not just here for the football, but also for the extensive amount of history our City has to offer. With one of the most iconic waterfronts in the UK, the Albert Dock and Pier Head welcomed 6.3m visitors in 2016, this is without a doubt one of the countries biggest tourist attractions. With an impressive collection of bars, restaurants, music and exhibition centres and luxury accommodation, this is the place to bring your friends and family, to show them the heart of the city.

But the fun doesn’t end there! You’ll find the largest collection of museums and art galleries outside the capital in the local area, including the Museum of Liverpool, the Merseyside Maritime Museum, World Museum and Tate Liverpool.