Liverpool is a hotspot for property investment, with a total of five postcodes featured in TotallyMoney.com’s list of property investment hotspots. According to their research, the best postcodes in the city currently are:
L1: The city centre. It’s quite understandable why L1 would be the top postcode, not just in Liverpool, but in the whole of the UK. Encompassing the vibrant city centre, L1 is home to a wide range of bars, shops, restaurants and attractions, most notably the iconic Liverpool ONE shopping and leisure complex. As you’d expect, there are also excellent transport links, including the city’s main train station Liverpool Lime Street. Two particularly prominent areas within this postcode are the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool’s buzzing tech hub, and the historic Ropewalks district.
L3: Vauxhall, Everton, City Centre and the Docklands. This sprawling postcode covers a vast stretch of Liverpool as it curves around to the top part of the city centre, making it home to the University of Liverpool and much of Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter. Much of this postcode has seen massive regeneration over the last decade and this regeneration hasn’t stopped yet. The multi-billion pound Liverpool Waters project is set to breathe new life into Liverpool’s docklands, transforming the area into 21million sq.ft of new commercial and residential space, including an array of shops, restaurants and bars alongside four hotels, 23,000 apartments and the future stadium for Premiership team Everton FC. Within the Vauxhall portion of L3 sits the iconic Eldon Grove, the famous tenement building featuring mock-Tudor architecture. After years of neglect, this local gem is being restored to its former glory.
L6: This one postcode encompasses parts of a large number of suburbs, as well as the edge of the city centre. Kensington, which is shared with neighbouring postcode L7, features a collection of streets named in honour of Liverpool’s most famous export, The Beatles, including roads such as John Lennon Drive, Paul McCartney Way, Apple Court and Cavern Court. L6 is also home to the leafy Newsham Park, a 121-acre Victorian park that features Grade II listed buildings, a fishing lake and a children’s play area. Due to its close proximity to the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University and the Knowledge Quarter, this area has also become a popular student quarter. This, in turn, may have caught the eye of those looking to invest in HMO-style student housing.
L7: Sitting alongside the L1 and L6 areas, this postcode skirts the edge of the city centre and is home to the Edge Hill district, but also features parts of Kensington and Fairfield. In 1979, Edge Hill was designated as a Conservation Area.
The world’s oldest working passenger railway station can also be found in Edge Hill, having opened in 1830. L7 is close to two of Liverpool’s other universities, making it another popular choice for students.
L15: This outer suburb of Liverpool makes up the whole of the L15 postcode. Wavertree is another area that is densely populated with students – particularly the Smithdown Road area – again thanks to three of the city’s universities being nearby.
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