So, you’ve set your heart on one of the many amazing apartments to rent in Liverpool. From its glorious architecture to its world-famous sports teams, the city is both a character-filled and exciting place to settle. But which of the area’s developments are worth the price tag? We asked current residents to spill the beans on their rental homes to reveal the best of the bunch. What did residents have to say? Read on to find out!
Where is Liverpool?
Liverpool is a city and borough in Merseyside, England, overlooking the Irish Sea. It is also located on the east side of the Mersey Estuary, which divides the city from the Wirral Peninsula. It lies 176 miles northwest of London and 35 miles west of Manchester.
Living in Liverpool
Boasting Tudor buildings, 18th Century architecture, and contemporary gems, Liverpool is an intriguing hybrid of the old and new worlds. It also claims thousands of listed buildings, beats Bath in terms of Georgian homes and contains sculptures to rival the number found in Westminster. No wonder certain areas have achieved status as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
In the past, Liverpool’s economy was fuelled by its port and its development as an industrial powerhouse. Once a setting off point for North America, today the city welcomes cruise ships as well as trade. Combining access by ship and ferry with a reputation for hosting a plethora of musical and artistic talent extending beyond the Beatles and Premier League football teams, it’s no wonder the city is now a thriving tourist hotspot.
Liverpool has some other great features too, such as its extensive range of historic parks and gardens and long-established multi-cultural communities that arose from its maritime links. After celebrating 800 years as a city, Liverpool was granted the title of European Capital of Culture in 2008, which helped birth a new era for the local economy.
Transport in Liverpool
Whether you’re travelling by road, rail, bus or ferry, Liverpool has many options for getting around. The M62 offers an easy commute to neighbouring cities, such as Hull, Manchester, Leeds and Bradford. It also links to the M6 and M1, providing swift routes from north to south. The Kingsway and Queensway Tunnels connect Liverpool with the Wirral Peninsula, while bridges cross the River Mersey to the south.
Two rail networks operate locally, including routes around Merseyside and onwards to the region’s primary towns and cities via Network Rail. From Lime Street Station, services run to London Euston in two hours and fifteen minutes. Meanwhile, Liverpool South Parkway will deliver you to the Liverpool John Lennon Airport. The city is also well connected by bus, passenger ferry services (including to Ireland and the Isle of Man) and a bike hire scheme supporting local cycle routes.
Liverpool property prices
Recent data from Rightmove shows that properties in Liverpool achieved an average of £202,079 in the last year (June 2022) – up 5% since 2019. Selling for around £146,341, terraced homes drove the market, while semi-detached houses went for £223,117 on average. Meanwhile, flats fetched £140,349.
At around £880, current rental prices in Liverpool are more in line with the UK average. According to the property search engine, Home.co.uk, one-bedroom homes rent for roughly £678 PCM, with five-bedroom properties let for £1,035 (June 2022).
Apartments to rent in Liverpool: Top 5 developments
Ready to discover which of our resident-reviewed apartments to rent in Liverpool made the cut? Here are the best of the bunch:
*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how many reviews a scheme has and how recently those reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. Buildings with a larger number of more recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.
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4.80 (56 reviews)
Beating all the competition, The Keel in Queen’s Dock, Liverpool, takes first place on our list. A build-to-rent development managed by Allsop, it contains 240 apartments overlooking the River Mersey. Residents benefit from an on-site concierge service and a private gym. The development is also pet friendly and has access to a wide variety of transport links.
The Lexington by Moda sits on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront, situated at Princes Dock. It features a total of 325 stylish apartments to rent, with a mixture of sizes, ranging from studios, three beds and luxury penthouses. Similarly to buildings in New York, these apartments incorporate an art deco interior design. In addition, it offers no deposit and is pet friendly.
Baltic Yard is a rental development by Liv in the heart of Liverpool, offering one, two and three bedroom apartments. residents also enjoy access to a gym, lounge and landscaped garden terraces.
The pet-friendly Cargo Building comes in fourth. Managed by Savills on behalf of Hermes, it features 324 one, two and three-bedroom rental apartments. Located in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, facing the Albert Dock, its residents benefit from free broadband, a lounge and private gym, on-site management, underground parking, and 24-hour security.
The Copper House, an INSTRATA Lifestyle Residence managed by Greystar, sits on Liverpool’s dockside – and in fifth position. This landmark collection of 382 premium rental apartments features multiple shared spaces, including an entrance courtyard, lounge and fully equipped gym, plus a 16th-floor garden offering far-reaching views across the Liverpool skyline.
Has our Top 5 given you a feel for what apartments to rent in Liverpool have to offer? Before you settle on your next home, why not explore our dedicated area guide to learn everything our verified residents have to say? Just click the link below.
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