West Derby is a hugely popular area in the East of Liverpool whether you’re looking for your first foot on the property ladder or your forever home. There is something for everyone in this area and our friendly and expert estate agents will be on hand every stop of the way.
The peaceful area is highly sought after for families looking to relocate to fall within catchment areas of a range of high-quality schools. There is a vast amount of great primary and secondary schools within this suburb that make West Derby homes popular. Don’t expect houses in this area to stay on the market for long.
Schools aren’t the only reason why West Derby is a popular suburb of Liverpool though. There is a great selection of pubs, bars and restaurants that allow for a neighbourly and friendly atmosphere. There are plenty of beautiful green areas with playing fields and parks, as well as a local Lifestyles gym. The West Derby Golf Club is popular amongst many residents of the area, with a stunning green 6,275-yard course to enjoy and a clubhouse that can be hired for events too.
West Derby offers plenty of variety for homes in the area with terraced, semi-detached and detached homes. There are even some larger homes hidden away in exclusive areas like Sandfield Park. No matter what you’re looking for West Derby has something to offer, you’ll just have to move quickly for this highly sought-after area.
There is plenty to see and do in West Derby, with the beautiful Croxteth Country Park right on your doorstep. With beautiful landscapes to roam through, or the walled garden or farm to visit, it’s always a fun day out in the park. The Casbah Coffee Club is a great attraction for Beatles fans, as well a regular farmers’ markets held within the village - a great place to pick up produce and unique items.
The schools on offer in West Derby are one of the main reasons why you’ll find people looking to move into the area. There are a wide variety of both primary and secondary schools on offer. Church schools include St. Mary’s Church of England located in West Derby Village, as well as St. Paul’s Catholic School. Other primary schools include Blackmoor Park and Sanfield Park. Runnymede St. Edward’s Catholic Primary School is a highly sought-after school in the area, as it closely connected to St. Edward’s college. This school is one of the highly respected secondary schools in the whole of Liverpool with excellent results yearly. Broughton Hall Catholic High School, Holly Lodge Girls College, West Derby School and Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School are further excellent options for secondary schools in the area too.
Independent stores in West Derby are plentiful with the cosy streets of the village intertwined with small boutiques and delicious eateries. Here you’ll Instyle Kitcehns perfect for when you’re ready to renovate your new home, The Leather Mill a sofa and furniture store that’s ideal for when you’re decorating your West Derby home. There’s also The Gas Station to help create a cosy atmosphere in your home with the installation of a fire and fire surround. Clothing stores are also on offer throughout West Derby with Xquiste Boutique offering women’s clothing and Elsie’s Closet and Le Bebe Boutique stocking stunning childrenswear.
The food and drink scene in West Derby is constantly evolving with new must-have places popping up regularly. West Derby Village makes for a great local night out with multiple options for eateries, as well as pubs and bars too. Stand-out restaurants include Macello Meathouse, Almond Restaurant and Bar, 51 Mill Lane and Churrasco Grill.
There are plenty of playing fields in the area of West Derby, however, the most notable area hidden behind the beautiful homes of the area is the 500-acre Croxteth Country Park. Nestled within the park is Grade II listed Croxteth Hall built in 1575. Once the Molyneux family, who occupied the estate from the 16th century, had died out, they gifted the grounds to the city. As well as offering plenty of greenery, woodland areas and streams and ponds, there’s a farm to visit, a Victorian Walled Garden and the horse riding centre all within a beautiful country park that is set away from the noise of everyday life.
Situated in the East of Liverpool, it takes just a twenty-minute drive to get into the city centre. It’s close to the M62 for easy access to local areas, with Manchester just an hour’s drive away. Broad Green is the nearest train station to West Derby, 1.7 miles away from the village, this station offers rides to Lime Street, Warrington and Manchester.
Whilst there isn’t huge amounts of entertainment on offer in the suburb of West Derby there are some areas of interest. West Derby Village was once the site of a Motte and Bailey castle. You’ll also find the Casbah Coffee Club, the original birthplace of The Beatles. You can take tours of the place and see memorabilia of the band, as well as original John Lennon carvings on the wall. A Residents, Tenants and Business Association is designated to look after the village. The association often organises farmers' markets as well as themed fairs in December.
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