Woolton is a stunning and affluent area in South Liverpool with plenty of reasons to draw people into living here. The area has a quaint village look, but it packs a punch when it comes to energetic living with plenty going on for all types of people to enjoy.
The modern homebuyer is greeted with dainty cottages that line cobblestoned streets, that centre around Woolton Village. There’s also an eclectic mix of shops, bars and restaurants that attracts people from all over Liverpool.
Woolton is one of the oldest areas of Liverpool too, and still today you can visit some of these monuments, allowing you to enjoy the history of the area.
The house prices in Woolton reflect the historical area, as well as the other parts of South Liverpool too. A lot of the properties here are Grade II listed buildings, so if modern homes are more your style it’s likely that you’ll have to look a little further out than central Woolton. The area is a beautiful fit for many types of home buyers, you’ll just have to be quick to snap up the property you want, as they don’t stay on the market for long.
Woolton is home to a host of attractions and activities within the suburb, the most distinguished being the picturesque Woolton Picture House. If you’re a fan of The Beatles you can also visit John Lennon’s childhood home, as well as take a tour of Strawberry Field. The site provided inspiration for the hit song, and it’s not a unique addition to The Beatles tourism sits within the city. There is an exhibition, gardens to enjoy, as well as a cafe and shop. All sales from Strawberry Field help to fun the Steps at Strawberry Field programmes, which are aimed at those who have learning difficulties and may face barriers into employment.
Woolton Village is home to multiple churches, with highly regarded schools linked to them, including Bishop Martin Church of England Primary School and Much Woolton Catholic Primary School. There’s also the St. James Pre-School to consider for your children too. There’s also an excellent choice of secondary schools in the area too. St. Julie’s Catholic High is a female-only school, and St. Francis Xavier’s College is an all-boys high school. Both schools are classed as academies with the male-only college having a special focus on both Mathematics and Computing. Within the area of Woolton, there are also a number of other schools for children who may need a little more care and attention. The Aboots Lea School is designed for children with autism and Woolton Secondary School is catered for children who have needs in social, mental health and emotional areas.
Small boutique shops make up this small village, allowing you to pick up pieces you can’t find anywhere else and fill your home with delicious food that is made locally. Bella Diosa is a children’s boutique where you can find one-off stunning pieces of clothing, shoes and accessories that ensure your child is a trendsetter from the get-go. The Liverpool Cheese Company, the Scotch Beef Shop and Terry Tang Designer Cakes are all food shops in the area not to miss. The first two offering fresh produce that’s delicious, you’ll be back time and time again. For those looking for cakes for special occasions, Terry Tang is a must-try in Woolton. The Kitchen Design Centre is a great local business to visit when you’re looking to renovate your kitchen in your new home. With specialised services to create a kitchen that is tailored to your every need. For those looking for something unique for their homes the Christmas Log Reindeer store is a must-visit. With distinctive handmade decorations you’ll keep for years. The rest of the year they are Bespoke Barrels and Bars, transforming old barrels into stools and bars for your home. These exceptional pieces will serve as a focal point for any home.
A huge draw to living in Woolton is the variety of high-quality eateries and drinking establishments all within walking distance. If Saturday strolls to your local are high on your agenda, then moving to Woolton should certainly be considered. There are a wide variety of popular places that people of Liverpool are happy to travel to, but you could have them just a stone’s throw from your home. The Elephant Pub & Bakehouse, owned by celebrity chef Simon Rimmer, is a firm favourite in the area. It’s a great place for outdoor drinks and dining when the sun is shining. Other must-visit establishments in the area include Crust, Liberty Tavern, Ying Wah Bar and Restaurant, The Pickled Olive, Holdi Restaurant and Lounge, The Loft Bar & Bistro and Caveau, an intimate French restaurant.
The Woolton in Bloom volunteers ensure that the village looks beautiful all year round. The group was established in 2000 as a way of bringing the community together, and not only has it flourished in that aspect but its popularity has soared amongst local residents and businesses. They created award-winning floral displays, as well as providing decorations for local events. Not only does Woolton have plenty to offer in terms of beauty, but as it is closely located to Allerton, it’s easy to enjoy the stunning green areas of both Reynolds Park and Allerton Towers, all within walking distance.
Another beneficial aspect of the area is the fact that you get to enjoy the picturesque village and all that comes with it, all the while just being a short distance from the city centre. The nearest train station to the area is Hunts Cross Station and it takes just 17 minutes to get you into the centre. There are multiple buses to get you into the centre too, which will take around 35 minutes to get you there.
For those looking for a place to live that has an interesting buzz but a relaxed atmosphere, then Woolton should sit firmly at the top of your list to live. There is a huge amount of character in the area with quaint shops and plenty of historic attractions dotted around too. Most notable is the Woolton Picture House which was built in 1926. This traditional cinema has a beautiful old-world feel to this day. What’s more, back during the Second World War it was used to provide people in the local community with information from the front line. Another popular location in the area is the Woolton Golf Club, there’s an 18-hole golf course, as well as a delicious restaurant to enjoy once you’ve completed the green.
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