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Crosby Area Guide

Local Area Guide from Reeds Rains Crosby, MerseysideLocal Area Guide from Reeds Rains Crosby, Merseyside

Crosby was known as Krossaby in Old Norse, meaning 'village with the cross'. The settlement was recorded in Doomsday Book of 1086 as Crosebi, and by the year 1212 had become Crosseby. Crosby as an area was composed of a string of settlements along the Irish sea coast. These areas are: Great Crosby - The main area which gave the town the name it has today.  Little Crosby - A small village considered to be the oldest existent Roman Catholic village in England. Blundellsands - An affluent area to the north west of Great Crosby.  Waterloo- An area situated southwest of Great Crosby, originally known as Crosby Seabank.  Brighton-Le-Sands - An area situated between Blundellsands to the north, Waterloo to the south and Great Crosby to the east.  Thornton- A village situated to the northeast of Great Crosby. Crosby Beach is home to Anthony Gormley's Iron Men. Crosby's environs include several miles of beach, a marina, a number of parks and a large area of woodland known as Ince Woods. Distinctive buildings in Crosby Village include the art-neveau inspired Crown Buildings and three pubs, The Crow's Nest, the George, and The Village. The area is also supported by thriving docklands and cargo port industry.

This residential area of Crosby has a good selection of property types, and Reeds Rains offers a range of houses for sale in Crosby and the surrounding areas. House hunters will find apartments, terraced properties, bungalows, semi-detached houses and detached family homes for sale in Crosby. The housing prices vary depending on location, ranging from £30,000 to multi-million pound property close to the sea.

Education in the area is a major attraction with independent schools including Merchant Taylor's boy's and girl's schools, St.Mary's College and Streatham Arts School. There are also several well regarded comprehensive schools and for this reason families choose to buy in the area. First time buyers are not left out, with a range of more affordable property in the outer areas including: Thornton, Bootle, Seaforth and Litherland. Many business owners, professional workers and famous people find their homes in beautiful Blundellsands, within easy access of the beach.

Crosby beach is now the permanent home to ‘Another Place’, the sculpture by internationally acclaimed artist, Antony Gormley. With the docklands being a main source of industry for many years, many seafarers from all over the world have called Crosby their home.

Hayley Mitchley, sales negotiator at the Crosby office says: “Crosby is such a large, vibrant area but still friendly and personal. With the village shopping area, a wealth of restaurants and bars or alternatively, you can walk along the coastal path and take in views of the sea, the Wirral, North Wales and enjoy a bite to eat and a glass of wine at the Marina.”

As a popular residential area there is a range of property types in Crosby. With a wealth of complete period buildings and Victorian homes, with some of the most popular are overlooking the sea. In contrast to the many attractive period buildings, there are an increasing number of contemporary developments and regeneration in the area.

As one of Crosby's most popular estate agents, Reeds Rains has a good selection of flats and houses for sale throughout the area. 

The most popular apartments are Victorian conversions, and the most sought after location is around Blundellsands. On Blundellsands Road East for example, two-bedroom conversion flats sell for between £180,000 and £300,000, popular because of its proximity to the coast and Blundellsands/Crosby train station giving access to Liverpool City Centre and Southport.

The price of a three-bedroom 1930's semi-detached house in Crosby is approximately £200,000 to £320,000.  Popular as family homes and catchment areas for local schools.

The most sort after location is Blundellsands with an array of mansions and converted period property.

All property styles can be found available to rent in the Crosby areas, with rental prices to match. Starting with apartments and terraced houses in the Bootle area at £350.00 upwards, to detached residences at £2000.00 plus in Blundellsands and Crosby Village.

You will not go hungry in Crosby with many good restaurants and eateries. South Road, Waterloo, is renowned for an array of different places to eat to match most palates. With quaint local gift shops and traders to large supermarkets and retailers, you will find most things available in the immediate area.

Anthony Gormley's Another Place is a major attraction for visitors in the area, with thousands of people, flocking to see the Iron Men of Crosby Beach each year. The marina provides water sports and leisure facilities and the area is popular with fitness devotees. The culture capital of Liverpool is also easily accessible from Crosby.

Crosby has many open spaces and local parks for residents to enjoy.  It is easy to get there too, with multiple train stations and bus routes providing constant access, to whichever part you wish to visit.