West Derby was home to the Earls of Sefton whose house Croxteth Hall and the surrounding estate which now forms Croxteth Park. Alder Hey Childrens Hospital is located on the south side of West Derby and Liverpool Football Club has their training ground here at Melwood.
Liverpool was named as one of the UK’s Top 10 Buy-to-Let Hotspots by the Telegraph in recent years. Popular areas for investors include Anfield, Walton (L4), Tuebrook (L13) and Kensington (L7) where demand for affordable property to buy or rent is high and where the regeneration process makes for a good long term prospect.
First time buyers also look to these areas for an affordable first step on the property ladder, as well as Old Swan (L13), which retains a solid community feel and a good high street.
The schools in West Derby are a massive attraction and popular with families – within walking distance of the village are St Pauls RC Primary, Blackmoor Park CP school and St Marys primary as well as a number of senior schools.
Bill Shankly, iconic LFC Manager, Carla Lane scriptwriter of Bread, Brookside the iconic soap was filmed here and Liverpool training ground at Melwood. Pete Best, the original Beatles drummer and David Price the heavyweight boxing champion.
The Mortgage Advisor of Reeds Rains West Derby Office, Rebecca Ferguson, says: “West Derby is a great place to live, everything is close by, the schooling is excellent and it is a close knit community with local businesses very much supported. Transport links into the city centre are excellent as is access to local motorways."
A popular residential area with a range of properties from older style period buildings to modern new build. The area caters for those wanting flats through to large detached houses. The newest estates in the area are those built on the former Deysbrook barracks site and the former EFC training ground at Bellefield.
West Derby benefits from a selection of large supermarkets like Tesco and Aldi, to smaller local business. The village and surrounding area are well serviced with butchers, florists, solicitors and beauticians. There are a number of delicious restaurants such as Almond, Phi Thai restaurant and the Orchid Garden Chinese restaurant to name but a few.
Croxteth Country Park is popular with everyone from runners and cyclists to families with small children. Farmers market takes place in the heart of the Village on the first Saturday of every month. Bill Shankly playing fields used by Saturday and Sunday league football teams.
The office is easy to get to by local buses which include: 12, 13, 15 and 61.