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Chester is nice but can be rather expensive (it would be the same as Formby). Plus you leave yourself open to the mercy of the train for commuting. If anything goes wrong I wouldn't like to make the journey on the bus. At least being further up The Wirral you've got the option of both tunnels, two train lines and the ferry (which is a great eyeopener on a stormy cold winter's morning!)

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I'm from Liverpool but now I live off Eccy Road in Sheffield.

 

If I were to move back to Liverpool I would be looking to live in a similarish area in Liverpool . I would probably look at Aigburth, fairly close to Lark Lane. If my budget was the same as yours, I would be looking to house share.

 

Aigburth is generally a nice area although some bits can be a bit rough. There is a website called up-my-street which might help you get a rough idea of what different parts of Liverpool are like, put in the full post-code of the streets you're interested in, you often get different results that way than you do by just putting in say L17.

 

I hope that you enjoy your time in Liverpool x

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Thanks again! I am getting a feel for the areas now from the replies here. Aigburth and Calderstone Park sound promising.

 

A friend lived in Chester, it seemed nice but I would rather avoid cars or trains. Ideally I will cycle if I can find a ground floor flat. Sharing is out, a few too many bad (and expensive) experiences there!

 

I`ve found bargains before on Gumtree, but I could pay more if necessary. I am showing my Yorkshire breeding with that budget. Generally rents seem cheaper than Manchester though so I am hopeful. It looks like I`ll have less than a week from re-entering the country to needing a place so my fingers are crossed for something to be available!

 

I also quite like the idea of buying... no deposit though :)

 

I will be working at Liverpool Royal University Hospital in Kensington by the way, not the University area per se. I have been once, the area seemed a bit grim but the lab is good.

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Good advice from Maverick.

Aigburth is good, I was brought up there so am fairly biased. The area between Aigburth Vale and Riversdale Road is nice and pretty quiet, and the Lark Lane area/Sefton Park is good too, with plenty of bars, restaurants etc nearby. My daughter was at Liverpool Uni and shared a terraced house in Mossley Hill. It's a good area, mainly families, ideal route for the RLH. The Smithdown Road area is that bit nearer, but has a lot of students and can be 'lively'.

There are plenty of good areas - I'm sure you'll enjoy Liverpool. It's not really any worse(or better) than any other big city. In the 50 years we had a house in Aigburth, the only damage we had to our property was at the hands of the police! They went to the wrong address and broke the leaded glass in the front door!

Good luck!

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New Brighton has a direct rail link into the city centre, is up and coming, has plenty of flats coming onto the market, and if you get a flat as nice as Mr Strix's sis has just moved into, a sea view to boot!!

 

She has a 2 double bed newly refurbished flat for £550!

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Hi,

I am relatively new to the forum as I would also be new to live in Liverpool. I want to know what are the safe areas to live near Liverpool lime street station or Royal liverpool university hospital. I have budget of max 500 pcm and I need a single room apartment.

Regards.

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Hi,

I am relatively new to the forum as I would also be new to live in Liverpool. I want to know what are the safe areas to live near Liverpool lime street station or Royal liverpool university hospital. I have budget of max 500 pcm and I need a single room apartment.

Regards.

 

Anywhere within a half mile of Lime Street is safe, preference for south and west of there. From the Royal, anywhere towards the city centre is fine, going too far into Kensington isn't great.

 

You might be able to find a city centre one bed apartment for less than 500 pcm, although if you're including bills and council tax in that budget, then maybe not.

 

I was lucky to find a good private 1-bed rental bang in the centre on Gumtree, but with council tax and bills it still tops 500 pcm, and most people I know pay more than I do for rent in the city centre.

 

Might be worth considering student areas such as Smithdown Rd., Lark Lane, and possibly Aigburth although that's a bit far from the Royal. If you can handle a short local train commute, most of the suburbs to the North that are accessible by the Merseyrail metro aren't too bad (e.g. Bootle, Crosby).

 

I'd advise staying away from Princes Park, Toxteth, Croxteth, Anfields, and all but the nearest parts of Kensington to the Royal.

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Anywhere within a half mile of Lime Street is safe, preference for south and west of there. From the Royal, anywhere towards the city centre is fine, going too far into Kensington isn't great.

 

You might be able to find a city centre one bed apartment for less than 500 pcm, although if you're including bills and council tax in that budget, then maybe not.

 

I was lucky to find a good private 1-bed rental bang in the centre on Gumtree, but with council tax and bills it still tops 500 pcm, and most people I know pay more than I do for rent in the city centre.

 

Might be worth considering student areas such as Smithdown Rd., Lark Lane, and possibly Aigburth although that's a bit far from the Royal. If you can handle a short local train commute, most of the suburbs to the North that are accessible by the Merseyrail metro aren't too bad (e.g. Bootle, Crosby).

 

I'd advise staying away from Princes Park, Toxteth, Croxteth, Anfields, and all but the nearest parts of Kensington to the Royal.

 

Thanks Crayfish for your kind reply. I have few questions. I hope you dont mind to reply them.

1st what about areas like Edge Hill, Wavetree and areas around Women hospital?

Can u brief me about Council Tax? I mean what kind of tax is it?

Lastly, what would be pcm expenditures including utility bills like electricity etc of 2 room apartment in those areas which u have mentioned?

Thanking again for your kind help.

Regards.

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