Merseyside is a great place to live. It offers plenty of employment opportunities, buzzing nightlife and stunning countryside just on the doorstep. If you’re looking for new homes in Merseyside, you’ll want to know about the best developments. So, check out those rated as the best by the people who actually live in them. Let’s take a look.
Merseyside property pricesThe cost of living in Liverpool is lower than in many other major UK cities. This makes it an attractive option for those looking for affordability. House prices in Merseyside continue to follow this trend. Flats in particular offer good value options for buyers looking to get on the ladder. However, new homes in Merseyside can be found in all shapes, sizes and budgets.
According to Zoopla, the average property price in Merseyside is currently just over £199,000 (January 2023). The area currently offers an average price of around £136,500 for flats and £373,000 for detached houses.
New build homes in Merseyside: Top 10 developmentsIf the idea of living in Merseyside appeals to you, then you’ll be pleased to know that there are plenty of excellent new build developments for you to choose from.
Our ranking system is based on five distinct categories – facilities, design, location, value and management. These are all rated by verified residents on HomeViews. Narrow down your choices by browsing these highest-rated properties.
*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how many reviews a scheme has and how recently those reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. Buildings with a larger number of more recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.
Beating the very best of Merseyside to the top spot, The James Liverpool is a vibrant community located in the heart of the city on James Street. The new development serves as a place for big thinkers and game changers to live, work, and socialise, while they pursue their big and bold goals. The James offers everything necessary for modern living under one roof, including spaces for focus, a quiet five minutes, or conversation with others.
All of the fully furnished studios are private and have access to shared communal spaces situated on the first floor, and all on-site amenities. Residents also benefit from a gym, laundry facilities, high speed Internet, an outdoor terrace, and an active social calendar.
Read reviews and details of The James Liverpool, L2
Next up, The Keel in Queen’s Dock takes the second slot. A build-to-rent development managed by Allsop, it contains 240 apartments overlooking the River Mersey. Residents benefit from an on-site concierge service and a private residents’ gym. The development is also pet friendly and has access to a wide variety of transport links.
Read reviews and details of The Keel, L3
The third highest-rated new build homes in Merseyside are at Baltic Yard – a rental development in the heart of the city, offering one, two and three bedroom apartments. Residents also enjoy a resident’s gym, lounge and landscaped garden terraces.
Read reviews and details of Baltic Yard, L1
In fourth place, The Lexington by Moda sits on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront at Princes Dock. It features a total of 325 stylish apartments to rent, with a mixture of sizes, ranging from studios, three beds and luxury penthouses. These apartments incorporate an art deco interior design. In addition, they offer zero deposit options and pet friendly homes. Residents also benefit from 250MBPS WiFi and a Samsung 50″ inch smart TV included in their rent.
Read reviews and details of The Lexington, L3
The pet-friendly Cargo Building takes fifth place on our list. Managed by Savills on behalf of Hermes, it features 324 one, two and three-bedroom rental apartments. Located in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle, facing the Albert Dock, its residents have access to free broadband, a residents’ lounge, a private gym, on-site management, underground parking, and 24-hour security.
Read reviews and details of The Cargo Building, L1
In sixth, Highfield Green is a real crowd pleaser where residents say the homes come with great sized bedrooms, lovely kitchen and bathrooms, as well as a pleasant community atmosphere. Properties at Highfield Green come with lots of customisation options courtesy of developer Live DifRent, along with various eco-friendly features in both the homes and across the development itself.
Read reviews and details of Highfield Green, L33
In 7th, Apo Liverpool, formerly known as The Copper House and previously managed by Greystar until December 31st 2022, is now managed by Apo Group Ltd and sits on Liverpool’s dockside. This build to rent development is a landmark collection of 382 premium rental apartments. Residents here can enjoy all the shared spaces on offer, from the entrance courtyard, lounge and fully equipped gym, to the 16th floor garden offering far-reaching views across the Liverpool skyline.
Read reviews and details of Apo Liverpool, L1
8th place goes to Waterside Village, a charming collection of 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes, located just 10 minutes from St Helen’s town centre. Along with a very convenient location, the on-site staff are consistently described as being extremely friendly and helpful by resident reviewers.
Read reviews and details of Waterside Village, WA9
In 9th, Stanley Gardens is located between Liverpool and the border of Wales in the Wirral Peninsula. The development offers 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom homes. Each home is designed to the highest specification, at the centre of Stanley Gardens is a large open green space for all to enjoy.
Read reviews and details of Stanley Gardens, CH62
And finally, St. Elizabeth’s Place, developed by Bellway offers a mix of 2, 3 and 4-bedroom homes. Located in Bootle, residents benefit from a desirable location just 4.5 miles from Liverpool city centre. As well as close proximity to Liverpool there are good transport connections. In addition, the surrounding area has good local shopping facilities and family attractions.
Read reviews and details of St Elizabeth’s Place, L20
Where is Merseyside?
Merseyside is located in the North West of England. The county has a population of just over 1.5 million people and is made up of five metropolitan boroughs: Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens, and Wirral.
Liverpool is the largest city in Merseyside and is home to the world-famous Liverpool Football Club. Anfield, the club’s stadium, is located in the north of the city.
The Port of Liverpool is one of the busiest seaports in Europe and is a major hub for trade and transportation. The port has played a key role in the region’s economy for centuries.
Why live in Merseyside
There are plenty of reasons why people might want to live in Merseyside. Firstly, the region has a lot to offer in terms of natural beauty. There are stunning beaches and coastal areas, as well as rolling hills and countryside. This makes it a great place to live if you enjoy spending time outdoors.
Merseyside is also a great place to live if you want to be close to the city. Liverpool is a vibrant and exciting city with plenty of things to do, and it’s only a short journey away from Merseyside. There are also plenty of other smaller towns and cities in the region, so you’ll never be bored.
The region is home to a number of famous landmarks including Liverpool’s waterfront and cathedrals, as well as Royal Birkdale Golf Club which hosts The Open Championship.
Merseyside is also a major centre for business, culture, and education, with Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Liverpool both located in the region. There are also a number of major employers based in Merseyside including BT, Jaguar Land Rover, and Royal Mail.
The Merseyside economy is worth over £27 billion, with a GVA of £16.5 billion. Major sectors include advanced manufacturing, life sciences, and digital technology. The region also has a strong maritime tradition, with Liverpool’s port playing a key role in the country’s trade and economy.
Merseyside is home to a number of tourist attractions, including the Beatles Story museum, Liverpool Cathedral, and the Royal Albert Dock. The region also boasts a number of world-class sporting venues, including Anfield Stadium, Goodison Park, and Aintree Racecourse, so there’s plenty to keep new arrivals busy.
Is Merseyside the right place for you to rent or buy? Check out our full area guide below to see what else this coastal county has to offer.
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