It may not be perceived to be one of Liverpool's most charismatic postcodes, however, with an exciting regeneration project led by a collaboration between Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Football Club, Your Housing Group and Keepmoat, it is definitely about to become one of the most sought-after postcodes in the city.
With Liverpool FC’s stadium in its vicinity, the eyes of the world are often on Anfield, from the thousands of tourists who visit to see a game to the reporters who line up outside the famous gates to report on the club’s successes.
It is with this world attention that has led to the regeneration of the whole neighbourhood that surrounds the ground. This involves adding new retail units and space for bars, restaurants and street food vendors to open up, creating a whole new dimension to the area that has not been seen before.
1The scheme to regenerate Anfield is set to cost an estimated £260 million, pumping millions of pounds into the local area.2With just a 10-minute drive to the city centre and lower house prices in comparison to other areas of the city, it is the perfect location for first-time buyers and young professionals, as well as property investors. 3The new high street, which has plans for commercial and retail units, is the perfect place for budding entrepreneurs to set up businesses alongside big-brand names, set to be attracted to the area by Liverpool Football Club building a new retail store. 4The plans to regenerate the area include to build new homes and to refurbish the traditional terraces which have stood for over one-hundred years, creating affordable homes fit for 21st century inhabitants. 5Wider pavements and plans to introduce new green spaces to the area makes Anfield a very attractive place for those looking to start a family or move to a more family-friendly area.
Your local train station is Sandhills, around a 30-minute walk from Anfield.
Sandhills Railway Station to Liverpool Central - journey time around 8 Minutes
Sandhills Railway Station to Moorfields - journey time around 8 Minutes
Sandhills Railway Station to Southport - journey time around 45 Minutes
The two main buses that pass through the area are number 27 and number 26
Anfield to Liverpool City Centre - journey time around 20 Minutes
As a predominantly family-orientated area, there are many options available for education.
Anfield Road Primary School has been educating children for over 125 years, meaning that many generations of the same family have been educated there. It is with this familiarity that makes the school a popular choice for families. Despite its recent Ofsted report noting that it ‘requires improvement’, it achieved a ‘good’ rating for Effectiveness of Leadership and Management as well as Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare.
For parents who wish to send their children to a church school, there are some great options in the local area including the All Saints Catholic Primary School. In its most recent Ofsted report, the school achieved an overall grade of ‘outstanding’. This grade makes the school a highly lucrative place for education and it is one of the most popular schools in the area.
St. Margaret’s Anfield Church of England Primary School provides education from nursery right up until Year 6. In its latest Ofsted report, it was given the overall grade of ‘good’ and provides a varied curriculum in which the church’s teaching is at the heart of.