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With a name that originates from the Anglo-Saxon word “Bold” meaning “Dwelling”, Bootle’s history was written out long before it became the town that it is today.

Located north of the city, the area’s rich history in trade has carved out a landscape that is distinctly different from the rest of Liverpool’s residential dwellings. It is where cosmopolitan commerce meets traditional trade, housed in an array of buildings from old warehouses to high rise offices. This diverse scene is reflected in the properties and prospective residents can choose from traditional Victorian villas to new builds, flats and terrace houses. 

The ghostly waves of the city’s maritime success have gently flowed up the iconic River Mersey and into the docks of Bootle. For residents of the town, passing the gigantic cargo ships has become so habitual that it is easy to forget that it continues to be a global port. Bootle itself is part of the Atlantic Gateway, a North West development to attract investment and growth in freight and logistics. So important is the area in developing maritime trade, that it is helping to rebalance the British economy.  

With such prosperity predicted within the next few years, fuelled by the commercial ventures on the docks and development plans from the local council, Bootle has become a popular area for property investment. Attracted by the lower house prices and exciting projects planned, many purchase the homes with the intention of letting them out to tenants who want to take advantage of the fantastic transport links into the city centre. 

Five Reasons to Invest in Bootle

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During September 2017 to September 2018, Bootle was shown to have an 4% increase in asking prices according to a report from www.home.co.uk
2 Out of all the regions that are part of the Atlantic Gateway, Liverpool leads on freight and logistics growth, attracting new companies and new jobs to the area.  3 The average property price in the United Kingdom is currently £243,639. In Bootle, however, it is around £85,000, making it affordable for both investors and buyers.  4
Bootle offers great transport links to the city centre. By both train and car, it takes just ten minutes along Regent Road to get into the centre of Liverpool.
5 The local council are invested in the area's success. So far, InvestSefton has created over 2,500 jobs are have attracted more than £17 million of private sector investment. 

Lifestyle & Activities

Bootle is alive with a passionate community that is rich in a variety of activities for residents, so much so that there would be very little need to actually leave the town as there are so many amenities located close by.

One of the most popular places in the town is the Strand Shopping Centre, which has been a core part of the community for over fifty years. Generation after generation has visited the centre for all their shopping needs, from food and clothing to hairdressers and barbershops. It is home to some of the country’s most well-known stores including Holland & Barrett, The Fragrance Shop and New Look. It is filled with a bustling atmosphere and there if often events on throughout the centre in the lead up to special holidays.

For those who enjoy an active lifestyle, there are various recreation grounds throughout the town including Bootle South Recreation Ground and North Park, which is home to Bootle Leisure Centre. At the centre, guests can enjoy a 25m swimming pool, sauna and a new fitness suite which is home to over 80 stations.

Education

For the younger residents of Bootle, they can access some great options for higher education. The town is home to the Hugh Baird College, which offers over three-hundred courses including Entry Level, A-Levels and Degrees. There is an array of subjects to study from Accounting and Business to Dental, Floral Design and Health and Social Care.

Students at the college have access to learn not only in the classroom but to develop skills outside the classroom in a real working environment.

For hospitality students, the college opened the L20 Hotel School, in which students are able to practise their skills in a real kitchen, which serves food in the L20 Restaurant. The team includes a Head Chef, Sous Chef, Restaurant Manager and a team of the college’s apprentices. Hairdressing students work at The L20 Salon, which is open to members of the public who can book in for a range of treatments including colour, extensions and cutting and styling.

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