Living in The Wirral
In this guide, we’ll go over everything you’ll ever need to know about living in Wirral; from discussing the best neighbourhoods, best schools and the best places to go shopping, this blog holds all the answers to your questions and more!
Wirral, mostly referred to as ‘The Wirral’ is a peninsula in the North West of England. The Wirral is about 15 miles long and 7 miles wide. It is connected to Wales by the river Dee. It used to be completely in Cheshire, however since 1972 only the southern third is considered to be in Cheshire, with the rest being located in the county of Merseyside.
What is the Population of The Wirral?
The current population of Wirral is 322,796. The population of Wirral is projected to increase by 1.6% overall by 2039 according to the Office for National Statistics, from 323,200 to 328,500.
In The Wirral you would expect to pay, on average, £246,318 for a property, which is a drop of 3.12% in the three months since December 2020. Flats in the Wirral cost £141,110 on average and terraced houses are around £248,288. A Detached house will cost you £316,248 on average and a semi-detached sell for £292,199.
The Wirral has the lowest crime rate overall in Merseyside. However, reported crimes have been increasing slightly over the last few years, with 25 crimes being reported per 1000 people in 2018, which in an increase of 9 from 16 crimes reported per 1000 people in 2015. They score below average for some types of crime, including; vehicle crime and anti-social behaviour, but are higher than average in violence and sexual offences as well as criminal damage.
68% of the population of the Wirral are employed, with 50% of the population being in fulltime employment. The average weekly wage is £485.60, which is on the higher end for the North East. You can find all different types of housing in The Wirral, from dockside apartments, large family homes and low-cost starter houses. With The Wirral say between the River Dee and the River Mersey there are some beautiful walks and stunning views of the Welsh Hills. You can also enjoy the various seaside towns and wonderful sandy beaches. You will also find a host of great restaurants in The Wirral, many of which have been awarded Michelin Stars and enough variety that there will be a restaurant to suit everyone’s taste.
Landmarks in The Wirral
The Lady Lever Art Gallery
The gallery was founded by William Hesketh Lever and is dedicated to the memory of his late wife. In his life Lever collected over 20,000 works of art and was keen to share it with the world. The Lady Lever Art Gallery features the best collection of Wedgewood jasperware in the world as well as one of the best collections of 18th century furniture in the country. You can also enjoy the world-famous Pre-Raphaelite paintings.
Great for those who love to walk or enjoy spotting rare wildlife. You might even spot a seal during the summer months; they like to come ashore when the tide comes in. The island is cut off from the mainland for 4 hours, every twelve, so you will need to plan your visit to finish at least three hours before high water.
You can get to The Wirral via the M53 motorway, there are also 2 toll tunnels connecting the Wirral to Liverpool. There are also frequent trains leaving from Chester, Liverpool, London and Leads that take you into the Wirral.
Once you are in The Wirral, you can use the Merseyrail to get around, with trains running every 15 minutes until midnight. You can also catch buses provided by Merseytravel that operate across The Wirral.
Hillbark Hotel & Spa
This grade 2 listed hotel is set in 250 acres of beautiful parkland and is perfect for those who like to stay in a bit of luxury. They have a host of sophisticated suits and offer fine dining in their Riviera Restaurant. You can enjoy the menu that is simple and delicious French Mediterranean, Ligurian and Niçoise cuisine. You can even arrange a vintage car to collect you and drop you at this lovely hotel.
The Old Mill Barn
You will find yourself with a private pool when you stay at the old mill barn, as well as a patio and garden. This is a great place to stay if you are looking for something different from a standard hotel. The holiday home has 2 bedrooms, a flat screen TV, dishwasher and washing machine. You can even chill out in the sauna and hot tub!
The Croft Retail and leisure park has a wide verity of shops and eatery’s for you to enjoy, including; Argos, Boots, Card Factory, H&M, Dunelm, Harvester and Costa, as well as an Odeon cinema and a Puregym.
It’s also a short journey to Liverpool city centre and Liverpool one for a wider selection of shops and restaurants.
Noya offers a casual Mediterranean menu in a stylish setting, specialising in a selection of charcoal kebab dishes and seafood platters. This is a family friendly place with lots of cosy places to sit, with menu options for everyone.
Poseidon is a family run, traditional Greek restaurant, offering an authentic Greek experience. There is also live entertainment while you eat! They pride themselves on providing a great Greek ‘kefi’ which means atmosphere.
The Tapas Kitchen
This vibrant and exciting restaurant and bar offers a great range of Spanish inspired tapas and large drinks collection. There is definitely something for everyone here.
- Lady Lever Art Gallery
- Hilbre Island
- Wirral Transport Museum & Heritage Tramway
- Birkenhead Park
- Vale Park
- West Kirby Marine Lake
- Bidston Hill
- Wallasey Beach
- Wirral Country Park
- The Black Pearl
Need a Locksmith in The Wirral?
When moving into a new home changing the locks is vital as you never know how many keys are out there and risk the keys falling into the wrong hands. Arrange for a Wirral Locksmith to come and fit a new lock the day you get your keys to provide you with peace of mind. We at Keytek® Locksmiths Wirral provide a professional local mobile Locksmith service complying with British Standard and Home Insurance policies to ensure your home is as secure as can be! What’s more is all our customers benefit from a FREE home security check on site to ensure your home is as secure as can be!
There are many other things you need to consider when moving home so check out our Moving Home Checklist to help you along the way! Once your in consider improving the security of your home further still by checking out our Ultimate Guide to Home Security here!
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