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The Top 6 Postcodes for Property Investment in Liverpool

Again Liverpool has recently topped the charts in TotallyMoney.com’s list of property investment hotspots, boasting a total of six postcodes featuring in the Top 25 of best areas to invest in Liverpool property. If this fact alone isn’t enough to show Liverpool as a great property investment opportunity, check out this article to see 9 more reasons to invest in Liverpool.

Liverpool’s L1 city centre postcode took the top spot with 10%.  According to their research, the best Liverpool postcodes in the city currently are:

  • L1 -Liverpool, l1, United Kingdom
  • L2- Liverpool, l2, United Kingdom
  • L3- Liverpool, l3, United Kingdom
  • L6, Liverpool
  • L7, Liverpool
  • L15, Liverpool

But how much do you know about each of these Liverpool Postcodes? 

Here we explore each postcode to bring you the highlights and things to know.

Invest in Liverpool Property – The Top 6 Postcodes

 

Invest in Liverpool Property - Liverpool L1 (City Centre)

L1 – Liverpool City Centre

It’s quite understandable why L1 would be the top Liverpool postcode, not just in the City, but in the whole of the UK. Encompassing the vibrant city centre, L1 is home to a wide range of bars, shops, restaurants and attractions, most notably the iconic Liverpool ONE shopping and leisure complex. 

As you’d expect, there are also excellent transport links, including the city’s main train station Liverpool Lime Street. Two particularly prominent areas within this postcode are the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool’s buzzing tech hub, and the historic Ropewalks district, where fantastic new residential developments such as Vincent House and BeBold can be found.

Areas with a waterfront view, the aforementioned Baltic Triangle, Ropewalks and the Georgian Quarter are very popular buy-to-let locations and are highly sought after by many a renter.

  • Current Average Property Prices: £195,237
  • Semi-detached: £329,950
  • Terraced: £458,333
  • Flats: £150,151

 

 Invest in Liverpool Property - L2

L2 – North Liverpool City Centre

This small postcode covers key areas of the north of Liverpool city centre and includes famous landmarks like the Cavern Club.  The area is home to Moorfields Station and numerous hotels, bars and restaurants. The postcode borders The Business District.

Many new refurbishments of listed buildings have sold out in the L2 postcode and it is certainly an area in high demand for those wanting easy access to all that the city centre has to offer.

With an average rental yield of 6.8%, the L2 postcode area made it into the top 25 buy-to-let hotspots.

  • Current Average Property Prices: £126,874
  • For Flats: £126,874
  • Terraced: £54,997

 

Port of Liverpool, in Liverpool L3

L3 – Vauxhall, Everton, City Centre and the Docklands

This sprawling postcode covers a vast stretch of Liverpool’s docklands area, as well as parts of Everton and the up-and-coming Vauxhall district. L3 curves around to the top part of the city centre, making it home to the University of Liverpool and much of Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter.

Much of this postcode has seen massive regeneration over the last decade or so, and continues to do so. The multi-billion pound Liverpool Waters project is set to breathe new life into Liverpool’s docklands, transforming the area into 21million sq.ft of new commercial and residential space, including an array of shops, restaurants and bars alongside four hotels, 23,000 apartments and the future stadium for Premiership team Everton FC. Exciting new developments include Alexander Tower.

The L3 Liverpool boasts an average rental yield of 6.4% and with regeneration projects & affordable prices, property investors should definitely pay attention to this Liverpool postcode.

  • Current Average Property Prices: £170,599
  • Detached: £107,245
  • Semi-detached: £164,107
  • Terraced: £204,625
  • Flats: £173,116

 

The Knowledge Quarter in Liverpool, L6

L6 – Anfield, City Centre, Everton, Fairfield, Kensington, Tuebrook

This one postcode encompasses parts of a large number of suburbs, as well as the edge of the city centre. Kensington, which is shared with neighbouring postcode L7, features a collection of streets named in honour of Liverpool’s most famous export, The Beatles, including roads such as John Lennon Drive, Paul McCartney Way, Apple Court and Cavern Court. 

L6 is also home to the leafy Newsham Park, a 121-acre Victorian park that features Grade II listed buildings, a fishing lake and a children’s play area.

The park is a key attraction for local families. Due to its close proximity to the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University and the Knowledge Quarter, this area has also become a popular student quarter. This, in turn, may have caught the eye of those looking to invest in HMO-style student housing.

If you’re on the lookout for good value buy-to-lets in a low-mid priced residential area, the L6, Liverpool might just be for you.

  • Current Average Property Prices: £105,710
  • Detached: £191,500
  • Semi-detached: £162,512
  • Terraced: £92,392
  • Flats: £91,279

 

Edge Hill University Liverpool in L7

L7 – City Centre, Edge Hill, Fairfield, Kensington

Sitting alongside the L1 and L6 areas, this postcode skirts the edge of the city centre and is home to the Edge Hill district, but also features parts of Kensington and Fairfield. 

 

In 1979, Edge Hill was designated as a Conservation Area, thanks to the array of Georgian houses there. In particular, many of the Georgian properties surrounding the historic St. Mary’s church have been English Heritage listed. The world’s oldest working passenger railway station can also be found in Edge Hill, having opened in 1830. Following a revamp in 2009, some of the historic station buildings were transformed into the Metal Arts Centre which hosts a wide range of artistic events and exhibitions.

Whilst the famous teaching institution that bares the suburb’s name, Edge Hill University, was founded in the area, it moved to a new site in Ormskirk in the 1930s. However, L7 is close to two of Liverpool’s other universities, making it another popular choice for students.

In addition, the L7 Liverpool postcode delivers an average rental yield of 9.79% and is considered to be an up-and-coming area by property investors!

  • Current Average Property Prices: £137,978
  • Detached: £181,875
  • Semi-detached: £169,538
  • Terraced: £140,153
  • Flats: £109,410

 

Liverpool Wavertree in L15

L15 – Wavertree

This outer suburb of Liverpool makes up the whole of the L15 postcode. Wavertree is another area that is densely populated with students – particularly the Smithdown Road area – again thanks to three of the city’s universities being nearby.

There are also several good schools in the district, including the distinguished Liverpool Blue Coat School. The Wavertree Playground, known locally as ‘The Mystery’ due to its anonymous benefactor, was one of the first purpose-built public playgrounds in the UK. It is now also home to the Wavertree Athletics Centre, whose sports facilities include tennis courts, an all-weather pitch, an athletic track with a grandstand, and Liverpool Aquatics Centre. 

This combination of factors means the area is also popular with families. Historic buildings found in Wavertree include the Roundhouse (built in 1796) and the Wavertree Town Hall (built in 1872).

Standing at 996 transactions in the past 12 months, which is 1.1times more than the national average, the L15 Liverpool postcode is a relatively inexpensive area that many investors see lots of potential in.

  • Current Average Property Prices: £183,179
  • Detached: £370,772
  • Semi-detached: £244,588
  • Terraced: £161,430
  • Flats: £83,468

 

If you would like to learn more about why Liverpool is such a great city to invest in, read Why Invest in Liverpool and Liverpool Dominates the UK’s Property Hotspots.

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