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Abode Area Guide – L12, West Derby, Croxteth Park

March 04th 2016

This March, we’re heading north to the L12 postcode to take you around the areas of West Derby and Croxteth Park. The areas are famous for their rich cultural heritage and there are lots of other reasons that make it the ideal area to move to in Liverpool.


West Derby has a substantial history, which was even mentioned in the Doomsday Book! It achieved significance as an area, even before the city of Liverpool did and it retains many historical features to this day.

West Derby village certainly has a unique appearance and its own character. It is a popular area, full of lots of families and young professionals, as well as older residents. It has many renowned local schools and boasts a whole host of celebrities who have lived or attended schools in the area including Steven Gerrard, Jennifer Ellison, Craig Charles and Natasha Hamilton.


The major children’s hospital, Alder Hey is located here, along with lots of local amenities and churches. West Derby is close to Queens Drive too so is the perfect base for travel out of the city.

Both of Liverpool’s football teams, Everton and Liverpool have had training grounds in West Derby; Liverpool’s is at Melwood and Everton used to train at Bellefield before moving to Halewood a few years ago.


Croxteth Park is a well-loved treasure in Liverpool and the huge 500 are park is Grade II listed. It attracts huge visitor numbers due to its historic hall, farm, horse riding facilities and playgrounds.


You can find our properties available in L12 here and pop into our North Liverpool office in Crosby to speak to one of our experienced and friendly agents. We look forward to welcoming you to the area soon!

-The Abode team.

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