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Located in Sefton, Merseyside, is the seaside town of Southport. It is home to over 22 miles of beautiful coastline and sand dunes, nature reserves, and parks, as well as fantastic shopping facilities, galleries, restaurants, and theatres.
It is a classic seaside resort and many families spend their holidays in Southport. However, it is not just a fantastic place to spend a couple of weeks, it is a great place to live and just a 45-minute train to the city of Liverpool!
If you are looking to move to or from Southport, including the surrounding areas, get in touch with Britannia Fleet. They are located in Prescot, just 30 minutes from Southport, and offer removals as well as storage solutions.
Moving to Southport
Families moving to Southport will be pleased with the attractive prices on large detached and semi-detached properties. Large detached homes with four or more bedrooms start at £180,000 and three-bed detached homes, £150,000. Semi-detached homes with three bedrooms are available for as little as £80,000. There are a number of two up two down terraced homes in Southport, ideal for first time buyers, and often part of shared ownership schemes. Flats, both one and two bedrooms, are upwards of £25,000.
If you are looking to rent in Southport, one bed flats are upwards of £340 pcm, rising to a minimum of £400 pcm for two bedrooms. Two bed terraces tend to hover around £600 pcm. Three bed semi-detached homes start at a similar figure, but prices can go up to £700 pcm for larger properties in prime locations. Families seeking a larger detached home to rent should have a minimum budget of £850 pcm.
Schools in Southport
Primary schools are strong in Southport and often feed in to particular secondary schools. The top three primary schools in Southport are Ainsdale St John’s CofE, Churchtown Primary, and Kew Woods Primary. Both Churchtown and Kew Woods are ‘good’ whereas St John’s received ‘outstanding’ across the board from Ofsted in their latest inspection.
There are two standout secondary schools in Southport; Meols Cop High School and Presfield High School and Specialist College. Presfield received ‘good with outstanding features’ in their latest Ofsted report, whereas Meols Cop High School received ‘outstanding’ across the board.
Southport is also home to King George V College and Southport College.
Transport Links Southport
Located on the coast, Southport has a number of A roads connecting it to the M6 in the east and the M58 in the south. Preston is a 40-minute drive, Liverpool is 47 minutes away, and Manchester, just over an hour.
Southport is serviced by the six platform Southport railway station. It is at the end of Merseyrail network and Manchester to Southport line. Trains carry passengers to Liverpool Central, Hunts Cross, Manchester Victoria, Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly, Huddersfield, Leeds, Chester, and Altrincham.