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The Wirral is a peninsula in northwest England and is enveloped by the River Dee on one side (creating a boundary with Wales), the River Mersey to the east, and the Irish Sea to the North. Many covet living in Wirral as, due to its size, it is exceptionally easy to get around. Furthermore, the multitude of villages and small towns means there is an area to suit all tastes.
If you are wanting to move to or from Wirral, get in touch with Britannia Cestrian. They are located in Deeside (just 30 minutes from Wirral) and offer their removal and storage services to those living in North Wales, Chester, Flintshire, and the Wirral Peninsula.
Moving to Wirral
Property prices in Wirral are very affordable for first-time buyers. Flats start at £40,000 and smaller terraces are often cheaper (£35,000 minimum) and offer two bedrooms as opposed to one. The traditional two-bed terraces are an ideal investment for couples or small families. Family-sized semi-detached homes (three bedrooms) are upwards of £70,000 and detached homes start at £85,000 and go well into the millions for mansions and country houses.
Renting is a fantastic option in Wirral. Families can get their hands on a four-bed detached home for under £1000 pcm. Family-sized semis are upwards of £550 pcm and two-bed terraces are under £400 pcm. If you are looking to rent a two-bed flat look to have a minimum budget of £325 pcm.
Schools in Wirral
There are approximately thirty primary schools in Wirral, covering all of the different towns and villages. Liscard Primary, Thornton Hough, Raeburn Primary, Great Meols, St Bridget’s and Oxton St Saviour’s are all ‘outstanding’ in the eyes of Ofsted.
There are also some outstanding secondary schools too. Including; Hayfield School, Clare Mount Specialist Sports College, Kilgarth School, Birkenhead High School, Elleray Park School, and Gillbrook School.
Wirral is also home to Birkenhead College and Wirral Metropolitan College for children who have finished secondary school.
Transport Links Wirral
Wirral has three train stations; Upton, West Kirby, and Eastham Rake. Upton has hourly services between Bidston and Wrexham Central, whereas train from West Kirby take passengers to Liverpool every 30 minutes. Eastham Rake has the most extensive services, with regular services to Liverpool, Chester, Ellesmere Port, Hooton, and Birkenhead.
The M53 runs through the heart of Wirral and, along with the A roads, the peninsula is well connected. Getting to Liverpool couldn’t be easier, just a quick drive through the Kingsway Tunnel or Birkenhead Tunnel.
Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport is just a 48-minute drive away and there are flights to a number of domestic and European countries, ideal for frequent business flyers.