This hidden gem is just a fifteen-minute drive from Liverpool's bustling city centre and yet offers a distinctively different taste of soulful suburbia.
Living in Crosby is a truly bohemian mix of residents, from the city's professionals escaping the hustle and bustle to up-and-coming artists who call upon the area's rich cultural offering to inspire their works. Its location close to the city centre, beach and great family-friendly social scene attract many families, hoping to enjoy a balanced lifestyle somewhere between a dream and reality.
Crosby boasts some of the best schools in Merseyside and offers a great choice for parents who want to explore both public and private education options for their children. It is its landscape and schools that ensure that the area is never short of those who want a piece of the postcode. Yet its popularity is what means that house prices in Crosby do tend to be higher than in other areas of Liverpool but for what it offers, many are willing to pay for it.
The area is intrinsically linked with Liverpool's maritime history, once a popular area for successful sea merchants whose architectural legacies still stand today, dominating the coastal landscape and looking out to the place where Liverpool meets the world. Its most famous asset, Crosby Beach is at the heart of the town and when not used by locals, is a popular day-out for travellers from across the city, looking to enjoy a natural beauty within a concrete jungle.
1Like many areas in Merseyside, Crosby has Viking roots, which can be determined by it’s suffix ‘by’ 2So ancient is Crosby that it was noted in the Doomsday Book in 1086, under the name ‘Crosebi’.3It has officially been named as one of the Best Places to Live in Britain by The Sunday Times. Fourth on the list of North West locations.4Crosby was home to Captain Smith, Commander of The White Star Line's ill-fated Titanic. His home still stands today 5Despite its often cool climate, Crosby is twinned with beautiful Capri in Italy.
Lifestyle & Activities
Crosby is a great place to live if you enjoy an outdoors lifestyle, which makes it a popular area for families. With a beautiful beach that is home to Antony Gormley’s “Another Place”, where 100 cast-iron figures are set in the sand looking out to sea, it is also an area that many Liverpool residents often travel to during the summer months to enjoy the extensive white sands.
The coastline also features Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, a popular haunt for sporty and adventure-seeking locals who can enjoy a fitness suite, classes and a large range of water sports that take place on the lake. From windsurfing, canoeing and powerboating, there is an activity for each member of the family to enjoy.
For those who are less sport seekers and more social butterflies, then a visit to the vibrant South Road should be on the cards. This area offers a cultural mix of cuisines including Mexican, Indian and Greek foods, from great independent family-run businesses that are at the heart of Crosby’s growing community.
With great transport links to Liverpool city centre and Southport, there is little wonder why so many of the region’s professionals choose to set up home in Crosby.
Your local train station is Blundellsands and Crosby.
Blundellsands and Crosby Train Station to Liverpool Central - journey time around 20 Minutes.
Blundellsands and Crosby Train Station to Southport - journey time around 30 Minutes.
Crosby to Liverpool - journey time around 30 – 40 Minutes
Crosby to Southport journey time around 20 – 30 Minutes
You can hire bicycles from a scheme called Bike & Go, head over to Blundellsands and Crosby train
station to start your journey.
Crosby to Liverpool - journey time around 40 Minutes
Crosby to Southport - journey time around 1 Hour
Crosby Primary School is a mixed state primary school that offers education for pupils between the ages of three to eleven years old. In its most recent Ofsted inspection, the school was given a rating of ‘good’. It offers a varied curriculum and extracurricular activities including Breakfast Club and After School Club.
One of the most renowned independent schools in the area is Merchant Taylors’, which offers separate schools for boys and girls from the ages of four to eighteen. With over two-thirds of GCSE results being A* - A and a 100% pass rate for A-Level results, it is a highly sought-after private school.
Sacred Heart Catholic College is one of the most popular public mixed secondary schools in the area, where there is a core focus on a Christian community. The school offers education from Year 7 right up to Sixth Form and has many “feeder” primary schools in the area. In its most recent Ofsted report, the school gained an overall rating of ‘good’.
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