About Liverpool - Liverpool City Region
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Liverpool Settlements - An Emerging Super City
Liverpool City Council is the largest of the six councils that make up
the Liverpool City Region. The borders that encompass the city are mere arbitary lines drawn up by
politicians of the past, for culturally, the city extends outwards well beyond its current borders.
The city region of Liverpool includes a population of over 1,500,000 people, with an even greater region extending further, consisting of almost 2.3 million people.
Liverpool Town is the metropolitan centre at the heart of Liverpool City Region.
It is referred to locally as just, 'Town'.
In the north of town is a designated zone called the 'Commercial District',
which includes areas such as Old Hall Street, Leeds Street, Pall Mall, Tithebarn Street,
Chapel Street, The Strand, Water Street, Castle Street, Brunswick Street,
Fenwick Street and James Street.
Liverpool's Commercial District boasts large contemporary skyscrapers mingled together with older iconic buildings. The new impressive architecture throughout Commercial District is the result of maticulous planning by the council, as Liverpool is reshaped to tackle the challanges it faces by future markets.
The vibrant retail districts in Liverpool's city centre has seen large scale regeneration in the 21st century, particularly the 42 acre site now known as 'Liverpool ONE', which was the result of a £1 billion investment in the Paradise Street area.
Today, 'Liverpool ONE' is the largest open air shopping centre in the United Kingdom. Together with future developments, Liverpool is and will continue to be a premier destination for UK shoppers.
Liverpool City is the metropolis at the centre of the wider city region.
It has a population of around 466,000 people and
is amidst a massive regeneration for the 21st century.
It consists of 90 councillors in total, three for each of the city's 30 wards. The city contains more than 30 districts, as some are paired together for electoral purposes.
In 2012, the Labour Party's Joe Anderson was the first directly elected Mayor for Liverpool. The mayor is elected by the residents of Liverpool for a four-year period, he/she is responsible for executive functions of Liverpool City Council and for the day to day running of the organisation. They are charged with leading the city, promoting the city, supporting local charities, building investor confidence and directing new resources to economic priorities. The Mayor of Liverpool is said to be, 'The Most Powerful Politician in England outside of the Capital'.
Liverpool is a port city with a diverse population from a variety of different backgrounds.
The city has witnessed major investment of late, with other projects on the verge of completion and more in the pipeline.
Aigburth is a relatively affluent area of Liverpool,
it has a mixed range of both working and middle class housing.
The main thoroughfare is Aigburth Road,
which is part of the stretch that makes up the south western gateway to the city centre.
Along this road is Liverpool Cricket Club, famous for its varied sporting competitions.
The Aigburth Cricket ground plays host to Bowling, Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Squash,
Tennis and of course Cricket.
Aigburth includes St.Michaels Hamlet, the Lark Lane 'Bohemiam Quarter' and the south western parts of Sefton Park.
Allerton is a relatively affluent suburb of Liverpool, with a high number of green spaces compared to the rest of the city. It was home to one of the most famous sons of Liverpool, Paul McCartney. It's no wonder that Allerton is regularly frequented by the colourful Magical Mystery Tour bus.
Anfield is a working class district in the city of Liverpool,
it has a population of around 14,000 people.
The district is home to Liverpool Football Club,
one of the biggest football teams in world football.
It has the unique distinction as being the only district in England to have seen 19 football league titles won there, having been home to both Everton FC and Liverpool FC.
In the north eastern part of Anfield is Stanley Park, it is a 110 acre park which includes the Grade II listed building, Gladstone Conservatory. The conservatory was built in 1899 and restored to its former glory in 2007.
Belle Vale District
Belle Vale is a district of Liverpool, the population of the area is unknown, as its often divided between both neighbouring districts of Childwall and Gateacre. The suburb has its own fire station, police station and health centre, it is also home to the Belle Vale District Centre, a large indoor shopping centre consisting of over 50 retail units.
Broadgreen is a suburb of Liverpool with a population of around 14,000 people. It has great transport infrastucture, both by rail and road, being ideally situated on the Queens Drive Ring Road, the start of the M62 Motorway and the beginning of the Edge Lane Gateway into the city centre. It is home to Broadgreen Hospital and the Broadgreen International School.
Childwall is an affluent suburb of Liverpool with a population of around 14,000 people.
The district has a good mix of medium to large sized houses,
it's also one of the greener suburbs of the city,
making it an attractive place to live.
One of the main road intersections within Liverpool is the commonly known 'Childwall Fiveways' roundabout. It's on the Queens Drive Inner Ring Road and is one of the busiest junctions in the city. Recent developments have seen many upmarket bars and restaurants surround the roundabout.
Childwall is also home to one of the three universities in the city, Liverpool Hope University.
Clubmoor is a suburb of Liverpool with a population of around 15,000 people.
Located on the Queens Drive Inner Ring Road and the East Lancashire Road,
it has great road links in and around the city.
Parts of Clubmoor are currently undergoing massive regeneration, with a drive to build new homes on derelict land, the future for the suburb is looking very promising for the community.
Croxteth is a district of Liverpool with a population of around 16,000 people.
It's home to the Grade II listed building, Croxteth Hall,
a stately home that sits on a 210 acre Local Nature Reserve.
Both Croxteth Hall and the Park is open to the public,
with a number of great facilities for children.
With its close proximity to both the East Lancashire Road and the M57 Motorway, Croxteth has good access in and around the city.
The Dingle is a working class innercity district of Liverpool,
with a population of around 13,000 people.
Located just to the south east of the city centre,
the housing in the district is mostly rows of terraced streets.
A trio of musical legends were from the area, Billy Fury, Gerry Marsden and Ringo Starr, who was born in Madryd Street in the Dingle.
Parts of the Dingle are undergoing massive regeneration, as it reshapes itself for the modern age, a lot of the iconic Liverpool terraced streets are being knocked down in place of contemporary housing. There is much optimism that the famous birth place of Ringo Starr will be saved, rightfully so.
Everton is an innercity district of Liverpool,
with a population of around 8,000 people.
The district is located on one of the highest points in the city,
overlooking the glorious views of the River Mersey and the bustling city centre below.
It is home to Everton Park, a modern park created in the early 1980s on the top of Everton hill. The district bares the name of the famous football club in Liverpool, Everton FC.
Everton is in the verge of a massive regeneration scheme called the Jennifer Project, this is a £150 million project that will bring new life into the area.
For the most part, Fazakerley is a district in the City of Liverpool,
it has a population of around 17,000 people.
The eastern part of Fazakerley, known as the Field Lane Estate,
is actually within the boundaries of Knowsley.
Fazakerley is home to Aintree University Hospital, it has great transport links, both by train on the Merseyrail network and by road.
Garston is a district in the south part of the City of Liverpool.
It's home to the Liverpool South Parkway railway and bus interchange,
as a result, it has excellent transport links to Liverpool John Lennon Airport,
the rest of the city region and beyond.
A prominent feature in the district is Garston Docks, which is operated by Associated British Ports. The area is in the midst of regeneration, with new homes being built to replace the older parts of the district.
Gateacre is a designated conservation area within the City of Liverpool.
The suburb is one of the most attractive areas in the city, with a good range of relatively new
quality homes and over 100 listed historical buildings.
The village has a distinctive Tudor style due to the Tudor Revival Architecture of much of the homes. It has a strong local community commited to helping protect the areas impressive architectural heritage.
Kensington is an inner city district of Liverpool with a population of around 10,000 people.
The Beatles history is not lost in Kensington, having specific ties to the district, there are quite a few streets in the area named in honour of the Fab Four, they include John Lennon Drive, Paul McCartney Way, George Harrison Close and Ringo Starr Drive.
Kensington is also home a conservation area called Newsham Park, which is an historic Grade II listed park.
Since 2000, the multi-million pound 'Kensington Regeneration' programme has made impressive improvements to the district. This has had a massive impact on the inner city suburb, providing the community with a better quality of life and making Kensington a better place to live, learn, work and do business.
With it's close proximity to both Town and the Knowledge Quarter, Kensington has also become a hot spot for students to live.
Kirkdale is a working class district of Liverpool with a populstion of around 16,000 people.
It has great transport links, with its three railway stations, as well as its close proximity to
Liverpool city centre and the Mersey Tunnels.
Parts of Kirkdale are currently being regenerated and plenty of new affordable homes are being built in the area. The future looks promising for the district, being close to the site of the new Liverpool Waters project, where a series of skyscrapers and waterfront developments are set to breath new life into the area, catapulting Liverpool into a premier destination for various global enterprises.
Knotty Ash District
Knotty Ash is a district of Liverpool with a population of around 13,000 people.
The area was made famous by local comedian Ken Dodd in the 1960s, as being home
to a mythical race of people called the 'Diddy Men'.
Knotty Ash Village is a beautifully preserved part of the city and a conservation area with a number of listed buildings.
Mossley Hill District
Mossley Hill is a district in the City of Liverpool, it has a population of around 13,000 people. The suburb is home to one of the most famous areas of the city, Penny Lane. It has good transport infrastructure, both by rail and road. It's also ideally located within three main parks of Liverpool, Sefton Park, Greenbank Park and Calderstones Park.
Netherley is a district in the City of Liverpool with a population of around 8,000 people.
The suburb is located on the fringes of the city, with green fields beyond its borders.
It has good transport links, being close to Liverpool John Lennon Airport, as well as both the M62 and M57 Motorways.
Norris Green District
Norris Green is a district of Liverpool with a population of around 15,000 people. Located on Liverpool's Inner Ring Road and the East Lancs Road, it has great transport links in and around the city. The area is a regeneration zone, with over £100 million being invested to build new homes on one of Liverpool's biggest residential districts.
Old Swan District
Old Swan is a district of Liverpool with a population of around 16,000 people.
Transport links for Old Swan are very good,
as the area is ideally situated at the start of the M62 Motorway,
Edge Lane and close to Liverpool's Inner Ring Road.
Regeneration projects in and around Old Swan are improving the area for local residents, with an increase in retail developments and job opportunities.
Speke is a district in the south of the City of Liverpool.
It is home to a large Tudor stately home, called Speke Hall.
The well preserved wood-framed house was given to the National Trust in 1943 and
is now open to the public.
The district has great transport links, with its close proximity to the M57 Motorway and Garston's Liverpool South Parkway Interchange Station. Also in Speke is the international renowned Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
Toxteth is a large district in the City of Liverpool with a population of around 30,000 people.
It is a multi-cultural inner city district with a strong close-knit community spirit.
Ideally located close to the city centre and the Knowledge Quarter,
it also has a growing student population.
Two of the famous parks in the city can be found in Toxteth, they are the Grade II listed historic Princes Park and the Grade I listed Sefton Park, the latter being the largest park in Liverpool. Sefton Park is also home to the United Kingdom's largest free African music festival, Africa Oyé, held every summer in June.
Tuebrook is a district in the City of Liverpool with a population of around 15,000 people.
The area is home to the old Victorian Newsham Park,
the park is a Conservation Area,
awarded the status to protect and preserve the Victorian architecture.
The inner city district is also home to Tuebrook Market, which is one of the busiest markets in Liverpool, it has been a popular hub for local traders for more than 30 years.
Vauxhall is a district in the City of Liverpool with a population of around 7,000 people.
The inner city area was once part of the old Scottie Road community,
it is now home to the award winning Eldonian Village and Athol Village.
The district is located close to the city centre and a stones throw away from the multi-billion pound Liverpool Waters venture, Vauxhall is well placed to be at the heart of Liverpool life once again.
Walton is a large inner city district in the City of Liverpool,
it has a population of around 30,000 people.
It is home to one of the most famous football teams in the world, Everton Football Club.
The district is also the birthplace of probably the most famous Evertonian in the world,
Sir Paul McCartney.
Located close to both the Inner Ring Road and the East Lancs Road, Walton has great transport infrastructure, with easy access in and around the city.
Wavertree is one of the larger districts in the City of Liverpool.
The district has a large industrial zone off Edge Lane, called the Wavertree Technology Park.
For sporting activities in the area, you can go to the Wavertree Sports Park, where you can find the Liverpool Tennis Centre, the Liverpool Aquatics Centre and the Wavertree Athletics Centre, home of the Liverpool Harriers Athletics Club.
Also in area is the Wavertree Botanic Gardens, a 19th century park that's listed at Grade II in the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
The district is the birthplace of George Harrison, who was born and lived in Arnold Grove in Wavertree.
West Derby District
West Derby is a district in the City of Liverpool with a population of around 14,000 people.
Alder Hey Children's Hospital is located in the district,
it is one of the largest children's hospitals in Europe.
West Derby is also a vital stop on the Beatles Magical Mystery Tour, as it was once home to The Casbah Coffee Club, a venue where The Quarrymen used to frequent, the old Grade II listed cellar club is a tourist attraction today. West Derby Village is a relatively affluent suburb, with good transport links in and around the city.
Woolton is an affluent district of Liverpool with a population of approximately 13,000 people.
The pleasent village of Woolton is one of the most desirable places to live in Liverpool,
one of the centre pieces of the quaint little village is Woolton Hall,
a Grade I listed building built in 1704 by the neoclassical architect Robert Adam.
Woolton was home to one of the most famous sons of Liverpool, John Lennon, who lived at Mendips on Menlove Avenue. Two other particular sites of importance on The Beatles trail are Strawberry Fields and the grave of Eleanor Rigby, in St.Peter's churchyard off Church Road.
Other Inner Liverpool settlements
Some of the other areas of the city that deserve a mention are:
Edge Hill, a suburban area that's a part of Kensington;
Canning, an area close to the city centre that's traditionally a part of Toxteth;
Chinatown, an inner city suburb that's home to Europe's oldest Chinese community;
Cressington Park, an affluent suburb and Conservation Area since 1968;
Dovecot, a small district home to Dovecot Park;
Fairfield, an area east of Kensington which is often referred to as a seperate district;
Gillmoss, an industrial area with pockets of residential housing;
Grassendale, an affluent suburb and Conservation Area since 1968;
Hunt's Cross, a suburban area bordering Knowsley;
Newsham Park, a Conservation Area considered part of Tuebrook;
Oglet, an old coastal settlement near Liverpool John Lennon Airport;
Orrell Park, a small district home to the smallest Green Flag Award area in England;
Otterspool Promenade, a riverside walk in Aigburth and Grassendale;
St.Michael's Hamlet, a suburban area in Aigburth;
Smithdown, a former township that's now a part of Toxteth;
Stoneycroft, a district neighbouring Old Swan;
Walton Breck, an area of Walton that's also known as Cabbage Hall.