Nick wrote:A former girlfriend of mine lived in the Aigburth/Sefton Park area, which I liked. Lots of big 19th and early 20th century town houses, many subdivided into flats, which were reasonably priced to rent.
She had a couple of flats during the couple of years we were dating, both within walking distance of Lark Lane, which has evolved into a mini high street, complete with some pretty decent pubs, bars and restaurants (caveat, at least that's how it was the last time I was there, circa 2011 - it may have changed now). It's similar to high streets in trendy areas of London like Clapham, or Chorlton in Manchester.
It's easy to commute from there into the city centre, about 15-20 minutes by bus or Merseylink train, or about 10 minutes by taxi. Handy for the airport too, as Aigburth's on the eastern side of the city.
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I love the sort of Self-made energy that exists in Dublin and Glasgow, and I feel it in Liverpool too. But it also sometimes results in the cities being a bit Hodge-podgy in terms of Niceness. It may not be true of liverpool at all, but it's the sense I get; hidden gems, but bits that may not be the best either.
I want to land on my feet.