Sefton in Profile
The borough of Sefton is the most northerly of the local authority areas in the Liverpool City Region, covering 15,000 hectares (37,200 acres) between the Mersey and Ribble estuaries. Sefton has a population of around 280,000.The borough’s exceptional resources are bordered to the west by 22 miles of beautiful and ecologically important coastline, magnificent sand dunes, beaches,woodlands and wetlands,presenting one of the most attractive places to live in the UK.
Sefton’s principal towns, some are recorded in the Doomsday Book, include Bootle, Formby, Crosby and Maghull. To the north, Southport’s reputation as a classic English resort is well known with its emphasis on the floral displays of its parks and gardens and the superb annual Southport Flower show. The town enjoys a reputation for top-class shopping along Lord Street’s impressive Victorian Boulevard.
To the south of the borough lies Bootle, the industrial and commercial heart of Sefton containing the real working Port of Liverpool and the most successful Freeport in the UK.
Formby, Crosby, Birkdale and Maghull are attractive residential areas, close to the sea and the countryside, and are typically some of the most desirable places to live in the North West.
Companies can locate on and adjacent to new business parks that are well connected to the motorway network. Employees can live in some of the most attractive residential areas in the UK with excellent schooling, areas of outstanding natural beauty, arts, culture, shopping and nightlife all within easy reach.
Sefton is easily accessible by road, rail, sea and air, both Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester International Airport, one half and three quarters of an hour away respectively, are very convenient. If you add to this the excellent access to the national motorway network via the M57 and M58, which also brings the National Parks of Snowdonia, the Peak District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District within very easy reach you have a richly attractive package.
Commuting within the borough could not be simpler with regular electric rail services running through the Borough from North to South and a wide ranging and comprehensive bus service.
A major benefit of living in the borough is the wide range of affordable and good quality housing in the towns, suburbs and villages with properties ideal for the first time buyer and ranging up to luxury houses in some of the most sought after residential areas on Merseyside and rural areas, the seaside and the countryside never far away.
Seftons profile is reflected by statistics that show over 75% of the jobs in the borough are in the service sector and an adaptable and skilled workforce, that have an acknowledged excellent labour relations record. The area boasts strong productivity rates and very competitive wage levels that make Sefton an exceptionally attractive location to investors.