Local area guide

Living in Birkenhead

Thinking about moving to Birkenhead? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools and transport connections are like - and of course the most important thing of all: how much houses cost to buy.

Your guide to moving to Birkenhead

Why Birkenhead is a good place to live

Nestled on the banks of the River Mersey, Birkenhead bewitches with its blend of modern convenience and historic charm. Living in Birkenhead is quite a treat with its unique authenticity and strength reflected in its nautical ambiance and eclectic architecture, affording a cosy small-town life experience. It offers a cost-effective living option, as you enjoy excellent transport links to the lively city of Liverpool by boat. Whether it's exploring the world's first publicly funded park, Birkenhead Park, or soaking up the area's rich history, Birkenhead brings a heartwarming charm unmatched elsewhere.

What's Birkenhead famous for?

Birkenhead is famous for its shipbuilding history and radiant seaport, putting it firmly on the maritime map. Notably, the town is the birthplace of the world’s first street tramway. However, its fame doesn’t stop there. Birkenhead is home to Birkenhead Park, the world's first publicly funded park, which interestingly inspired the design of New York's famous Central Park. Music lovers will also note that Birkenhead played a part in the Beatles' legendary story, being the birthplace of iconic rock band members.

Things to do in Birkenhead

Offering a splendid mix of history, culture, and activities, Birkenhead is brimming with things to do. Start your journey at the Birkenhead Priory, the oldest standing building on Merseyside. Expand your understanding of the town’s rich history at the Wirral Transport Museum, or admire the spectacle of art at the Williamson Art Gallery. Of course, a visit to Birkenhead Park is a must, with its two lakes, listed buildings, and picturesque gardens. A ride on the iconic Mersey Ferry adds a touch of tradition, rounded off by a browsing session at the Pyramids Shopping Centre. Whether you're a history buff, a culture vulture, or a nature lover, Birkenhead never ceases to amaze.

We have used a bespoke generative AI model to help us research and create our area guides. All of our content is reviewed, and edited where needed, by our trusted team of Zoopla content editors.

Average asking prices in Birkenhead today

We update our average asking prices every day using data from millions of properties for sale.


Avg. asking price


60 properties for sale


Avg. asking price


6 properties for sale


Avg. asking price


26 properties for sale


Avg. asking price


53 properties for sale

Properties currently for sale in Birkenhead

Whether you're looking to buy a family home or a beautiful apartment, we've got you covered.

Transport in Birkenhead

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Birkenhead.

Local connections

Birkenhead Central
National Rail
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
Conway Park
National Rail
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Green Lane
National Rail
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Birkenhead Hamilton Square
National Rail
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal
Ferry Port
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
Birkenhead Park
National Rail
0.8 miles / 1.3 km

Schools in Birkenhead

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Birkenhead.

Education in Birkenhead

Woodlands Primary School
Ages: 2 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Progress Schools - Wirral
Ages: 12 - 16 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Wirral Metropolitan College
Ages: 16 - 99 years old
Ofsted Rating: Requires improvement (2023)
St Werburgh's Catholic Primary School
Ages: 2 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Cathcart Street Primary School
Ages: 2 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2018)
Birkenhead Christ Church CofE Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2017)

Local pubs in Birkenhead

In partnership with