New Ferry is a well-established community on the western shore of the River Mersey south of Birkenhead, and sitting opposite the world famous city of Liverpool, England. It is a place with a rich history, and for most who live here, it is an attractive and pleasant suburb of Wirral with much to offer.
On the eastern side of the Wirral peninsula, New Ferry is blessed with a fairly quiet and peaceful waterfront location overlooking the River Mersey, with magnificent views towards Liverpool City Centre. The tidal mud-flatted beach below its cliffs is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest due it being an important feeding ground for various birdlife which attracts many birdwatchers.
Situated next to the historic Port Sunlight Village, Wirral’s largest tourist attraction, New Ferry has a district shopping centre serving a diverse community who live in a variety of housing styles from former Victorian mansions, to traditional terraces and modern semi-detached and detached homes which remain highly sought after by first time buyers wanting to get onto the housing ladder in a fairly attractive and stable riverside community. We have some of the most affordable and varied housing on Wirral, making this an ideal place to choose to live.
New Ferry is a place that is slowly changing and evolving, with pleasant parklands, an award winning farmer's market, and a haven for butterflies.
On this website, you can find out more about the history of New Ferry, some of the best features of living here, the special events which are unique to New Ferry, and how the community is working together to drive the regeneration of the area following the massive explosion which tore the heart out of our district centre in 2017 and which is to be rebuilt under exciting new development plans.
The rate of home ownership in New Ferry is higher than the national average as the town is one of the most affordable places in the country to buy a home. It has a range of home types from traditional 2 up, 2 down terraces to 4 bedroomed Victorian villas, modern 2 and 3 bedroom semi-detached and a range of purpose built apartments. Bellway's King's Hill development completed in 2020 featured a range of 3 and 4 bedroomed detached homes with prices between £166,995 to £241,9995 now selling for more, whereas you can find some traditional terraced homes for as little as £40,000.
Housing in New Ferry is within close proximity to not only the River Mersey, but also to a wealth of open spaces and parkland offering pleasant walks and other activities.
We have several pre-school daycare providers located here, two primary schools, and a choice of secondary schools within reasonable (and healthy) walking distance. Birkenhead and Liverpool have a huge variety of further education establishments including three universities.
New Ferry is witnessing a sudden change in its fortunes. Even before the devastating explosion in March 2017 which immediately wiped out 10 of its businesses in one fell swoop, the town had been suffering a decline as it battled to compete with out-of-town shopping centres such as The Croft at Bromborough and Cheshire Oaks. Despite this, it has still retained some of its unique niche businesses including Edge the Butchers, Andy's Aquatics, and Boysenberry Deli amongst organisations who have set up here including the Martin Gallier (Suicide Awareness) Projct and nursing recruitment provider, Love to Care. We are also one of the increasingly fewer towns to hold onto our Post Office.
2019, however, saw a significant turning point with 10 new businesses having snapped up vacant retail space to begin trading. These include new arrivals such as The Chocolate Cellar, The School of Art, Paula's Pampered Pooches, SJ Co Print, Pawprints Charity Shop, and Making u Memories craft shop, whilst even during the pandemic in 2020 and into 2021, further new businesses have arrived including Greedy McCready's, Georgia's Desserts and Family Pizza amongst others.
We have a clutch of popular little pubs, friendly cafes, and two restaurants: Wetherspoons and Risa Spice, the latter being a (TripAdvisor) highly rated Indian restaurant. Other popular eating establishments are just over the border into Bebington, whilst New Ferry is also home to several hair and beauty salons to help you look your best for your night out.
Over 1,000 square feet of new retail/commercial space is to be built in New Ferry's district centre as part of a £10 million redevelopment that will commence on site in 2022, offering exciting opportunities for new businesses wishing to come here.
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