Thinking of moving? Here’s why your next home should be in Formby

Formby has long been a desirable place to live for people residing in Merseyside. Geographically, Formby is ideally situated between Liverpool and Southport, nestled in the beautiful surroundings of beaches, fields and forests. Buying a property in Formby means you will be neighbours with some of the Premier League’s most notable footballers as well as numerous celebrity and famous faces.

Berkeley Shaw have compiled a guide to some of the town’s key attractions to highlight why Formby is so special.
Who lives in Formby?

Formby is predominantly a residential area catering for families to settle.The town is home to seven primary schools including Freshfield Primary school and two strongly rated secondary schools; Formby High School and Range High School. Formby village has a close-knit community feel with many familiar retail and hospitality brands featured on the high-street.

Commuter town

Formby is a prime location for those looking to live within an easy commuting distance to many of the region’s large cities. Formby is just 25 minutes to Liverpool city centre by train, 30 minutes by car and around an hour’s drive away to Manchester. This means that those wanting to move away from the city to somewhere quieter, but still need to be close enough to access the larger cities quickly, will find the ideal location in Formby.

Formby’s local amenities

Formby has numerous restaurants, bars and shops which includes both national chains including Waitrose, Marks and Spencer Food Hall, Tesco, Cafe Nero, Subway and McDonalds and independent outlets such as Suay, Sorrento and Tibu.

If you enjoy the outdoors, Formby has much to offer. The award-winning beach and coastline has beautiful sand dunes and prehistoric footprints, perfect sights for a long walk. The rare red squirrels are also a major attraction to the area. The National Trust site is one of the few remaining refuges for the red squirrel.

There are numerous other leisure activities to be enjoyed in Formby including the famous links golf course of Formby Golf Club which is set amongst the coastal sand dunes as well as Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa. Moreover, Formby Pool Trust also operates a successful leisure centre which is home to a gym, swimming pool and cafe.

Premium properties

Formby is home to some of the most exclusive properties in the region. Most notably, Shireburn Road which is Merseyside’s most expensive street and Victoria Road which also ranks in third. Many of which feature luxurious facilities including swimming pools and cinema rooms.

Karen Parks

Head of Residential Sales


The Ternary,
Old Haymarket,
L1 6ER
T: 0151 924 6000

121 Park Lane,


The Beacons,
School Lane,
L37 3LN
T: 01704 651000

PR lettings

6 Cross Street,


35 Liverpool Rd,
L23 5SD
T: 0151 924 6000


Heritage House,
Hoghton St,
T: 01704 651000

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