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Liverpool: a thriving education destination

World-renowned and varied universities

Liverpool remains a popular higher education destination for students: the city’s four universities all made The Sunday Times top 100 universities list in 2019, and the city is also home to renowned specialist schools for both medicine and the performing arts.

The city is also well on the international radar as somewhere to get a world-class education, currently ranking 106th on’s global ranking system. The University of Liverpool also has a long-standing partnership with Xi’an Jiaotong University in China.

This stunning educational offering means that student numbers in the city are around 70000 in any given year and growing. Data from HESA (the Higher Education Statistics Agency) shows that student numbers in Liverpool have risen by approximately 2000 each year since 2014/15.

Low property prices

Property in the major student areas of Liverpool is substantially cheaper than those found in equivalent areas of other major university cities like Manchester and Leeds, which equates to higher rental yields.


A typical student in Liverpool spends £5700 per annum to cover their rent and utility bills. On average, Luxury Student Homes comes in below this figure, even with some incredible added extras.


Multiple universities and specialist schools attract a growing student population. HESA data shows that student numbers in the city have risen by approximately 2000 annually since 2014/15.


Investors typically see between 8 and 10% net returns with LSH Developments and Luxury Student Homes. An example investment calculation is available on the returns page for more detail.