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Between Liverpool to the south and Preston to the north, the Merseyside seaside town of Southport is home to 93,000 inhabitants.

Generally regarded as a retirement community because of its high average age, the town has become a very attractive prospect for house-buyers of all ages wishing to commute to the larger urban centres nearby. In fact, the area has made something of a name for itself as a place for professional footballers to buy property owing to the proximity of several major and many other smaller clubs.

Of course, as a bustling seaside resort, Southport is best known for its seemingly endless sandy beaches, its Victorian seafront and pier, its massive amusement park and its impressive central boulevard, Lord Street, which is said to have inspired the Champs-Elysees in Paris.

Read more about Southport in the About Southport section.