Should we move to the Liverpool area.
November 1, 2012 6:44 AM Subscribe
What's it really like living in the north of England? Liverpool and surrounding areas in particular.
posted by anonymous to Society & Culture (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a job interview for a great job in Liverpool. While I'm very excited about the job, the idea of moving with my partner doesn't really appeal. Right now we live in a rural part of the UK where we're easily able to afford a small detached cottage in the countryside. We don't have to lock our doors here because crime is almost nonexistent, everyone is friendly, and the skies are dark so my partner can do astronomy whenever it isn't raining.
Liverpool, as I understand it, has a pretty high crime rate, there are a lot of not very nice people hanging around messing with passers by, we couldn't afford a detached house and opportunities for astronomy (my partners hobby) would not be as good.
On the other hand there are great restaurants, lots of theatres and good day trips to the countryside near Liverpool from what I understand. Also, the job would be great for me and my partner should also be able to find work. I'm just worried about how fair the move would be to him. So please tell me, is it really grim up north? Anonymous so my colleagues don't find out I'm job hunting. Thank you.