The Grand National, one of the most eagerly anticipated event of the year is almost upon us, but what do we really know about Aintree?
The famous steeple chase which is held annually in Liverpool, Aintree celebrates its 168th year; although it's not just Liverpool who are excited by the race, as the 4 mile 3 and half furlong race is the most valuable jump race in Europe, making it one of the most watched throughout the world with an estimated 500 – 600 million viewers.
The Crabbie’s Grand National Festival is primarily a racing event, but in reality it is much more,” said John Baker, Regional Director of Jockey Club. “It is part of the cultural landscape of Liverpool. People come to see the best of what the City has to offer and to enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experiences.”
But, with 150,000 racegoers about to descend on this normally quiet village and civil parish, what do we really know about Aintree?
Well as far as property is concerned, according to Rightmove the majority of sales in Aintree in the past year were semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £140,580. Terraced properties on the other hand sold for an average of £83,495, with detached homes fetching £152,374.
Overall sold prices in Aintree over the past year were 11% up on the previous year, a clear indication of growth.
Aintree is also very well connected, with the A59 the main road linking the village from Liverpool, with Aintree railway station also on hand.
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