Generations of families have called Greasby home, while a short walk connects Greasby with leafy Frankby which is home to the scenic Roydon Park, guesthouses, a livery, farm shops, and the popular 5-star Hillbark Hotel.
Bordering Greasby is Saughall Massie, a smaller semi-rural village surrounded by sprawling farmland owned by the local farmers with some small local independent shops and pubs close by.
The area is complemented by a mix of solid traditional housing, apartments, and a close community spirit that continues to see Greasby village prosper.
Across Greasby are excellent options for parents of young children including Greasby Junior School, Greasby Infant School, Brookdale Primary School, and Our Lady of Pity Catholic Primary School.
Local transport links in Greasby mean residents are never more than a 10-minute wait from a bus toward West Kirby, Heswall, Liverpool and other areas of Merseyside.
That opens up a wealth of secondary school options for parents and children to choose from on the Wirral including West Kirby’s boys and girls grammar schools, Hilbre High School, Pensby High School for Boys and Girls, and other local options.
In the centre of Greasby village is Greasby Group Practice which is able to perform minor operations, immunisations, and vaccines. There’s also an on-site pharmacy which offers a convenient home delivery service.
Arrowe Park Hospital is a very short distance from Greasby, Saughall Massie, and Frankby and has an out-of-hours service available.
Getting healthy is one thing, and to stay healthy Greasby’s local community centre hosts a number of activities including Zumba, line dancing, yoga, martial arts, and other specialist fitness classes. Arrowe Park also features a municipal 18-hole golf course, open to members and visitors.
Arrowe Park is the perfect place for people taking a relaxing walk with the family, and is big enough to accommodate amateur football matches with friends, while Arrowe Park Golf Club is an 18-hole course which makes the most of scenic Arrowe Country Park.
Rural Frankby and Saughall Massie are fantastic areas for walkers to discover. Royden Park, for instance, is a majestic hillside walk that offers unrivalled views of the majority of the Wirral from its peak.
Royden Park is a popular spot for family days out and dog walkers, there’s always something new to explore with the park connected to other areas of the Wirral such as Thurstaston and Irby.
Greasby’s history means that it’s not hard to discover something that harks back to the days of its early settlements. Take the Greasby Well, for instance, and the Greasby Iron Cross; first erected in 1862 with a replica Greasby Stone Cross.
Greasby and Frankby are also home to good parishes, with Frankby Cemetery a solemn place to explore to find peace and solitude.
Hillbark Hotel, considered a local landmark by many, was moved brick by brick during 1929 to 1931 from its original home in Bidston and rebuilt in its current location.
Greasby is home to a number of traditional pubs and stylish modern restaurants and bistros.
The Manor offers fine dining, while it’s hard to beat a quiet Sunday pint in the adjacent Coach and Horses. The Oak Bar & Bistro is popular for food, a coffee and also doubles up as a function room for parties and events.
Pubs such as The Greave Dunning and Goodwin's Bar & Kitchen also offer food at affordable prices, while The Old Rathbone in Frankby has a nice beer garden. The Saughall Pub offers live music, sports, and other entertainment.
Between Greasby and Frankby is bed and breakfast Peel House, known for its afternoon teas and friendly service.
Greasby has a number of local independent shops with a choice of supermarkets close by, including a small Sainsbury’s in the village, a larger one in nearby Upton, and a Co-operative Food. There is also a Vets4Pets.
Greasby village is home to various small ventures including beauty parlours and salons, florists, opticians, a local post office, and a newsagent. Fresh food and produce can also be sourced from the local greengrocers, with meats and more available at Lewis’s Deli.
Over in Frankby is Larton Livery which is a warehouse of food and supplies for domestic pets. Saughall Massie also has its share of small independents including a dog groomers, charity shops, and a Co-operative Food.