Areas to Live

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  • Birmingham City Centre

    With four Michelin starred restaurants, a world-class symphony hall and ballet, the largest library in Europe, high end designer names and department stores, one of the top three schools in England and over 600 parks it’s easy to see why Birmingham City centre is a great place to live, work and play.

    Areas of interest

    • The new Library of Birmingham
    • Think Tank – Birmingham Science Museum
    • The Bullring Shopping Centre
    • Adams Restaurant – Michelin Starred Restaurant

    Interesting Facts

    • More canals than Venice
    • Birmingham is home to Cadbury’s Chocolate
    • Has over 6 million trees
    • Ocean Colour Scene, Duran Duran, ELO, Dodgy, UB40 and Black Sabbath all hail from Birmingham
  • Edgbaston

    The leafy, affluent and upmarket streets of Edgbaston are home to spacious Regency villas and Georgian mansions to rival London’s upper class properties in Belgravia. Boasting some of the best schools in the country, Edgbaston High School for Girls, St Paul’s School for Girls, St George’s School, King Edward’s School, King Edward VI High School for Girls and Priory School are all in close distance.

    Home to Edgbaston Cricket Club, Edgbaston Archery and Lawn Tennis Society, world class tennis venue; The Edgbaston Priory Club the popular area of Birmingham has much to do.

    Areas of interest

    • Edgbaston Cricket Club
    • Birmingham Reservoir
    • Winterbourne Botanic Garden
    • Simpsons – Michelin Starred restaurant

    Interesting Facts

    • University station takes you to Birmingham New Street in eight minutes
    • J. R. R. Tolkien lived in Edgbaston during his teenage years
    • Neville Chamberlain Former British Prime Minister, was born in Edgbaston
    • Resident express high levels of satisfaction with regard to their local area as a place to live
  • Harborne

    Just a stone’s throw from Birmingham City Centre, Harborne offers a surprising blend of Victorian and Edwardian properties surrounded by leafy, green conservation areas and good schools.

    High end jewellers, independent retailers, eclectic charity shops, cafes, eateries, bars and pubs sit comfortably in this desirable Birmingham suburb with a ‘village’ feel.

    Areas of interest

    • Birmingham Botanical Gardens
    • State of the art £12m pool and leisure centre
    • Turners Restaurant – Michelin Starred restaurant
    • There is a famous “Harborne Run” pub crawl consisting of from 10 to 15 pubs

    Interesting Facts

    • Nobel Prize-winning chemist and physicistFrancis William Aston was born in Harborne
    • Mentioned in The Domesday Book
    • Metchley Park has evidence of a Roman fort
    • Home to Chad Valley Toys
  • Hockley

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  • Moseley

    A popular cosmopolitan residential suburb of Birmingham with a number of bars and restaurants, Moseley offers residents a great place to live, work and play.

    Just two miles south of the city centre with a unique identity, Moseley’s affluent yet artistic feel has an abundance of properties for let and is hugely popular for young professionals looking for somewhere just outside of the city.

    Areas of interest

    • Annual Moseley Folk Festival
    • Award winning, monthly Farmer’s Market
    • Moseley Park and Pool
    • Moseley Bog and Sarehole Mill, which are part of the Tolkien Trail

    Interesting Facts

    • Birthplace of Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran
    • Local band Ocean Colour Scene have an album named ‘Moseley Shoals’
    • Moseley Bog is considered the inspiration for JRR Tolkien’s Middle-earth
    • Home to two secondary schools and several primary schools.
  • Selly Oak

    A residential yet suburban area of Birmingham, Selly Oak and Selly Park are just over two miles from the city centre and are both well served by public transport for savvy commuters.

    Just a couple of miles from the city centre, the areas of Selly Oak and Selly Park are located around the A38 and combine national retail chains, boutique independents and a lively night-time and are popular post codes for students, university employees and hospital workers.

    Areas of interest

    • Grade 2 listed Selly Oak Pumping Station
    • Selly Manor
    • Mary’s Church; a grade 2 listed gothic inspired church
    • Selly Oak Park

    Interesting Facts

    • Famous for mechanising thenailing trade using wrought iron
    • BBC Drama ‘Doctors’ is filmed in Selly Oak
    • Is listed in the Domesday Book in 1086
    • Former Olympic athletes, Audrey Court and Max Madders lived in Selly Park