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4 Great Reasons To Move To Birmingham

Birmingham is a huge city with a population of 1.149 million (2019) people. There are a huge variety of reasons for moving to Birmingham including great entertainment, a strong cultural scene, job opportunities, world-renowned universities and excellent schooling. Here we take a look at four of the key reasons why you should consider a home move to Birmingham:

  1. Transport Links

    M6 motorway
    Birmingham has an abundance of transport links in every category, making it easy to not only get around the city, but also more crucially get in and out of the city and explore everything in the near and far proximity with ease. Below, we take a look at some of the key features of the transport links Birmingham has to offer:

    1. M42 and M6 – These two motorways connect Birmingham to not only the M5 for trips to the South West, but also the M6 connecting Birmingham to the North and The East of England.
    2. Birmingham International Airport – With connections all over the world, this easily accessible airport can be reached directly via its own train station, saving on airport parking and reducing time.
    3. Train stations – Birmingham as a multitude of different train stations allowing people to easily get to London and Manchester for instance in as little as 2hrs and 1hr 40 mins respectively.
    4. Boat – Yes that’s right, Birmingham has more than 100 miles of canals connecting up to the Grand Union Canal, Worcester and Birmingham Canal, Stourbridge Canal and Stratford Canal.


  2. Cultural Scene

    There is an abundance of different cultures throughout Birmingham and this lends itself to a thriving food, music and entertainment scene.  From art exhibitions at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts to tasting all the goodies at the BBC Good Food Show in the NEC, Birmingham has a wide range of cultural activities for all.

    1. Birmingham Pride – The Pride Festival is a series of events across the weekend and based in Hurst Street.
    2. Indian Film Festival – Every June this exciting festival is based on films produced from across the Indian Sub-Continent.
    3. Foodies Festival – Another June event, this massive food festival is actually the biggest in the UK with tasty things to try for all palates.
    4. Tilt Festival – Is on in September each year and hosts a variety of acrobatics and live theatre to keep people of all ages totally engrossed.


  3. Choice of Property

    new build house in coalville
    There is a wide range of properties on offer in Birmingham covering a wide range of budgets and catering for all groups from singles, families, couples and retirees. Here we take a look at some of the best options on the market today:

    1. £125,000: One-bed period converted apartment in flourishing Moseley, a great area for young people and recent graduates.
    2. £215,000: Two-bed terraced house in Bloxwich, Walsall. Ideal first-time buyer home with spacious rooms.
    3. £395,000: Three-bed new build style detached family home in Solihull with garage and off-road parking.
    4. £750,000: Four-bed extended family home in Sedgeley, Dudley.  Huge garden, beautifully refurbished and a swimming pool.
    5. £2,500,000: Enormous 5-bedroom family home in the prestige area of Four Oaks Park. Even includes an outdoor pool, drawing room and detached bungalow for guests.


  4. Schools

    Birmingham has a wide range of schools for all ages including independent and state schools. Here we take a look at a selection of the best schools in the area, along with their Ofsted ratings or equivalent:

    1. Edgbaston High School for Girls
      Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TS
      Independent School for ages 2 – 18
      Fees: Up to £4,906 per term
    2. King Edward VI Handsworth School
      Rose Hill Road, Birmingham, B21 9AR
      State School for ages 11 – 18
      Ofsted Rating: Outstanding
    3. King Edward VI Aston School
      Frederick Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 6DJ
      State School for ages 11 – 18
      Ofsted Rating: Outstanding
    4. Cromwell Junior and Infant School
      Cromwell Street, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 5BA
      State School for ages 3 – 11
      Ofsted Rating: Outstanding
    5. Christ Church CofE Controlled Primary School and Nursery
      Claremont Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, B11 1LF
      State School for ages 3 – 11
      Ofsted Rating: Outstanding

Hopefully, our short guide for moving to Birmingham will give you a jumping-off point to carry out more research and really figure out if the city is going to be the right fit for you.

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