New Homes in the West Midlands
New Homes in the West Midlands
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One of only two landlocked regions in the UK, the West Midlands has countryside and major cities including Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Solihull, Walsall and West Bromwich.
Incorporating five counties - Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Shropshire and Herefordshire - the West Midlands has historic sights, the countryside, and first-rate amenities. New homes in West Midlands offers the chance to live in a lively, diverse region with great transport links and many job opportunities.
Places of interest
The West Midlands is a major sporting region, especially when it comes to football. Villa Park is the home of Aston Villa FC, the Britannia Stadium is home to Stoke City and West Brom play at The Hawthorns. Birmingham City and Wolverhampton Wanderers also play Championship football.
Cricket fans can enjoy world-class cricket at Edgbaston in Birmingham, home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club.
The West Midlands is home to major UK leisure attractions including Cadbury World, Alton Towers, Drayton Manor, the National Sea Life Centre and West Midland Safari Park.
For history and culture, there’s a huge choice ranging from the Black Country Living Museum to Dudley Castle and the National Trust’s Aston Hall and Blakesley Hall. Stratford-upon-Avon is the birthplace of William Shakespeare, and home of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
The West Midlands has a lively events calendar centring on the National Exhibition Centre and the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham. Retail centres on the world-renowned Bullring shopping centre.
The Wye Valley, Cannock Chase, the Malvern Hills and the Shropshire Hills offer a chance to relax in the countryside.
Higher education in the West Midlands is well-established, with a total of twelve universities. The five with the largest student populations are Coventry University, the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, the University of Warwick and the University of Wolverhampton.
The most esteemed schools in the region include King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls, Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls, King Edward VI Five Ways, King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys and Stratford-upon-Avon Grammar School for Girls.
The West Midlands have excellent transport links - allowing for easy travel within the region and to other parts of the UK. The biggest transport hub of the region is Birmingham, with the city’s New Street Station providing quick links to other major cities including London and Manchester.
By road, the West Midlands is served predominantly by the M5 and M6, with the M42 intersecting the region west of Coventry. A car journey from one end of the region to the other - Coventry to Worcester - takes 50 minutes via the M6.
From Birmingham, the largest city in the region, London can be reached in just one hour 25 minutes by train from Birmingham New Street to Euston. Manchester is a one hour 30 minute train journey from Birmingham, or one hour 45 minutes by car. Bristol is one hour 25 minutes by train or one hour 45 minutes by car.