New Homes in Rugeley
New Homes in Rugeley
Welcome to Rugeley
Whether you’re exploring the countryside, shopping in the town centre or taking the kids for a day of family fun, there’s something for everyone close to the town of Rugeley. Located in Staffordshire just a short commute from Stafford and Birmingham, a new home in Rugeley could tick all the right boxes for your next house move.
A quick history
Rugeley is first mentioned in the Domesday book, but the town’s name originates from Old English. During the medieval era Rugeley was known for iron and glass manufacturing, and later at the time of the Industrial Revolution, the town boomed thanks to new transportation routes from the Trent and Mersey Canal. By the 1950s Rugeley was a major coal mining and market town.
Business and industry
If you’re moving to Rugeley for work, major employers in the local area include JCB and bet365 in Staffordshire, 2 Sisters Food and Farmfoods in Birmingham, and Healthcare at Home in Burton upon Trent. Other employers nearby include the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, Staffordshire County Council, the University of Staffordshire and the University of Birmingham.
Things to do in the area
Rugeley has a bustling town centre with regular markets and a number of high street and independent shops at the Brewery Street Arcade. The town is on the edge of Cannock Chase, where you can enjoy walks in the great outdoors.
If you’re moving to Rugeley with a young family, there’s lots to keep the little ones entertained nearby, including Chasewater Railway, Birches Valley Forest Centre, and Amerton Farm and Craft Centre. Older children will enjoy getting active at Wakelake, while the grown ups can practice their golf swing at Lakeside golf Club.
Other places of interest nearby include the Bullring shopping mall in Birmingham, Drayton Manor Theme Park, the Rugeley Rose Theatre and the Lichfield Garrick Theatre.
Travel and commuting
Whether you’re visiting family or travelling for work, it’s good to know that Rugeley is well-connected by road and rail. The journey to Lichfield takes just 10 minutes by train or 15 minutes by car, while the journey to Stafford takes 10 minutes by train or 25 minutes by car. From Rugeley, you can get to Birmingham in 45 minutes by car or 55 minutes by train. For trips to London, the train to Euston from Rugeley takes around one hour 40 minutes.
When it’s time to jet off on holiday, the drive to Birmingham Airport only takes 40 minutes, so your trip will get off to a quick and easy start.