New Homes in West Bromwich
Welcome to West Bromwich
Whether you’re shopping in the town centre, exploring nature reserves or practicing your swing at the golf club, there’s plenty to see and do close to the town of West Bromwich. Located in the West Midlands just a short commute from Birmingham, a new home in West Bromwich could just tick all the right boxes for you and your family.
A quick history
West Bromwich was first mentioned in the Domesday Book in the 11th century, while a Benedictine priory was built in the 12th century. By the 18th century West Bromwich was a coaching town on the route between London and Shrewsbury, which helped the town to grow.Coal was discovered in the local area in the 19th century, and industries including nail and spring making began to thrive. West Bromwich was badly damaged by German bombs during the Second World War, but today it’s a thriving commuter town.
Business and industry
Employers in the town include West Bromwich Albion football club, and the NHS at Sandwell General Hospital. Major businesses based in Birmingham nearby include National Express, Mondelez International, Jaguar and Rolls Royce.
Things to do in the area
West Bromwich town centre is home to Kings Square, Queens Square and New Square shopping areas, along with regular markets, while you can also find The Oak House Museum and Manor House Museum in the town.
There are lots of green spaces close to West Bromwich, including Dartmouth Park, Sandwell Valley Country Park, Sheepwash Local Nature Reserve and Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. If you enjoy a weekend round of golf, Sandwell Park Golf Club is within easy reach of your new home.
If you have children or young relatives, there are lots of great family-friendly attractions close to West Bromwich, including Dudley Zoo and Castle, Sandwell Park Farm and Cadbury World.
Travel and commuting
Whether you’re commuting for work or travelling to see family and friends, it’s good to know that West Bromwich is well-connected by both road and rail. Birmingham is only 10 minutes from West Bromwich by train, or 20 minutes by car. You can get to Dudley in 15 minutes by car, while the journey to Walsall takes just 10 minutes by train or 25 minutes by car.
Travelling further afield, the train journey to London Euston from Sandwell and Dudley Station takes just one hour 45 minutes. When it’s time for a well-earned holiday, you can get to Birmingham Airport in just 30 minutes.