New homes in Wolverhampton
Welcome to Wolverhampton
Whether you’re exploring historical sights, taking the kids to the farm or walking in the countryside, there’s plenty to see and do near your new home in Wolverhampton. With convenient transport links, lots of employment opportunities and great local amenities, a move to Wolverhampton could be the right choice for you and your family.
A quick history
Wolverhampton dates back to the 10th century when a church and monastery were founded in the local area, encouraging the growth of a new settlement. By the 13th century Wolverhampton was given a charter, and it became a bustling market town.
During Medieval times, industry in the town centred around wool, and by the 18th century Wolverhampton became a stop-off on the road between London and Holyhead. The Industrial Revolution caused a boom in the town’s population, with bicycle and locomotive making becoming popular in the 19th century. In 2001 Wolverhampton became a city, and today it is a thriving shopping destination.
Business and industry
There are a number of big businesses in and around Wolverhampton, including Jaguar Land Rover’s Engineering Manufacturing Centre. Other major employers include Wolverhampton City Council, Birmingham Midshires, the University of Wolverhampton, Carillion, Marston's, Chubb Locks and Goodrich Actuation Systems.
Things to do in the area
Wolverhampton is home to lots of high street and independent shops, with malls including the Mander Shopping Centre and the Wulfrun Shopping Centre. If you want to escape the city and enjoy a breath of fresh air, you can go for a relaxing walk at Wightwick Manor and Gardens, or spot wildlife at Pendeford Mill Nature Reserve.
Historic places of interest near to Wolverhampton include Moseley Old Hall, Bantock House Museum and the Black Country Living Museum. If you have kids, they’ll love days out at Northycote Farm and Country Park, Dudley Zoo and Castle, and Rodbaston Visitor Centre Animal Zone.
Football fans can watch Wolverhampton Wanderers play their home matches at Molineux Stadium, and discover the history of the club at the Wolves Museum. Other attractions worth a visit in Wolverhampton include Banks's Park Brewery, the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and West Park.
Travel and commuting
If you’re commuting to work from your new home in Wolverhampton, the journey to Birmingham takes just 15 minutes by train or 30 minutes by car. Walsall is a 25-minute drive away, and it’s a 45-minute drive to Shrewsbury or 35 minutes by train. The drive to London takes two hours 40 minutes, while the train journey takes just one hour 45 minutes.
When it’s holiday time, Birmingham Airport is only a 45-minute drive from Wolverhampton travelling via the M6.