New Homes in Birmingham
Located in the West Midlands with the M5 and M6 motorways bypassing the centre, Birmingham is a hub for business and culture. With trains to London taking an hour and 15 minutes, places like Wolverhampton, West Bromwich, Dudley and Coventry are much closer to new homes in Birmingham.
Whether you’re taking the kids to hands-on science museums or going hiking through Sandwell Valley, Cannon Hill Park also provides a welcome open space close to the heart of town, which offers other top attractions such as Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and the Bullring. Browse the shops in the Jewellery Quarter and Victoria Square too, once you pick from our developments near Birmingham below.
Living in BirminghamEngland’s second city is a buzzing, exciting place to live with so much going for it in so many different ways. You can find out exactly what that is below, while you can discover more about money-saving initiatives like our Movemaker scheme when you head over to our latest offers page.
Things to see and do in BirminghamA city packed with brilliant cultural attractions as well as a wide selection of open spaces in and around the centre, there’s something to do for people of all ages and tastes. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is full of interesting artistic and historical exhibits, while the Thinktank science museum is perfect for a family excursion with its entertaining interactive displays. There’s plenty of entertainment to be found outdoors too, thanks to spots like the central Bunbury Park, where you’ll find a kids’ playground for the little ones. Things open up a little more as you head out of the city centre, including in places like Sandwell Valley Country Park just west of town. Sutton Park lies to the north of the city, while Canon Hill Park is on the opposite side of town and offers everything from an arts centre to mini golf and a boating lake.
EducationThere are plenty of excellent schools in and around the city centre, including Lea Forest Primary Academy in the Kitts Green area. It’s ranked as one of the city’s best primary schools with a central catchment area. Little Sutton Primary, meanwhile, is in nearby Sutton Coldfield and rated as outstanding by Ofsted. King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls in King’s Heath is also in the education board’s top bracket, along with the boys’ school next door.
Transport links in BirminghamIt won’t come as any surprise to hear that Birmingham has first-class transport links. Centrally located within the UK, the main train station is Birmingham New Street, which you can use to catch a train to London in an hour and 20 minutes, with HS2 cutting this down to just 50 minutes. The city is also served by the West Midlands Metro service and a major international airport, in addition to a host of motorways including the M6, M5 and M42.
The Birmingham property market
With everything from city centre apartments to vast detached homes on the edge of town, house prices in Birmingham are lower than the national average. This means you could score a great house for a great price, whether you want to be in the heart of the city or in a surrounding area like Bromsgrove or Bitterscote. Wherever you want to buy your new home, make sure you check to see if you could benefit from the Deposit Unlock scheme if you’re in need of a little extra support.