Property prices in the West Midlands area increased an average 7.2% during 2017. Compare that with just a 2.3% rise in London and an average 4% rise across the country, and all the action seems to be in the towns and cities of Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry, West Bromwich, Walsall, Dudley and Solihull.
Why move to the West Midlands?
The West Midlands remains one of the major powerhouses of the UK. With proposed plans to increase its industrial, commercial and service sectors still further, there has never been a better time to look at houses for sale in West Bromwich and the surrounding areas. New builds are going up in all districts, and in the near future, job opportunities are set to increase further across the West Midlands in all sectors.
With schools and colleges working hard with local employers to help close the skills gap, families, young couples, and singles buying property in the West Midlands, can look forward to a happy and prosperous future. So where are the most popular areas to live? With the county being a major hub for the UK road network, and having excellent public transport systems, commuting back and fore to work anywhere in the West Midlands won’t be a problem.
Love Country Style Living
On the outskirts of Dudley and just seven miles from Birmingham city centre, Halesowen is a rural town with a vibrant community. It has a good selection of primary and secondary schools, and the option of several colleges and universities in the area.
Hampton in Arden
From rural town to real country village. Situated farther out between Birmingham and Coventry, the commute into town is still only 40 minutes on a bad day. With village pubs, hog-roasts, and annual festival, this is village life at its most laid back.
Bournville is just six miles from Birmingham city centre. Although designated a conservation area in the 1970s due to its Victorian architecture, the nearby Cadbury factory is still producing its chocolate. What it’s not producing, or selling, is alcohol. No village pub, and an alcohol-free supermarket. Sobriety is the name of the game if you live in Bournville.
Just 14 miles from Birmingham, or a 30-minute train ride station to station, Bromsgrove provides the country lifestyle, within easy reach of the big city. The area is 90% rural, and has a large number of green spaces, parks, and outdoor activities.
Not everyone enjoys the country lifestyle. Many prefer the hustle and bustle of town or city dwelling. They like a finger on the pulse, and the vibrant nightlife of a Saturday night. There are plenty of flats and houses for sale in West Bromwich and the larger towns and cities of the West Midlands for those who prefer to be where the action is.
What’s not to like about Birmingham for the dedicated townie? With a population of over one-million people, the fabulous Bullring retail and leisure complex, museums, universities, and awesome pubs and clubs, they cater for everyone in this hustling bustling metropolis.
While this large friendly town may not have the same bustling vibe of its bigger neighbours, you will certainly get more bricks for your pound when looking for flats and houses for sale in West Bromwich. Ideal for first-time buyers, there is a good selection of vacancies in all sectors. With a bright modern shopping complex, and easy commuting, it is a great place to get a foot on the property ladder.
A big, energetic city, with good employment prospects in the engineering and aerospace industries. Just 15 miles from Birmingham or a 100-minute commute to London, property of all types is plentiful and competitively priced.
If you enjoy being at the centre of things, with good employment prospects, excellent education facilities, and varied social activities, you could do a lot worse than check out living in the West Midlands.