The Best Places To Live In Solihull in 2023

Sat between Birmingham, Coventry and Sutton Coldfield, Solihull is a district full of opportunity for buyers and renters alike. With everything from million pound houses in upmarket neighbourhoods, to quaint village properties in idyllic communities, to swanky town centre apartments – you’ll be sure to find something you adore in Solihull. With plenty of exciting developments and regeneration in the pipeline, check out the best places to live in Solihull in 2023 below:

The Best Places to Live in Solihull in 2023

Thinking of moving to Solihull? Or moving to a different area of the West Midlands? As a leading Solihull estate agent, we have a deep understanding of the area. Below we’ve summarised some of the best places to live in Solihull, examining amenities, house prices and the demographics in each area.

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For Upmarket Living: Shirley

Shirley sits just west of Solihull town centre and is home to some of the most upmarket properties in the West Midlands. Nearby Shirley Park, Palmers Rough and Robin Hood Golf Club provide ample green spaces to enjoy with friends, family and pets, and contribute to the feeling of suburban bliss that Shirley has. If you’re looking to purchase a property in Shirley, expect to pay £390,000 on average.

For A Village Feel: Knowle

The quiet village of Knowle combines an idyllic neighbourhood atmosphere with fantastic commuter links to Solihull town centre, Coventry and Birmingham, making it the ideal spot for those wanting the best of both worlds. With just 11,000 residents, Knowle offers an opportunity to join a tight-knit community without missing out on the many amenities that nearby Solihull has to offer. House hunters can expect to pay an average of £679,000 for properties in Knowle, with this premium price point largely being a result of the abundance of garden space many properties come with.

For Job Opportunities: Bickenhill and Marston Green

Home to huge employers at the National Exhibition Centre, Resorts World Arena, National Motorcycle Museum and Birmingham International Airport, Bickenhill is a fantastic area for nearby job opportunities. What’s more, if you need to travel abroad for work, or across the country, Bickenhill is home to Birmingham International Airport and Train Station, making travel a breeze. There are also plenty of amenities nearby that will make living in Bickenhill a joy – from arena concerts, to extensive outlet shopping and casino nights, there’s something for everyone. Properties around Bickenhill and Marston Green fetch an average of £265,000.

Ten Reasons To Live In Solihull

1 - Birmingham International Airport

Birmingham International Airport provides national and international flights that make holidays and work trips a breeze for Solihull locals. The airport is also undergoing extensive work that will create an abundance of local job opportunities.

2 - Plenty Of Green Spaces

Brueton Park Lake, Elmdon Park and Malvern Park are just three of the many well preserved green spaces across Solihull. With over 1500 acres of parks and green spaces across Solihull, it's no wonder the region has gained a reputation for its idyllic landscapes.

3 - A Variety Of Shopping Options

With Resorts World's huge range of outlet stores, and Touchwood's variety of high street staples, you'll never be stuck for retailers to explore in Solihull. You'll also find plenty of independent and niche stores across the district.

4 - Classic Village Feel

Broader Solihull is home to a spattering of quaint villages - from Balsall Common to Berkswell and Dorridge. This creates an authentic, community feel that can be a breath of fresh air for those looking for a change from bustling inner city living.

5 - HS2 Connectivity

Solihull will become home to a new HS2 Interchange Station close to Resorts World and Birmingham International Airport. This is already producing thousands of long term careers, and will make cities like London and Manchester even more easy to commute to.

6 - Fantastic Career Opportunities

Besides the aforementioned HS2 and Birmingham International Airport job opportunities, Solihull also offers great career options at large businesses such as Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls Royce and EE. Many such businesses locate themselves at the popular Birmingham Business Park.

7 - Superb Commutability

Drivers will find commuting a breeze via the nearby M42 and M6, and local commuters will find Solihull's train and bus service a fantastic way to move around the region. Not to mention Birmingham International Train Station and Airport which makes it simple for locals to reach destinations.

8 - The Best Schools

Besides being within easy travel distance of universities in Birmingham and Coventry, Solihull has fantastic primary and secondary schools. Solihull School, Arden Academy and Tudor Grange Academy all achieve exceptional grades.

9 - Well Preserved Heritage

Founded as a place of trade, Solihull has a rich history that can be traced back to the Domesday Book. The history of Solihull can be explored across the regions many heritage sites, namely Malvern Hall and St Alphege Church.

10 - Great Dining Options

Whether you're looking for a fine dining establishment such as Peel's Restaurant or Esabella's, or a reliable restaurant chain like Boston Tea Party of Turtle Bay, Solihull has you covered.

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For The Young Professional: Solihull Town Centre

Young professionals will find commuting a breeze from Solihull town centre: trains from Solihull to Birmingham take just 9 minutes, making it a popular option for those working in England’s second city. There are plenty of useful and exciting amenities in Solihull town centre too – the Touchwood shopping centre offers a variety of options to indulge in some retail therapy, there are plenty of bars and restaurants to explore, and ample green spaces to unwind in. You can expect to pay £495,000 for properties across the B91 postcode, however, flats and apartments sell for less than half this price at an average of £222,000, making them a good option for first-time buyers, young professionals and investors.

For Commuters: Hampton In Arden

Hampton in Arden makes a wonderful place to move to if you wish to gain easy access to key sites across the region whilst not being in the centre of a bustling town or city. Sitting between Solihull and Coventry, and less than 15 minutes via train to Birmingham, families have unrivalled access to some of the best higher education facilities in the Midlands. The nearby M42 and A45 offer commuters direct links to the aforementioned towns and cities, and neighbouring Bickenhill is home to Birmingham International Airport for those that may require international travel for work or leisure. Hampton in Arden also has its own train station which travels to other local stations across Solihull and the West Midlands, with nearby Birmingham International station providing direct links to London, Manchester and Glasgow. Properties cost £553,000 on average in this area.

For Green Lovers: Elmdon

If you enjoy having a morning run, walking your dog, or spending time in idyllic green spaces, the suburban village of Elmdon is the part of Solihull for you! Elmdon Nature Park is a Green Flag park and local nature reserve with a huge play area, tennis courts and outdoor gym equipment. Nearby Elmdon Hall, Solihull Moors Football Club and the Jaguar Land Rover Experience also offer plenty of chances to unwind with local entertainment. Better yet, if you’re looking to explore nearby Birmingham, you can simply grab a train from neighbouring Bickenhill and end up in the city centre in a matter of minutes – Elmdon offers all the quirks of a small village, with the fantastic proximity to premium amenities. Properties in Elmdon cost an average of £262,000.

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