Top areas to live in Birmingham
There are lots of good places to live in Birmingham – especially for young professionals and anyone working in the city centre, where you can find some great apartments and buzzy nightlife. Look a little further afield and you’ll find some charming village suburbs, perfect for commuters or families.
If you’re looking for an apartment or property near the city centre, Digbeth is a great choice, and was recently voted the Coolest Neighbourhood in Britain by the Sunday Times. Full of character, Digbeth is home to plenty of creative industries, cinemas and arts venues, so you won’t ever be short of culture – and with an average property price of £158,268, you might be able to find a real bargain on a flat or apartment in Digbeth.
Erdington is an up and coming area, with plenty of investment. With an average property price of £161,300, Erdington is one of the most affordable places to buy in Birmingham It’s also just a 10-15 minute commute from Birmingham centre, so it’s a good choice for anyone looking to get out of the city to raise a family.
A charming suburban spot, Harborne is known as ‘the village’ by locals. A busy little high street gives Harborne a real community feel. With plenty of good schools in the area and strong transport links into Birmingham centre, there’s lots to recommend about Harborne, which explains the slightly higher average property price of £279,000 in the area.
Bearwood is notable for having lots of open, green spaces – a great place for raising children, or anyone who enjoys being out in the countryside while keeping easy access to Birmingham city centre. There’s a wide variety in housing prices, from £90,000 to around £225,000, but in general this is a good, reasonably priced area to buy a house in Birmingham.
One of the best areas for young professionals, Brindleyplace is the heart of the city. Situated around a network of canals, making it picturesque and charming, there are some great apartments and flats to be found here. Some big employers like Deloitte and Deutsche Bank are located in Brindleyplace, which makes for an easy commute, but there’s also plenty of restaurants, bars, and cafes for a great work/life balance.