Resting just 3 miles outside of Birmingham, Harborne is a quiet suburb with a population of just over 23,000. This leafy suburb is a great place for all of those families and professionals who want to work in central Birmingham without sacrficing the sense of community that comes with smaller areas.
Harborne is a Victorian suburb and still retains much of its early architecture, the highest concentration of which is found in what is colloquially known as Harborne Village. The churches in Harborne can give history buffs hours of joy, with claims to fame including St Chad preaching in Harborne’s St Peter’s Church during the Medieval period. St Mary’s Catholic Church also stands proudly, with a breath taking tower reaching up to the sky. Compared to the Quaker founded Birmingham suburbs, Harborne has a healthy number of pubs and bars. The famous ‘Harborne Run’ pub crawl has between 10 and 15 spots -- depending on which list you’re following!
With homes available to buy from as little as £60k, this area is growing increasingly popular with bright, young professions who are kicking off their career in the city centre. The commute is a mere 7 minutes by train, and the central location allows you to reach other locations with ease. Edgebaston and Bourneville are just a short trip away, providing entertainment for people of all ages. Of course, there’s plenty to do in Harborne itself, with picturesque golf courses, a wide selection of independent and chain restaurants and boutique, high end retailers for those days where you need a little retail therapy.
For families moving into the area, there are a number of great schools in and around Harborne for you to choose from. Whether you opt for one of the faith led schools or the many secular primary and secondary schools in the area is entirely up to you. Whatever you choose there are strong academic records abounding so you can be confident that your children will receive a great education. There are also a good number of private schools around Harborne and the wider area, tuition and extra costs vary, but this is a fantastic option for anyone who wants to enter their children into independent schools.
Whatever it is that brings you to Harborne, you can always fall back on the knowledge that this is an unbeatable location to grow in. Whether that’s your professional career, your family, or both, Hunters are here to help you find the right home and take that next step. Get in touch with us today and find out how we can help you. When you’re ready to move, Hunters gets moving.