Set in the very heart of the Midlands, Lichfield balances centuries of history and beautiful scenery with modern transport links and great schools. With architecture from across the last 8 centuries, this city tells a story all of its own, and brings an unbreakable sense of community with it.
Popular with couples and families alike, this is a great location for anyone who wants to work enjoy the convenience of being close to large cities without being constrained by the noise and permanent flow of people. With easy access to the A38 for drivers and direct trains to both Birmingham and London, professionals can enjoy the semi-rural countryside without sacrificing the buzz of big cities. For families, Lichfield is an especially attractive option, with fantastic primary and secondary state schools within the city, and a number of prestigious private schools in the surrounding areas.
In terms of amenities, you’re spoiled for choice in Lichfield. The cafe culture is strong, providing visitors and residents with plenty of choice between high street chains and independent favourites for their coffee.
Lichfield city itself is smaller than many of the neighbouring towns, but retains its city status thanks to its unique medieval 3 spired cathedral. Built between the 13th and 14th centuries this is the only cathedral of its kind in the UK, and attracted visitors from far and wide. The city’s other main claim to fame is that Lichfield is the birth place of Samuel Johnson, who crafted what is considered to be the original English dictionary. The effect of standardising English was unprecedented, smoothing out communication issues across the nation, as well as helping implement a national standard of reading and writing. Until the Oxford Dictionary’s publication 150 years after this, Johnson’s work was regarded as the pre-eminent British dictionary. His house still stands in the city centre, and now functions as a museum to his legacy.
The importance of history is appreciated in Lichfield, with the National Memorial Arboretum sitting just outside of the city. With regular events and The Ride To The Wall each year, this is an area which appreciates all that has come before us. In 2015 over 7000 motorcylcles from across the country to pay homage to all of those who have laid down their lives for the armed services.
With all of these perks and all of this culture, it’s easy to see why property values in this idyllic location have increased by almost 40% over the last 5 years. Studios can be found for as little as £85,000, 2 bedroomed apartments for just £90,000 spacious 3 bedroomed terraces for £160,000. From there, prices steadily increase until they reach the £750k mark, at which point you can find fantastically presented 5 bedroomed detached properties.
For more information about Lichfield and why it could it could be the right place for you, get in touch with Hunters today. We can’t wait to show you some of the best properties in the area, because when you’re ready to move, Hunters gets moving.