Solihull - Local Area Guide
Average Property Price: £274,608
Just 7.5 miles south-east of Birmingham you’ll find the large town of Solihull.
Like many northern towns, Solihull is a diverse place. You can expect to see bustling, designer brand shopping high-streets - as well as quieter, rural villages in the surrounding areas.
So there’s somewhere suitable for you to settle down, whichever lifestyle you prefer. One major benefit everyone in Solihull shares is its location. It’s just 10-15 minutes on the train into Birmingham, whilst the Birmingham Airport is close by too.
And there are also excellent transport links to the rest of the country.
Key Points of Interest in Solihull
Solihull has its fair share of prestigious shopping outlets.
John Lewis is incredibly popular in the area, whilst you’ll also spot notable brands such as Armani, Dolce and Gabbana, and Prada on the high-street. Residents can also choose to take in a show at Genting Arena.
Typically, most weekends are packed out as people come to watch comedy shows, musical performances and sports events. If you prefer something a little more low-key, Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens is a beautiful place to visit - particularly in the summer.
And a trip to The National Exhibition Centre should be on your agenda too. It’s only 10 minutes away from Solihull, and hosts over 140 different events every year.
Education and Transport
Solihull has a number of primary and secondary schools, many of which are of a good standard.
There is a sixth-form college (known as The Sixth-Form College) located near the town centre, and Solihull College offers degree courses.
However, there are no universities. The nearest can be found in Birmingham and Coventry. Luckily, students won’t have to leave Solihull to attend these institutions. As the transport links are excellent.
As we’ve already mentioned, you can get a train from Solihull to Birmingham in under 15 minutes. It takes a little longer to make the commute to Coventry - about an hour - but this is still an option many choose.
Restaurants in Solihull
Solihull is filled with dining options, from the affordable to the luxurious, and the local to the international.
Whatever you’ve got a taste for, you won’t be left disappointed by what’s on offer. The Delhi Restaurant and Morton’s Kitchen are just a couple of the places we’d recommend you check out.
Of course, you also have the well-known chain restaurants. If you simply fancy a Nandos, a Pizza Express or a TGI Fridays - then you’re sorted. But if you’re in the mood for something a little different, there are many independently-owned eateries that offer excellent service, and quality dishes.
Housing in Solihull
House prices in Solihull are higher than the national average, by approximately £50,000.
According to the Land Registry, a property in Solihull is worth, on average, £274,000 - compared to £227,000 in the UK overall. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t more affordable properties on the market. You can buy a one bedroom flat in certain areas for under £100,000.
On the other end of the scale, some of the more luxurious houses can go for over £1 million. If you’re interested in buying a property in Solihull, either to live in, or as part of a buy-to-let plan, Hunters can help.
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