Shared Ownership in Birmingham
Explore affordable shared ownership properties and developments in Birmingham
The vibrant, lively city of Birmingham is more than a match for London, it comes with one big bonus: it’s a more affordable option while still offering charm, culture, excellent schools, a well connected transport system and a great spot in which to set up home. The multi-cultural spot has a well-earned reputation for being friendly and with Michelin-starred restaurants, world-class entertainment and excellent shopping courtesy of the Bullring on your doorstep, there’s a lot of love about the city.
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Widely known as the place that inspired Tolkein’s Lord of the Rings, Moseley is one of the most popular areas of Birmingham. Fans of Victorian architecture won’t be disappointed, and there are plenty of bars and cafes to entertain you, and green spaces to enjoy some family time.
If you want to be located closer to the city centre, the famous Jewellery Quarter is a great choice. While you’ll be living in the heart of a thriving city, you’ll be pleased to hear it retains the feel of a smaller town, with a great community vibe and a network of independent shops and restaurants on your doorstep. This area is also responsible for producing around 40% of the entire UK’s jewellery production. But it’s not just eating and shopping, the area also has a handful of museums including the Pen Museum and Newman Brothers Coffin Works.
Suburban living in the area is anything but boring. Popular spots include Shirley and Solihull – the transport links into the city are excellent, while you’ll be a stone’s throw from some of Birmingham’s nearly 600 parks and over 8,000 acres of open, green space.
Bournville – home of the nation’s favourite chocolate -and Edgbaston – home to the cricket ground with the same name – are two of Birmingham’s more affluent areas.
At the other end of the scale but certainly no less desirable, we have Digbeth, selected by Hollywood director Steven Spielberg for the filming of sci-fi blockbuster, Ready Player One. Known as the creative quarter it’s a top spot for students with colourful street art, event spaces and industrial heritage.
Finally, for families, Harborne is an excellent choice. The suburb has plenty of history, excellent schools and plenty of family-friendly outdoor areas to enjoy.
There are plenty of attractions and places to visit in Birmingham. These are just a handful of the top spots to pay a visit to.
The iconic Library of Birmingham is the largest public library to be found in Europe, it also has two claims to fame: it is home to one of the biggest collections of Shakespeare’s works in the world and to the renowned Shakespeare Memorial Room, which dates back to the Victorian era.
You could be forgiven in thinking you’d been transported to Venice – because in fact Birmingham has more canals winding through its city than the famous Italian town. While Venice is home to just 26 miles of water, Birmingham boasts 35 miles of canals. Dating back to the 1700s and 1800s, many of the canals have undergone restoration and developments creating a waterside space for residents to explore and enjoy. The vibrant canal area is crammed with top eateries, as well as the National Sea Life Centre and the Ikon Gallery.
Outside of London, Birmingham is proudly home to more Michelin-starred eateries than any other city. Try Purnell’s for British gourmet dishes as well as the special Brummie Tapas menu. Land, set in the Great Western Arcade, features an open kitchen so you can watch the chefs work, and a menu with Asian influences. Of course, Birmingham – known as the curry capital of Britain – is also home to several Michelin-starred Indian restaurants including Asha’s and Opheem.
The old Custard Factory is the place where Birmingham’s creatives gather. Bird’s Custard Powder was invented in the city in 1837, and the former factory now celebrates independent businesses and creative types in the studio complex. You’ll find atmospheric graffiti-strewn walls, regular art exhibitions, galleries, eateries and a cinema.
The Bullring is the city’s most famous and largest shopping destination and incorporates the iconic Selfridges building too. You’ll find River Island, Next, TK Maxx, The Body Shop, Morphe, Zara and more all under one roof. If you’re looking for designer threads, the Mailbox, on the other side of town serves up Emporio Armani, Harvey Nichols as well as top restaurants and a cinema.
Not unsurprisingly, for a city like Birmingham, residents will find a great selection of schools and education providers, excellent travel links and great amenities.
Families are fortunate that Birmingham has a wide range of schooling options. Within just an hour’s drive of the city, there are some 400 schools and no fewer than 15 universities. There are a number of independent schools as well as over 100 Ofsted rated-outstanding schools in the local area. For primary aged children, St Matthew’s CofE and Shaw Hill are well regarded. In the secondary sector, both St Paul’s School for Girls and Kings Heath Boys are ranked top.
Wherever you need to get to, the excellent transport links in Birmingham will make it effortless. A total of eight local rail lines cut through the city, plus buses and trams are plentiful and regular. It also boasts Birmingham Airport, which sits just 10 minutes outside of the city. It’s the UK’s 5th largest airport and serves more than 400 destinations.
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust is one of the leading NHS trusts in the country. There are a number of hospitals in the area including Birmingham Children’s Hospital, City Hospital, Heartlands Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Local A&E centres include City Hospital, Heartlands and Queen Elizabeth.
9 January 2023