Shared Ownership in West Midlands
Explore affordable shared ownership properties and developments in the West Midlands.
The West Midlands covers several counties known for sweeping landscapes, canals, green spaces and rich heritage, as well as vibrant city living. Whether you are looking for a cottage in the country, loft living in the city, or a family home in a small town, the West Midlands delivers it all.
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Firstly it is a great place for city living – Birmingham is the second-largest city in England, boasting the amazing and ultra-modern Bullring shopping centre which is delightfully juxtaposed against the more historical buildings of the city. Birmingham also offers residents a wealth of green spaces and many miles of canals to explore too.
The popular boroughs of Dudley, Coventry and Wolverhampton are all within the West Midlands County area and within easy reach of Birmingham city centre – offering homeowners connectivity without the hubbub of city life. The counties of Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire are also located in the West Midlands – covering a large area of green and pleasant land – a landscape that inspired JRR Tolkien’s “Shire” in the famed Lord of The Rings books.
The West Midlands is known for its amazing academic and cultural institutions – there are ten universities here – as well as being a hub of UK manufacturing. Household names Cadbury’s and Rover are both located in the area; and it has a reputation for being at the centre of the UK’s advanced engineering and manufacturing centres. Ultimately residents here will discover that there is plenty of potential for those seeking academic and employment opportunities.
Many people visit the West Midlands for great days out too – whether that is exploring historical sites such as Warwick Castle, enjoying live music at the O2 Institute, having a wild day out at West Midlands Safari Park, or indulging in some retail therapy at the Bullring shopping centre. There is also a cracking sports scene here, especially for cricket with rivals Worcestershire and Warwickshire right next to each other; and football delivers excitement between Birmingham City, West Bromwich Albion, and Aston Villa.
The West Midlands has plenty of places to visit and attractions to enjoy. Here are a few of our favourites.
You can shop the biggest and best high street brands, dine at some of the most well known eateries, and even enjoy a spot of adventure golf all under one roof at the Bullring in Birmingham – that’s if you can tear your eyes away from the amazing architecture. Yes, the building itself is contemporary art in action inside and out. The shopping centre also plays host to a number of exciting events throughout the year, a unique city attraction for residents to enjoy.
Warwick Castle delivers a historic day out that is brought to life with interactive exhibits and reenactment staff. Guests of all ages will be amazed at the 11 centuries of history waiting to be discovered in this mediaeval castle. Live action performances, special event days, and even an opportunity to sleep over in a mediaeval fortress all happen at this historical venue.
This drive-through safari adventure will bring you face to face with African elephants, lions, rhinos and giraffes over a four-mile route. This is an immersive and unforgettable experience, all nestled in the glorious surroundings of the Worcestershire countryside.
There are over 520 miles of waterways that run through the West Midlands, many miles of which are within a kilometre of homes in the area. This offers a wonderful opportunity to explore the landscape either on foot, by boat or on a kayak or paddle board.
This is the place for historic, modern, and contemporary art. Located in the centre of Walsall, visitors can explore four floors of works including Van Gogh, Monet and Turner as well as exhibitions by local artists. There is also a roof terrace and art library to enjoy.
There are over 130 independent schools in the West Midlands, the top ranking of which are found in Birmingham, Rugby, and Shrewsbury. Walsall, Solihull and Birmingham have the highest rated state secondary schools, and there are ten Universities in the region for those looking for higher education opportunities.
The M42, M1, and M6 provide the West Midlands with amazing connections to many parts of the country, and there is also an outstanding rail network too, allowing passengers to get from Birmingham to London in just 2 hours, and just under that to reach Manchester. Birmingham Airport is connected to over 150 destinations worldwide including many long-haul locations.
There is a huge choice of NHS and private healthcare options for residents over the six counties in the West Midlands. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham is one of the largest single-site hospitals in the UK.