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5 cool neighbourhoods in Birmingham to buy a home in 2016


Birmingham has a lot of great places where you can enjoy of an exciting night life, cultural events and fine restaurants. Some areas were already popular for that, but Birmingham is always evolving and there might be other places that weren’t on your list. This year you may want to visit these areas while looking for your dream home.


You can read in our blog about the ambitious plans for Digbeth with the Beorma Quarter, that will provide high-standard homes for many people. With many more projects on, such as Fabric Square and over 300 flats that will be completed this year, this is going to be one of the areas with the greatest growth.

Birmingham Smithfield will replace the old market and will include homes, galleries, museums, music venues and open spaces. There will be another development on Bradford Street, which will be a residential square.

Digbeth has traditionally been considered the artistic neighbourhood of Birmingham. If you enjoy art and cultural events you will find many venues, as well as the well-known Custard Factory.


Moseley is fighting to keep their liberal and alternative identity. It was recently chosen as one of the best places to live in UK and it will definitely appeal to music lovers.

Because of this, you can expect to pay more for a house in Moseley than in nearby areas. The majority of house sales in there last year were terraced homes, with the average price around £204,433.

Moseley hosts a folk festival and a Jazz Funk & Soul Festival in Moseley Park. It also features the MAC (Midlands Arts Centre), which hosts a variety of theatre, dance, music and comedy performances. Also, if you enjoy food festivals, several of them are organised in Cannon Hill Park.

Kings Heath

Not far from Mosely is Kings Heath, with an independent spirit and much more affordable homes. It is a unique place for shopping with a number of boutiques, the vintage flea market at All Saints Centre, street food market on the village square and the Kings Heath Food Assembly. There are also a lot of cafes, restaurants and some live music venues such as the Hare and Hounds.

If you are looking to buy a home in Kings Heath, you will find plenty of period terraces, being also popular those near the Highbury and Kings Heath parks.

Holloway Head

If you have been reading our blog lately, you will know that this might become the new millionaire’s row. It might be hard to believe because it doesn’t look very appealing when you see it, but developers have a firm belief this area has a great potential and are building a lot of new flats.

Holloway Head is near New Street Station, the Bullring, many pubs, theatres and nightclubs. It is a superb place for party people.

The prices of the flats vary but are due to rise up. Concord House has the record with a sale for £1.8 million, although in 2015 was also sold an apartment in Clydesdale Tower for only £87k.

The Jewellery Quarter

This area will continue its process of transformation this year. More old warehouses will be converted into flats, studios and penthouses. Last year, home prices went from £66k for a studio in St Pauls Square to £690k for a loft developed by Javelin Block in Viceroy House.

Residents in Jewellery Quarter can enjoy a great variety of restaurants, pubs, cafes and a busy night life around St Paul Church Square and the Square Peg.


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5 cool neighbourhoods in Birmingham to buy a home in 2016
By David Price