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    Great Barr Area Guide

    Great Barr is a suburban area in North Birmingham, three miles from Birmingham City Centre. The area was historically in Staffordshire, and the parts now in Birmingham were once known as Perry Barr, which is still the name of an adjacent Birmingham district. Great Barr was largely rural until the early 20th century, however, it was to witness to the beginnings of the industrial revolution in the nearby towns of Birmingham and the Black Country.

    Great Barr Property Market

    Sold property prices in Great Barr over the last year were similar to the previous year and up on 10% the 2017 peak. The majority of sales in Great Barr during the last year were semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £187,151. Terraced properties sold for an average of £172,117, with flats fetching £117,027. According to the latest Zoopla report, property values have gone up by 6.74% in the last 12 months. For more info, please contact our estate agents in Great Barr.

    Why Great Barr is a great investment

    Since 2017, Great Barr has seen a consistent 10% rise in property sale prices per year, showing a consisted need and high turn over of properties in the area. Ambitious plans have been put forward to build a brand-new 1,500-home neighbourhood between Great Barr and Sutton Coldfield. This neighbourhood would be situated on fields between Queslett Road and Doe Bank Lane in Great Barr and Aldridge Road in Streetly. The new estate will have significant-high-quality public open space and green infrastructure, well-designed homes, and new community facilities, making it very attractive to the 78,190 people in the Black Country looking for a new home.

    Schools in this area

    1. Whitecrest Primary School – Whitecrest Primary School is a mixed-gender school aged 4 – 11. This school is Ofsted rated good.
    2. Fortis Academy – Fortis Academy is a co-educational secondary school and sixth. This school currently requires improvement in the eyes of Ofsted.
    3. Dorrington Academy – Dorrington Academy is a primary school and nursery aged 3 – 11. This school is Ofsted rated outstanding.


    • Bus – The 51 and X51 services offer fast routes to and from Birmingham city centre. Services 5 and 46 travel to and from West Bromwich. The 881 is the bus you should choose to get to Palfrey. The 51 bus will take you to Walsall.
    • Train – The closest train station to Great Barr is Hampstead, 1.4 miles from Great Barr. Services go to Birmingham New Street.
    • Car – The A34 runs through Great Barr to Walsall and Birmingham City Centre. The M6 and M5 are also very close to Great Barr.
    Great Barr Area Guide
    By David Price