Handsworth Wood Area Guide
Handsworth Wood is a suburban area of Birmingham, three miles from Birmingham City Centre. It is also a ward within the formal district of Perry Barr. Handsworth Wood is regarded as the premier residential area in North West Birmingham, due to the significantly large number of Victorian and imposing detached houses and semi-detached homes.
By the end of the 19th century, Handsworth Wood was only a scattered building development in a rural area, with very large houses for the wealthy.
It was between the two World Wars and up to the 1950s that Handsworth Wood was developed largely with private housing. It is an area that has maintained its middle-class status to the present.
During World War ll the boundary between Handsworth and Handsworth Wood marked the line between being safe and unsafe from bombing, due to the affluent residents of the area properties are larger than usual sizes meaning Handsworth Wood was ideal for evacuees.
Handsworth Wood Property Market
Sold property prices in Handsworth Wood over the last year were up 13% on the previous year and up 23% during the 2016 peak. The majority of sales in Handsworth Wood during the last year were semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £246,840.
Detached properties sold for an average of £354,432, with terraced properties fetching £178,568. According to the latest Zoopla report, property values have gone up by 5.87% in the last 12 months. If you need more info, please contact our estate agents in Handsworth Wood.
Handsworth Wood is a great investment
Handsworth Wood investments are always popular. The area has consistently high rental yields and property prices due to its extensive history and luxury property appearance. It’s a diverse area with a lot of creativity and potential in its property market.
Schools in this area
1. Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy – Handsworth Wood Girls’ Academy is a secondary school and sixth form aged 11 – 18. This school is Ofsted rated outstanding.
2. Westminster Primary School – Westminster Primary School is a coeducational school aged 3 – 11. This school is Ofsted rated good.
3. King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School For Boys – King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School For Boys, formerly and commonly Handsworth Grammar School, aged 11 – 18.
The area is well served by Bus routes 16, 11C and the 101. The area had its own Railway station until 1941 known as Handsworth Wood railway station. The old station site lies in a cutting through Handsworth Park, adjacent to St. Mary’s Church.
These days, the nearest train station is Perry Barr, which lies on the border between Perry Barr and Handsworth Wood.
V. What to do in Handsworth Wood
Handsworth Wood has many great restaurants including an all-vegetarian takeaway, Mr Singh’s. If vegetarian food isn’t for you, then you can visit Istanbul Restaurant, which serve some of the best Turkish food you’ll find in Birmingham.
If you fancy a nightcap then you can go to New Garden Gate or The Farcroft in Handsworth Wood, these two bars have a great vibe. If bars or restaurants aren’t for you, the town also has three cinemas nearby; Cineworld, Vue and The Crown Cinema.