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    Harborne Area Guide

    Harborne is an area of Birmingham, three miles from Birmingham City Centre. It is a Birmingham City Council ward in the formal district and the parliamentary constituency of Edgbaston, as Harborne lies next to Edgbaston.Harborne is a Victorian suburb with predominantly pre-1900 housing and the early 20th century. The known oldest part of the area is known locally as ‘Harborne Village’. Harborne Village is centred on St Peter’s Church, which dates back to Anglo Saxon times. St Marys Church was the first Roman Catholic congregation, from 1870.

    Building work started on the current church on 8th September 1875 and it opened on 6th February 1877. The Augustinians arrived at St Mary’s in 1973 to a growing catholic population and work on a new church. Harborne transferred its county borough from Staffordshire to Birmingham in 1891.

    Harborne Property Market

    Sold property prices in Harborne over the last year were similar to the previous year and were up 3% on the 2017 peak. The majority of sales in Harborne during the last year were semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £274,950. Terraced properties sold for an average of £243,615, with flats fetching £167,782. According to the latest Zoopla report, property values have gone up by 5.87% in the last 12 months. For more info, please contact our estate agents in Harborne.

    Why Harborne is a great investment

    Just outside of Birmingham City Centre, Harborne continues to be one of the most desirable postcodes in Birmingham. It is very popular with families and young professionals; Harborne offers a relaxed village vibe with the excitement of the city just ten minutes away. Demand is always high within Harborne because of the amenities and quality of properties on offer, without compromising access to the city-core. Harborne has seen some of the best property growth over the last ten years with 39%, Harborne also has some of the highest rental yields the city has to offer.

    Schools in this area

    1.  Harborne Primary School – Harborne Primary School is a mixed-gender school aged 4 – 11. This school is Ofsted rated outstanding.
    2.  Lordswood Girls’ School and Sixth Form Centre – Lordswood Girls’ School and Sixth Form Centre is an all-girls secondary school and sixth form, aged 11 – 18. This school is Ofsted rated outstanding.
    3.  Harborne Academy – Harborne Academy is a mixed secondary school and sixth form, aged 11 – 19. Previously a community school named Harborne Hill School, it was converted to academy status in September 2010 and was renamed Harborne Academy. This school is Ofsted rated good.

    Transportation

    Harborne is served by the following bus routes: iGO: 10H, 10S and National Express West Midlands: 11A, 11C, 19, 23, 24, 27, 48.

    Harborne Area Guide
    By David Price