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    Harborne Area Guide

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    Why move to Harborne

    Harborne is a charming suburban village and has become increasingly popular. It offers its residents a welcome break from the face-paced lifestyle offered in Birmingham’s City Centre. Known as ‘the village’, Harborne offers a lively high street which is a great place to socialise and visit some of the local eateries. The area is ideal for young families with established schools, fantastic transport, an abundant green space and characterful properties on offer in this hotspot.

    A little bit of history about Harborne

    In the early 19th century, the well known Victorian suburb was a small country village in the remote part of Staffordshire. The area has a large stock of housing which dates from the 19th and 20th century, which is found mainly around the High Street. In 1891, its southern half voted to become part of Birmingham and transferred into Warwickshire, and then the West Midlands.

    It’s most famous industry, the Chad Valley Company, is probably Britain’s best known toy manufacturer and was based in the area for eighty years.
    Architecture and Property

    Harborne is one of the more expensive areas of Birmingham, with the average property price for the area currently sitting at £357,657. The area is known for its village feel, and with the maintenance required for the upkeep of the amenities, it’s not surprising that the area is a little pricey.

    Shopping and Amenities

    Harborne High Street is the hub of this quaint village and a must for visitors to the area. There are numerous independent boutiques and eastires on offer, where vintage lovers can browse for hidden gems and food lovers are spoilt for choice with fresh produce. If this isn’t enough, a short hop on the bus will take you directly to the City Centre where you can visit the iconic Bullring shopping centre.

    Harborne is home to an assortment of sport and leisure clubs, offering everything from yoga to swimming and Tai Chi.

    Going Out

    Harborne has a bustling food scene with the choice of many gastro pubs, including The Plough and Harborne Kitchen. By night, the village is home to the famous ‘Harborne Mile’, which is a pub crawl from one end of Harborne High Street to the other, involving many pubs and bars.

    Green space

    Harborne is a suburban area with attractive greenery spaces clustering around the village. Grove Park is a public park on the westerly side of Harborne Park Road. Residents are able to take a leisurely stroll around the park, which was historically part of The Grove, an 18th century Georgian house.


    Families benefit from a great range of local schooling options in both the academy and grammar institutions, including Harborne Primary School, Chadvale Primary School, Lordswood Girls’ School and Sixth Form Centre, Lordswood Boys School and Harborne Academy. The schools in the area are averagely graded good and outstanding by Ofsted.


    Residents of Harborne benefit from excellent transport links with a wide selection of bus routes and coach services. A short bus trip will take you directly into the City Centre, where you are able to access direct train links to major cities including London and Manchester.

    Harborne Area Guide
    By David Price