Kingstanding Area Guide
Kingstanding is an area in north Birmingham, seven miles from Birmingham City Centre. The name of the area is derived from the occasion when King Charles l supposedly reviewed his troops in the area on 18 October 1642 during the English Civil War.The first references to Kingstanding were as King’s Standing. The area was largely rural until 1928 when large-scale residential development commenced in the area. It was during the 1930s and 1940s that most of the current housing was built. Kingstanding is also known as a transport hub, with buses arriving and departing from every corner of Birmingham, and the city centre itself, often within only a few minutes of each other.
Kingstanding Quarter Property Market
Sold property prices in Kingstanding over the last year were similar to the previous year and up 13% on the 2017 peak. The majority of sales in Kingstanding during the last year were semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £160,429. Terraced properties sold for an average of £142,106, with flats fetching £100,500. According to the latest Zoopla report, property values have increased by 5.87% in the last 12 months. for more info, please contact our estate agents in Kingstanding.
Kingstanding is a great investment
Kingstanding is one of the more affordable areas in the city. With incredible transport links and much more affordable property prices compared to surrounding areas, Kingstanding has seen a growth of 39% in the last 10 years and is commanding higher rents making this an ample time to invest in Kingstanding.
Schools in this area
- Kings Rise Academy – Kings Rise Academy is a co-educational school and nursery aged 3 – 11. This school currently requires some improvement in the eyes of Ofsted.
- North Birmingham Academy – North Birmingham Academy is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form aged 11 – 19. The school converted to academy status on 1 January 2010. This school is Ofsted rated good.
- Twickenham Primary School – Twickenham Primary School is a coeducational school aged 3 – 11. This school is Ofsted rated good.
- Bus – As mentioned above Kingstanding Circle is a transit hub for buses. Routes include the 7, 28, 28A, 28B, 33, 65, 66, 66A, 451, 757, 869, 907, 934, 934A, 935, 935A, 28C, 807.
- Car – the A453 runs through Kingstanding and connects the area to the rest of Birmingham.