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    Oldbury Area Guide

    Oldbury is one of Sandwell’s major highlights and is a proud part of the Black Country. Unsurprisingly, the administrative centre of the borough of Sandwell is Oldbury. Oldbury is not only great for residents but is also a fantastic place to do business.
    Oldbury is an industrialised market town, being one of the six towns that make up Sandwell. Oldbury was part of the ancient parish of Halesowen. In 1966, Oldbury was merged with Smethwick and Rowley Regis. In 1974, the town then became part of the new Sandwell Metropolitan Borough.

    Oldbury Property Market

    Sold property prices in Oldbury over the last year were up 2% on the previous year and up 3% during the 2017 peak. The majority of sales in Oldbury during the last year were semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £168,830. Terraced properties sold for an average of £154,761, with detached properties fetching £247,254. According to the latest Zoopla report, property values have gone up by 8.49% in the last 12 months. For more info, please contact our estate agents in Oldbury.

    Why Oldbury is a great investment

    Sandwell Council currently has immediate plans for the former Toys R Us store to be transformed into an £11 million retail park. This park will generate 75 jobs helping Oldbury’s already booming economy. Oldbury also has some of the highest rental yields in Birmingham.

    Schools in this area

    1.  Oldbury Academy – Oldbury Academy is a co-educational secondary school and sixth form. Its school opened as a merger of Warley High School and Langley High School on 1st January 1999. This school currently requires improvement in the eyes of Ofsted.
    2.  Perryfields High School – Perryfields High School is a co-educational secondary school and sixth form, aged 11 – 18. This school is Ofsted rated good.
    3.  Q3 Academy Langley – Q3 Academy Langley is a co-educational school aged 11 – 19. This school is Ofsted rated good.


    • Train – Oldbury town centre is only a few steps away from Sandwell & Dudley station. From there you can get to Birmingham New Street comfortably within the hour. From there, the whole of the UK is your oyster.
    • Bus – the 87 route will drop you straight into Birmingham city centre. The 74 will also take you to Birmingham, but goes as far as Dudley, giving you excellent opportunities to explore the Black Country more widely. These routes have an incredible frequency ranging from 10-30 minutes depending on your time of travel. Other services include the 89, 126, 13, 5, 238, 404, 404A, 404H, 688.
    By David Price