Quinton Area Guide
Quinton is a ward in Birmingham, five miles from Birmingham City Centre. Quinton borders the Birmingham suburbs of Harborne and Bartley Green. Quinton is home to the Church Of England’s Church, Christ Church. The Church has the highest point of any building in Birmingham. Before the Church was built, it was part of the ancient parish of Halesowen and was largely owned in medieval times by the wealthy Abbey at Lapal near Halesowen.
Though this area (including the Christ Church) dates back to the Victorian era, Quinton was formally removed from Worcestershire and incorporated into the county borough of Birmingham on the 9th November 1909.
Quinton Property Market
Sold property prices in Quinton over the last year were up 7% on the previous year and up 5% during the 2017 peak. The majority of sales in Quinton during the last year were semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £233,279. Terraced properties sold for an average of £184,657, with flats fetching £173,054. According to the latest Zoopla report, property values have gone up by 8.09% in the last 12 months. For more info, please contact our estate agents in Quinton.
Why Quinton is a great investment
Quinton has one of the oldest populations in Birmingham and the lowest crime rate. Housing in Quinton is mostly 1930s and 1940s semi-detached family homes mixed with some bungalows and more modern developments. Quinton has rental yields around 4%. This great suburb also borders the area of Warley in Sandwell and is separated by the M5 motorway from the town of Halesowen in Dudley.
Schools in this area
1. Quinton Church Primary School – Quinton Church Primary School is a coeducational school aged 4 – 11. This school is Ofsted rated good.
2. Four Dwellings Academy – Four Dwellings Academy is a coeducational school with Academy status, aged 11 – 16. This school is Ofsted rated good.
3. Hillcrest School – Hillcrest School is a secondary school for girls with a sixth form attached. This school is for pupil aged 11 – 18. This school is Ofsted rated Good.
Bus – Quinton is fantastically served by the X8 route which arrives in the beating heart of Birmingham city centre. The 9 and X10 also offer quick and convenient access to Birmingham. The 54 and 54A provide regular services to West Bromwich, while the 19 goes as far as Dudley.
Car – The A456, M5, and M6 all provide convenient routes from Quinton into Birmingham and the rest of the UK.
What to do in Quinton
Quinton has a great selection of restaurants and take-outs, as they line the Hagley Road. One of the great restaurants is Big Man’s Food, serving halal burgers the size of your head! This restaurant also serves delicious desserts and sides. Once you’ve rolled out of Big Man’s Food you can wash it down with a drink in one of Quinton’s local bars, Island Inn.
Just a 10-minute drive away is Birmingham’s Botanical Garden, which is classed as one of Birmingham’s best attractions. As you walk through the gardens, it will transport you to a place of tranquillity and peace. There’s something for everyone, and you can choose from four stunning glasshouses showing tropical rainforest to arid, desert, playground, team and the garden gift shop.