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    Redditch Area Guides

    Redditch is an area of Worcestershire, which is 15 miles from Birmingham City Centre. Redditch was once famous for being home to the largest hammer in the world – Erie, it is now the international centre for the needle and fishing taking industry. Before Redditch was designated as a new town in 1964 the Romans built a road through Redditch in 60 A.D.
    Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi’s mosaics line Redditch’s famous Kingfisher Shopping Centre, which is home to all the brands you love. When you’ve finished shopping, Redditch has so much more for you to enjoy. A golf course, a National standard BMX track and numerous sports centres allow you to stay active and have great fun at the same time. If you’re not a huge sports fan, numerous cafés, restaurants and bars give you a vast choice of places to eat and relax. St Stephen’s Church has been a hub for local events since its construction in the 18th Century.
    The average asking price in Redditch is £226,908 making sale prices rise by 2.11% within the last three months and property prices going up by 8% in previous years.

    Redditch Property Market

    Not only have house prices gone up in Redditch, the average value of a house are now £226,908.00. The majority of sales in Redditch during the last year were detached properties, selling for an average price of £319,630. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £212,684, with terraced properties fetching £172,025. Redditch Council has just approved a plan to build 19 new affordable homes. For more info about the property market, please contact our estate agents in the Redditch area.

    Why Redditch is a great investment

    Redditch offers great investment opportunity, not only are value and property prices going up, but there’s also a new estate being built with affordable homes. During this housing crisis, a lot of towns and cities around the UK are facing housing shortages and Redditch is one of those places, meaning your investment will never sit empty and if you ever have a worry it will we can advise you on our guaranteed rent packages.

    Redditch is an attractive prospect for investors; already an established commuter town outside of Birmingham with exciting plans in the pipeline for improvements to infrastructure and regeneration throughout the town. Get an instant free local property valuation and find out how much your house is worth today using our professional estate agents’ services.

    Schools in this area

    Schools in this area

    Redditch is one of the few areas of the country where the three-tier system of first, middle and high schools still exists.

    1. RSA Academy Arrow Vale – RSA Academy Arrow Vale is a co-educational high school-aged 13 – 18. This school is rated Outstanding by Ofsted, making it the first high school to be awarded this grade in Redditch.
    2. Birchensale Middle School- Birchensale Middle School is a co-educational school aged 10 – 13. This school is rated Good by Ofsted.
    3. Abbeywood First School- Abbeywood First School is a co-educational lower school aged 5 – 10. This school is Ofsted rated Good.


    Located only 6 miles from the M42, Redditch has easy access to Birmingham International Airport via the M40, M5 and M6. Birmingham City Centre and New Street Railway Stations are only a short journey away from the Redditch Bus and Railway Station. Redditch has now also added community transport to help their community. This service is for people that cannot use public transport, all that is required is a bus pass.

    What to do in Redditch

    Redditch has many outdoor and indoor activities for you to do. Redditch is home to the famous Lickey Hills Country Park and Arrow Valley Country Park and Arrow Valley Lake. You can also visit the indoor Forge Mill Needle Museum, The Abbey Hotel and Kingfisher Shopping Centre.

    Redditch Area Guides
    By David Price