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    Shirley Area Guide

    Shirley is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull, which is nine miles from Birmingham City Centre. The up and coming area is a residential and shopping neighbourhood, which is seeing growing popularity.

    The area has a wealth of attractions, amusements and amenities. You are spoilt for choice and with investment being made to the town; it’s the perfect time to make the move to Shirley.

    Shirley Property Market

    Sold property prices in Shirley over the last year were up 4% on the previous year and up 2% during the 2018 peak. The majority of sales in Shirley during the last year were semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £291,242. Detached properties sold for an average of £417,602, with flats fetching £173,532. According to the latest Zoopla report, property values in Shirley have gone up by 4.52% in the last 12 months. For more info contact our estate agents in Shirley.

    Why Shirley is a great investment

    Shirley is one of Birmingham’s more upmarket residential areas. Shirley and Solihull are a bit more economical than Sutton Coldfield but still at the top end of Birmingham property prices. Shirley has rental yields around 3-4%. Solihull Council’s cabinet has proposals to refresh the economic growth plan for the area. Around £50,000 would be spent on developing the plan, which will help Shirley’s economy.

    Schools in this area

    1. Shirley Heath Junior School – Shirley Heath Junior School is a coeducational school aged 7 – 11. This school is Ofsted rated outstanding.
    2. Light Hall School – Light Hall School is a co-educational secondary school that annually exceeds the national average of marks for GCSEs and KS3. This school is aged 11 – 16 and Ofsted rated good.
    3. Tudor Grange Primary Academy – Tudor Grange Primary Academy is a coeducational school with academy status, aged 3 – 11. This school is Ofsted rated outstanding.


    • Bus – Of the many routes servicing Shirley, route 6 is one of the most popular as it connects Solihull with Birmingham city centre.
    • Train – Shirley station is well-frequented by trains from Birmingham Moor Street. Stourbridge Junction, Solihull and Whitlocks End are also popular destinations from Shirley station.
    • Car – Shirley is connected to the M42 motorway by the A34. From the M42, Shirley residents can travel throughout the Midlands and the UK more generally.

    What to do in Shirley

    Stratfrord Road is a bustling area in Shirley, and is also home to a variety of excellent eateries. If you visit Shirley and don’t eat at one of these restaurants, you’re missing out on a whole series of amazing gastronomic experiences.
    Along the A34, you will find many car dealerships such as Renault, Ford, Jaguar, BMW, Audi and Land Rover as well as a combined Ferrari and Maserati dealership.
    Shirley is a beautiful area to walk through and you will find the majestic Warwickshire countryside nearby. The Stratford-Upon-Avon canal also flows through Shirley, where you are able to take peaceful stroll by the canal.
    For a day out with the little ones, you can visit Shirley Park where you can access facilities such as play areas, tennis courts, sports pitches, active exercise equipment, a separate dog park and a skate park.

    By David Price