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    Sutton Coldfield Area Guide

    Sutton Coldfield is an area of Birmingham that has long been one of the most sought after suburbs in Birmingham. Henry VIII granted Sutton Coldfield a Charter of Incorporation naming it a Royal Town in 1528 thanks to the influence of Tudor churchman Bishop Vesey, who was born in Sutton Coldfield and became Henry VIII’s chaplain and later Bishop of Exeter.
    Since then, The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield has been home to some of the countries most illustrious personalities, and some of the UK’s most regal properties. Sprawling estates are found throughout Sutton, particularly in the famously exclusive Four Oaks Estate, and on Little Aston’s renowned Roman Road. As well as luxury homes, Sutton also offers everything practical that residents could require to enjoy life to the fullest.
    This suburb lies about 7 miles northeast of Birmingham city centre and borders Little Aston, North Warwickshire, Lichfield, Erdington and South Staffordshire. One of Sutton Coldfield’s main attractions is Sutton Park, the UK’s 8th biggest according to Ordnance Survey. When you consider that the Park is situated in an entirely urban area, whereas other parks on the OS list are set in vast expanses of countryside, which gives you an idea of Sutton Park’s sheer scale. Just a short walk through a few of Sutton Park’s 8.4 km² gives you a wonderfully tranquil pause from the bustling town centre.

    While you’re there, why not eat in one of the Park’s great restaurants or play a round or two of golf on its 18-hole course? The possibilities are endless.

    Property Market in Sutton Coldfield

    The values of properties in Sutton Coldfield have gone up by 3.74% this year. The average price for property in Sutton Coldfield stood at £374,135 this month. This is a rise of 1.60% in the last three months and rise of 3.74% 12 months ago. In terms of property types, flats in Sutton Coldfield sold for an average of £196,335 and terraced houses for £249,478. This is according to the current Zoopla estimates.

    The majority of sales in Sutton Coldfield during the last year were semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £302,573. Detached properties sold for an average of £526,203. For more information about this area, please contact our estate agents in the Sutton Coldfield area.

    Why Sutton Coldfield is a great investment

    Not only are sale prices on the rise in Sutton Coldfield but the population is too. Sutton Coldfield makes up for 8.4% of the total population of Birmingham, meaning housing is desperately needed. With 24 new builds integrated with Sutton Coldfield’s beautiful character houses, this suburb gives you the best of both aesthetics.

    Birmingham City Councill has recently put a plan through for Sutton Coldfield to have a new 3,000 home estate. This development will take 16 years to build as Birmingham City Council are cautious not to expand on to too much nature under the Green Belt Policy. Sutton Coldfield like any suburb also has properties up for auction, making a competitive investment. 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

    • Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls – Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls is an all-girls grammar and sixth form with academy status aged 11 – 18. It was opened on 18 September 1929 as Sutton Coldfield High School and then changed its name to Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls in the late 1990s. This school is Ofsted rated outstanding.
    • Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School – Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School is a selective state grammar school with academy status aged 11 – 18. Founded in 1527 by the Bishop Of Exeter, John Vesey’s who was a friend of Henry VIII and tutor of his elder daughter Queen Mary I. This is one of the oldest schools in Britain and the third oldest school in the West Midlands. Ofsted has rated this school outstanding.
    • Sutton Coldfield Primary School – Sutton Coldfield Primary School is part of the Prince Albert Community Trust – a successful multi-academy aged 3 – 11. This school does not have an Ofsted report yet as they are a newly established school.


    Sutton Coldfield has regular services from Sutton Coldfield railway station on the Cross-City Line to the centre of Birmingham. Sutton is an easy commute for people who work in Birmingham.
    The town is bypassed to the north by the M6 Toll, accessible from Sutton by junction T2 at Minworth, T3, T4, and T5 at Shenstone. It also has easy access to the M6 to the South, via junctions 5, J6 and J7 at Great Barr; and also the M42 in the east, via junction 9 near Minworth.

    What to do in Sutton Coldfield

    Sutton Coldfield is a haven of luxury, far enough away from the city centre to give you some much-needed peace and calm, but close enough to allow you to work, shop or for some sightseeing in the city centre as conveniently as possible.

    Sutton Coldfield also has many attractions like Wyndley Leisure Centre’s fully equipped gym and swimming pool. If you feel like you have had quite enough exercise for the day, then The Gracechurch Shopping Centre in Sutton’s town centre offers a cornucopia of big-brand retailers, local gems, wonderful cafés and restaurants you will wish you had discovered earlier. The Empire Cinema screens everything from live opera from the Royal Opera House to the very latest Hollywood blockbusters every single day.

    Sutton Coldfield Area Guide
    By David Price