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    Wolverhampton Area Guide

    Wolverhampton is a city, neighboring Birmingham in the West Midlands. Historically, Wolverhampton was part of Staffordshire, and the city was first known as a market town specialising in the wool trade before becoming a city. During the Industrial Revelation, Wolverhampton became a major center for coal mining, steel production, lock making, and the manufacture of cars and motorcycles.
    Local tradition states that King Wulfhere of Mercia founded St Mary abbey in Wolverhampton in 659. Wolverhampton was then officially found in 985 and named after Wulfrun an Anglo Saxon who founded the City.
    As well as being one of the Midlands’ industrial hubs, Wolverhampton is also home to Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. Football fans will know the Molineux, a stadium where they will always face tough and determined opposition. This spirit of growth and reinvigoration is found throughout the city. Jobs are coming back to Wolverhampton, the city’s aerospace industry is thriving, and ever more creative and ambitious productions are shown by the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre (now in its 125th year).

    Wolverhampton Property Market

    Overall, sold property prices in Wolverhampton over the last year were 6% up on the previous year and 11% up on the 2017 peak. The majority of sales in Wolverhampton during the last year were semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £165,206.

    Terraced properties sold for an average of £139,894, with detached properties fetching £290,552. According to the latest Zoopla property report, property values in Wolverhampton have gone up by 4.21% in the last 12 months. For more info, please contact our estate agents in Wolverhampton.

    Why Wolverhampton is a great investment

    The city of Wolverhampton is seeing impressive economic growth, which is one of the many factors boosting the population and supporting increased demand for rental property combined with strong rental yields. The City is currently undergoing significant regeneration.

    Wolverhampton City Council is about to start work on a £55 million plan, which will change the face of the City Centre. The economy is also set to see a boost with projects such as expansion plans at the i54 business park, which is expected to generate around 1,700 new jobs. Wolverhampton is an investor’s haven, and they wouldn’t want to miss out on this up and coming city. 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

    1. The Royal School Wolverhampton – The Royal School Wolverhampton is a co-educational school and sixth form for day and boarding pupils. It is the only state school of its type in the UK to have a Royal Charter and be a free school. The Royal School was founded in 1850 by John Lees, a local lock-manufacturer and freemason. The Royal School is Ofsted rated good.
    2. Wolverhampton Grammar School – Wolverhampton Grammar School is a co-educational independent school. This schools Ofsted report is not available but Wolverhampton Grammar School was given the highest possible rating of ‘excellent’ across the board by the Independent Schools Inspectorate.
    3. Merridale Primary School – Merridale Primary School aged 3 – 11 is Ofsted rated good.


    • Train – Wolverhampton Station services all of the UK’s major cities
    • Bus – Wolverhampton Bus Station has serviced routes throughout the West Midlands since 1986
    • Car – Wolverhampton is well-serviced by the M6, M5 and M54 motorways
    • Tram – The M1 connects Birmingham and Wolverhampton

    What to do in Wolverhampton

    • The Bohemian: 25-27 Lichfield St, Wolverhampton WV1 1EQ
    • The Royal London: 4-6 Wulfruna St, Wolverhampton WV1 1LX
    • Riley`s Sports Bar: 1st Floor, Amar House, 32 – 40 Broad St, Wolverhampton WV1 1HP
    • Cineworld Wolverhampton: Bentley Bridge Park, Wednesfield Way, Wolverhampton WV11 1TZ
    • Light House: Suite 16, Chubb Bldg, Fryer St, Wolverhampton WV1 1HT
    • Open Air Film and Chill: Dunstall Park, Wolverhampton WV6 0PE
    By David Price