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Best place to live in Birmingham in 2019

Where to live in Birmingham

Where would you like to live in Birmingham? With many beautiful areas, this West Midlands city offers you plenty of options. Let’s see the best place to live in Birmingham in 2019.

Birmingham is the largest and most populous British city outside London, with a population of 1,101,360 in 2014, and is one of the busiest and most vibrant in the whole country.

With so many people already living in the area, and so many other people looking to move to the area, it is understandable that many people across the world have an interest in the Birmingham property market and any changes that have occurred over the last 12 months.

The majority of sales in Birmingham during 2018 were terraced properties, selling for an average price of £166,865. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £206,173, with flats fetching £160,433.

Birmingham, with an overall average price of £195,360, was similar in terms of sold prices to nearby Birmingham City Centre (£196,479), but was more expensive than Sparkhill (£145,567) and Small Heath (£132,345).

Overall sold prices in Birmingham over the last year were 4% up on the previous year and 17% up on the 2015 level of £166,273.

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Best places to live in Birmingham

Jewellery Quarter

There is no shortage of fantastic shopping options in Birmingham, but the Jewellery Quarter offers something a little bit different.

It is believed that this area manufactures around 40% of all of the jewelry made in the United Kingdom.

The fact that this area is a historic one with a notable style of its own means that it is a hugely popular tourist attraction, and it welcomes countless tourists on a daily basis, many of whom are there to see the local sights as opposed to shopping.


Moseley was recently chosen as one of the best places to live in the UK and it will definitely appeal to music lovers.

Because of this, you can expect to pay more for a house in Moseley than in nearby areas. The majority of house sales in there last year were terraced homes, with the average price around £204,433.

Moseley hosts a folk festival and a Jazz Funk & Soul Festival in Moseley Park. It also features the MAC (Midlands Arts Centre), which hosts a variety of theatre, dance, music and comedy performances. Also, if you enjoy food festivals, several of them are organised in Cannon Hill Park.

Kings Heath

Not far from Mosely is Kings Heath, with an independent spirit and much more affordable homes.

It is a unique place for shopping with a number of boutiques, the vintage flea market at All Saints Centre, street food market on the village square and the Kings Heath Food Assembly. There are also a lot of cafes, restaurants and some live music venues such as the Hare and Hounds.

If you are looking to buy a home in Kings Heath, you will find plenty of period terraces, being also popular those near the Highbury and Kings Heath parks.


Located in Cannon Hill Park, this is a hugely popular attraction due to the diversity of events and exhibits on offer. While you will find that you can gain entry to the building and many of the events for free, there are charges for most of the events.

This is also the setting for crafts and food markets throughout the year, which means that it is a great hub of local engagement and interaction.

If you are in Birmingham and want to experience local customers, culture, and creativity, this is an ideal destination for you to fit into your schedule.

Sheepcote Street, Birmingham City Centre

Presenting this fantastic fifth floor apartment in the City Centre in the sought-after Brindley Point Developments. Just off Sheepcote Street, which in turn is situated off Broad Street, the apartment has easy access to Birmingham Sea Life Centre, Birmingham financial district, bars/restaurants and of course, the social delights of Broad Street.

Wheeleys Lane, Birmingham

Love Your Postcode present a two-bedroom ground floor apartment in the Park Central Developments in Birmingham City Centre. If you are looking for a modern and stylish apartment, look no further.

Upon entrance into the hallway, you have a door leading to the lounge with ample size windows allowing lots of natural light into the property. The perfect place to relax with access onto the decking area. With modern painting and dark brown oak wood flooring, you would not want to miss out on this stunning apartment.


Edgbaston is an affluent suburban area of central Birmingham, curved around the southwest of the city centre and is bordered by Moseley to the South East and by Smethwick and Winson Green to the North West. Edgbaston is famous for many reasons, including the celebrated Edgbaston Stadium. Some of the biggest matches in cricket history have been played at the Stadium. England has played at Edgbaston on numerous occasions. This year, Edgbaston Stadium will host the world-famous Ashes test series between England and Australia.


Harborne is one of Birmingham’s many cosmopolitan hubs. As well as hosting some of the areas finest green spaces and largest, most luxurious properties, Harborne is also home to many boutique shops and eateries. Every cuisine is catered for in impressive style. Whether you want a light snack or a full meal, the Hagley Road allows you to stop for some delicious refreshment while you’re shopping.

Birmingham City Centre

Living here puts you right in the middle of a vibrant, thriving multi-cultural community. There is so much to do in Birmingham city centre, whether you are using it for business or pleasure, that you will never have a dull moment while living here. We will detail some of the area’s highlights in this article.

The Tolkien Trail

While the success of the motion pictures means that The Lord of The Rings is hugely popular, these books and The Hobbit, have meant that JRR Tolkien has been one of the most famous and popular authors of all time. The writer, who spent time in his youth in Birmingham, was inspired by a number of areas that impacted on his writing and the Tolkien Trail is a hugely popular tourist attraction in the city. You have the chance to view where Tolkien lived, where he would play as a child and you can also see where he studied; while learning more about the writer and his work.

St Martin in the Bullring

It is likely that the Bullring is going to be one of the destinations you visit during your time in Birmingham but you don’t have to spend all of your time shopping. If you are looking for a more spiritual experience or you want to enjoy stunning architecture with a religious style, you’ll find that St Martin in the Bullring is the ideal destination.

Canon Hill Park

There will be times when you want to take things easy and there are some parks and green spaces that will help you to relax and take things easy when you are out in Birmingham. With close to 600 parks and open spaces in the wider Birmingham area, there is no shortage of options but if you’re looking for a chance to unwind, people watch and make the most of your spare time; Cannon Hill Park is the ideal option.

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Best place to live in Birmingham in 2019
By Local Estate Agent