Is Stourbridge a nice place to live?

Is Stourbridge a nice place to live?

So, you're thinking of moving to Stourbridge? Read below the reasons why we believe Stourbridge is a fantastic town for families.

Stourbridge is surrounded by the countryside

One of the main reasons Stourbridge is so popular for residents is the location. The large town itself is surrounded by beautiful countryside; bordering Staffordshire, Clent Hills, and Kinver. These rural areas are made up of picturesque villages, meaning fabulous country pubs and woodland walks- perfect for a day out with the family. While being so close to endless rolling green hills, Stourbridge is located just 13 miles from Birmingham, the second-largest city in the UK. With the great transport links Stourbridge provides, you can be in Central Birmingham within 30 minutes- perfect for city commuters. Stourbridge is also only 22 miles from the beautiful city of Worcester, which again can be accessed by public transport. Another huge transport benefit is the direct train from Stourbridge Junction train station to Central London, which operates several times a day. So, if you're a city commuter, but prefer the peace of the countryside by the weekend, Stourbridge could be your perfect hometown.

Stourbridge is great for children

From high-performing school catchment areas to entertaining days out, Stourbridge is ideal for a growing family. Stourbridge is the home to the famous King Edwards College, which is situated right on Stourbridge High Street. Oldswinford Hospital is also within proximity of the Town Centre, making both of some of the highest-ranking schools in the UK accessible to Stourbridge residents. The popular West Midlands Safari Park is a 20-minute drive, a similar distance to Cadbury's World in Bournville, both of which make great days out for the whole family. If you prefer a shopping day, Merry Hill will have everything you need - from designer retailers to pound shops, along with fabulous independent businesses in the surrounding villages. For a local day, Mary Stevens Park, Stourbridge, is great all year round- with a pond to stroll around, a children's play area, outdoor gym equipment, ice cream vans, and a coffee shop.

Be apart of history

If you are moving from outside of the West Midlands, you may not know much about The Black Country. The Black Country gained its name in the mind 19th Century and covers most of the boroughs in Dudley and Sandwell. The population of these areas is incredibly proud of this name. The people of the black country are renowned for being down-to-earth individuals, with a great sense of humour. You can of course visit The Black Country Museum to learn all about the history, which you may also notice is where some scenes of The Peaky Blinders in filmed.

Besides its history, Stourbridge was listed as the 10th most expensive place to live, outside of the south, in 2016, with the average price achieving £1,943 per square meter. With house prices increasing in Stourbridge by 8.82% over the past 12 months alone, the popularity of making Stourbridge a family's hometown is growing rapidly.

Contacting us

Find your local office

Our Offices
Homeowner looking to sell?

Your FREE Seller’s Guide