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Best Places to Live in Birmingham

Oct 20, 2022
The Long Shoot development in Nuneaton

With more canals than Venice, a cultural heritage to rival the capital and a culinary scene to suit all tastes, Birmingham is a brilliant place to call home. Found in the West Midlands, Brum, as the locals call it, is the perfect base to start exploring the surrounding countryside, like the Cotswolds and Malvern Hills. 

If you're considering relocating to this thriving hub but are unsure what area to choose, we're here to help. Below we've picked five of the best places to live in and around the city, suitable for all lifestyles and budgets.


Digbeth is Birmingham's creative heart, named the 'coolest place to live in the UK' by the Sunday Times. It is described as bohemian, often compared to the likes of Camden and Shoreditch, thanks to its quirky shops, independent cafes, and digital-savvy entrepreneurs. It blends old and modern architecture with food trucks and street art at every turn. Property prices here are affordable, making it even more attractive to homebuyers.


Looking for a quieter lifestyle? Edgbaston is hard to beat. Located to the south of Birmingham's city centre, this affluent residential neighbourhood is perfect if you love being surrounded by green spaces. It is home to Birmingham Botanical Gardens – the highlight of the area. This city suburb is also a valid alternative if you like doing sport, with the Cricket Ground, the Archery and the Lawn Tennis Society on your doorstep.


If you prefer a rural lifestyle but still want to benefit from the city centre amenities, homes in Erdington could be what you're after. Rated as one of the best areas in Birmingham, this city suburb was ranked among the 'UK’s Top 10 hipster hotspots' and sits a stone's throw from various parks, like Witton Lakes and Pype Hayes. Properties here are always in high demand thanks to their proximity to the Spaghetti Junction, meaning you can enjoy direct motorway access and rail services on the Cross City Line.

If you've set your eyes on this area, browse our collection of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes on Dunstall Park development.


Often described as the 'verdant suburb', Bournville is found on the southern outskirts of Birmingham city centre. Despite property prices being above average, there are many opportunities for investments here. This suburb is especially popular among families thanks to the sprawling countryside, vast open spaces and excellent schools. Bakeries, quaint wool shops, florists and quirky and independent cafes give a unique charm to the neighbourhood.


If you'd like to be part of this lively community, don't miss our selection of 2 and 4 bedroom homes on The Elms development.


Surrounded by green spaces while still close to hand to the city centre, Solihull offers the best of both worlds. This lively suburb is rated as one of the best residential areas for families, thanks to the top-ranking schools and amenities. Two of Birmingham's most affluent streets are found here, as well as Resort Worlds – one of the city's largest entertainment complexes.


If you'd like to benefit from fantastic local facilities, our collection of 3 bedroom homes on Saxon View could be up your street.


Birmingham is a versatile and flourishing city with plenty going for it. Enjoy a wealth of exciting attractions or dive deep into Brum's long-standing industrial history at one of its museums. Either way, you won't be disappointed. Browse our thorough buying guides with all you need to know when buying a new home. We are here to help you through your home buying journey.