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New Homes in Smethwick

Live the Life

Located in the West Midlands, just four miles outside Birmingham, Smethwick is perfectly situated for those looking for a good commuter base with plenty to see and do in the local area. Whether you’re enjoying some family time with a walk through the local woods, learning about the history of the area or planning a day out in the centre of Birmingham there’s something for everyone to enjoy close to your new home in Smethwick.

Things to see and do

Smethwick is home to the Galton Valley Canal Heritage Centre, having moved to the New Smethwick pumping station recently. You can find out about the history of the canals as well as enjoying a relaxing family walk along the waterside. If exploring the great outdoors is your thing Warley Woods and Lightwoods Park are ideal for a family day out, as is Sandwell Valley Country Park in nearby West Bromwich.

For some more family-friendly activities, the short trip to Birmingham opens up various options including Cadbury World, the National Sea Life Centre, Soho House, the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, and Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, all under five miles from Smethwick.

For foodies, there is a monthly farmers market and annual food festival in Bearwood, an area of Smethwick.


For families looking for a new home in Smethwick, it’s good to know there are several outstanding schools in the area for both primary and secondary education. These include Victoria Park Primary, Crocketts Community Primary School, Shireland Hall Primary Academy, Shireland Collegiate Academy, Sandwell Academy and Holyhead School.

Situated so close to Birmingham, Smethwick is in easy commuting distance of the University of Birmingham and Birmingham City University. The University of Warwick is under an hour away.

Getting to Smethwick

With the M5 running along the edge of Smethwick the town is well served by road, and has two railway stations; Smethwick Rolfe Street and Smethwick Galton Bridge.

For commuters living in Smethwick, the centre of Birmingham is just a 20-minute drive with the journey to New Street Station less than 10 minutes from Smethwick Galton Bridge or Smethwick Rolfe Street. The trip to Warwick is less than an hours’ drive via the M5, M42 and M40 and around an hour on the train with one change at Birmingham Moor Street. Oxford is an hour and half away by either train or road, while a trip to London has a journey time of under two hours with one change at New Street.

When the time comes to jet off on holiday, your new home in Smethwick is located close to Birmingham International Airport in nearby Solihull, just 30 minutes away by car. 

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