Everything you need to know about Solihull

About the area

Ideal transport links for the commuter and traveller, with two direct train lines to London (from Solihull station and Birmingham International).

Birmingham Airport is only one motorway junction away. The M42 also links to the M40, M5 and M6 motorways giving complete access across the Midlands, to London, and the north.

High educational standards - the borough boasts some top-performing state schools, with properties in the catchment of Tudor Grange and Arden enjoying premium prices. Six independent schools attract high numbers of candidates and there’s stiff competition for the grammar schools in the surrounding areas.

Learn more about schools in Solihull

Property in Solihull

Solihull regularly features in the top five in polls of the most desirable places to live in the UK in terms of employment rates, work/life balance and overall quality of life. Unsurprisingly, then, it also has some of the most expensive property postcodes outside London.

Learn more about Solihull property prices

Things to see and do

The joy of shopping – Touchwood shopping centre and the town’s busy streets have some of the top high street names including John Lewis, and Birmingham city centre is only a 12-minute rail journey away!

Solihull is rich with parks and walks, National Trust properties and gastropubs?. The NEC and Genting Arena nearby are host to major exhibitions and concerts, and Resorts World is a shopping-and-dining mecca.

Richard Hammond, broadcasters Simon Mayo and Michael Buerk, Baroness Karren Brady, rugby player Martin Johnson and comedian Jasper Carrott are all Solihull-bred!

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Why I think you'll love this location

I'm head of a great team here, spanning almost four generations and I'm very proud of how well that works; I think it's part of what makes us so approachable. I've worked as an agent in the area since I was 19 and there are probably very few streets in the borough where I haven't sold a property – sometimes the same one several times over the years! I am a local family man who has lived and worked in Solihull all my life. I enjoy watching the local football team where my son plays and have a weakness for a Toby Carvery after the match. My work ethic is similar to my personal life; an enthusiastic approach and try to remain light hearted but professional.
Philip Gould, Solihull Manager

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