Stourbridge sits alongside stunning greenbelt countryside with protected beauty spots like Kinver Edge, and the Clent and Walton hills just minutes from the town.
The towns fortunes were based on glass manufacture dating back to the 1600s, with Stourbridge glass recognised as some of the finest in the world and often given as gifts to royalty. Sadly few producers still remain (although you can visit Tudor Crystal to see lead crystal still being made today).
Stourbridge has become a bit of a property hot spot, with a great mix of housing from period properties in the old quarter to new builds.
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Mary Stevens park is an extremely popular recreational retreat with a pond, water play feature, outdoor gym, tennis and other sports areas.
Creative spirit has run high in the town with bands like The Wonder Stuff, Ned's Atomic Dustbin, and Pop Will Eat Itself evolving here.
Other famous residents include snooker player Ronnie OSullivan, Coronation Street actor Johnny Briggs (Mike Baldwin) and Kathleen Britten Booth, inventor of the first computer assembly language.
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I have worked in Estate Agency for half my life, without giving my age away that is 20+ years so I must love the job! I live locally in Stourbridge with my family so know the area, schools, amenities and residents well.
Outside of work I love to socialise and always tend to stay local. My husband is a great cook and we love to entertain/throw dinner parties; my house is known as 'the hub!' I have proudly completed the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme in my younger days to gold level, so I'm used to going that extra mile!
Vicky Chatwin, Stourbridge Valuer