Solihull… thought to be named after the position of its parish church, St. Alphege, on a ‘soily’ hill and the very sticky mud that appeared in wet weather. The founding of St. Alphege and the town of Solihull as a result, dates back to 1220. However, it has grown and developed significantly since then.
Voted ‘Best Place to Live’ in the uSwitch ‘Quality of Life Index’ in November 2013 it is a town and borough that has a considerable amount to offer its residents.
Situated 8 miles southeast of Birmingham city centre, resident ‘Silhillians’ enjoy the benefits of its location and close proximity to ‘Urbs in Rure’, Solihull’s motto, town and country.
Easy access to Birmingham Airport, railway links to London and the North, motorway networks including M42, M40, M6, M5 and M1 makes Solihull the perfect commuter town. From Solihull train station you can travel to London Marylebone within 90 minutes and be in the heart of Birmingham city centre within 20.
Key employers like Jaguar Land Rover, NEC Group, npower and National Grid have brought employment and international recognition to the area. The central shopping centre of Touchwood offers both national brands, such as John Lewis and independent shops that cater for all budgets and tastes. Alongside the shops, a multitude of leisure and dining offers are centrally placed to take full advantage.
Sporting pursuits are well catered for with two large facilities, Tudor Grange Sports Centre and North Solihull Sports Centre. The borough enjoys a total of 17 parks and nature reserves with the beautiful Malvern & Brueton Parks in the very centre of the town.
Perhaps though, the reason why Solihull’s property market remains buoyant throughout the year is the phenomenal achievements of the local schools and colleges. Consistently performing well in the national league tables at Primary and Secondary level, a landlord or home-owner marketing their property in the ‘right’ catchment area can often find multiple offers of interest in a very quick timescale.
Solihull, a ‘gem’ of a borough! Enjoyed, loved and cared for by its residents and the aspiration for their next home of many a family and professional. But that’s easy to say, why not come and see for yourself?
The Lake at Brueton Park, Solihull