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Due to ever improving transport links in and around Birmingham, more and more commuters are looking to reside on the outskirts of the city, making the most of the leafy suburbs, whilst being just a short commute into the city for work.

Our top pick of the region’s commuting towns include:


With only seven miles between the town and the city centre, Halesowen offers some lovely green spaces, great schools and affordable housing. Travelling by car will take you a mere half an hour at most to reach the city centre, whilst the number nine bus will take you from your doorstep to work in just 40 minutes.


Voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the UK, it is also one of the more expensive areas of the West Midlands to live due to its beautiful properties, excellent schools and amenities. The quickest mode of transport to get you into the City from Solihull is the train which takes just 12 minutes. By car you can reach the office in just over half an hour, traffic dependent and by bus in approximately 45 minutes.

Sutton Coldfield

Last but by no means least! is the royal town of Sutton Coldfield, home to some of the most expensive properties in the West Midlands. Sutton Coldfield certainly has a lot to offer, with over 2,400 acres of parkland and woodland, plus a fantastic shopping and food culture the town is fast becoming one of the most popular places to live for both commuters and families.  The average train journey into the heart of Birmingham is just under 20 minutes and by car a little under 30 minutes. There are also a number of bus routes that take you into the city centre in around 40 minutes.

If you are looking for property to buy or rent in any of these areas, or simply wish to find out more, why not contact us today and one of our local agents will be more than happy to assist you.


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