Relocating to the Midlands

(8 Posts)
kb1980 Sun 05-Mar-17 19:14:13


My husband has a job in Birmingham so we are considering moving there from SE London.

I am originally from the Bournville area but have three children now and think I would rather live in one of the surrounding villages. I say village but I would like it to have good schools, shops, park etc. I am used to walking everywhere and don't like driving much!

I am also worried about schools as I have three children to find places for in a local school and I've been calling round lots but all are over subscribed!

Please send any recommendations my way as unsure where to start looking.


WhereMyMilk Sun 05-Mar-17 22:43:46

Have you thought of going out of Birmingham to maybe Hagley or surrounding areas? Great schools (though may have a wait list) and countryside on doorstep but still very commutable into brum

JamesDelayneysTattoos Sun 05-Mar-17 22:46:11

I live in Lichfield. It's nice.

Only1scoop Sun 05-Mar-17 22:47:47

Lichfield and surrounding villages.
Great train links and easily commutable

GingerMcGrey Sun 05-Mar-17 22:48:46

Pedmore near Hagley/Stourbridge is very nice and more chance of getting a school place. 30 mins by train to Birmingham.

kb1980 Mon 06-Mar-17 10:59:38

Hi thanks for your replies, yes I think I would prefer to live out of Birmingham but don't really know where to start looking! I have thought about Lichfield. Is it a nice place to live?

Wyndlry Mon 06-Mar-17 11:18:23

We're in Sutton Coldfield and I love living here. Good schools and parks and generally a lovely area.

Only1scoop Mon 06-Mar-17 11:24:06

Lichfield is lovely
Excellent rail links
Surrounding villages include Longdon/ Green and Upper.
Abbots Bromley
Whittington amongst others.

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