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Coventry is England’s ninth largest city and over £9 billion has been invested into its development over the past years. This has seen it become a real contender as a prime place to live in the West Midlands, particularly those who want a city centre with a soul. Many forget it is a cathedral city, steeped in heritage and culture.
Moving to or from Coventry doesn’t need to be stressful. The Britannia Bradshaw office is located just 40 minutes away in Halesowen, on the outskirts of Birmingham. Britannia Bradshaw began life in 1884 in Manchester, with the Birmingham branch opening in 2012 and offering removals and storage services across the West Midlands.
Where to Live in Coventry
Both the buying and renting markets are buoyant in Coventry and both hold affordable properties. If you desire living in the city centre, there is no better place to do it than Priory Place. A grand modern building with beautiful apartments with shops, bars and cafes below.
In contrast, Stivichall is a few miles south of the city centre and is much quieter. Again, it is one of the most popular residential areas and is rich with family sized semi-detached homes and a plethora of two and three bedroom bungalows. West of Stivichall is Syvechale Grange which came to being in the 1960s and is a suburban area mostly home to families.
Earlsdon has its own local railway station, numerous shops and restaurants, and its own theatre. Properties here tend to be a little pricier as it has a very village feel, which many find very attractive.
Shopping in Coventry
Around Coventry’s beautiful cathedral are wide pedestrianised streets full of shops, restaurants and cafes. There are fantastic shopping facilities in the city centre and in retail parks on the outskirts. The West Orchards and Lower Precinct are two shopping centres filled with high-street names and favourite brands, whereas the market has everything from fruit and veg to Chinese herbs and hand-made clothes. It is well worth exploring for a bargain. Specialist shops and independent boutiques can be found on Spon Street, Hertford Street and in the City Arcade.
Transport Links Coventry
The A45 and A444 both cut through Coventry which can mean congestion at rush hour but also great access to the M42, M69 and M6. Those wanting to drive to Birmingham can get there in 30 minutes in good traffic.
Coventry railway station is the main station serving the city. However, many of the smaller local areas have their own smaller stations too. The station has four platforms, with 17 trains per hour off-peak Monday to Friday. Six trains head to London Euston (three express and three semi-fast via Northampton). Seven services travel to Birmingham New Street, one to Manchester Piccadilly, one to Glasgow Central, one to Nuneaton and one to Reading (which usually continues on to Bournemouth).