Redditch is one of the most sought after places to live in Worcestershire. Within easy reach of Worcester, Birmingham, Stratford and Warwick, it has become popular with professionals and families alike. It is the number one place those wanting a home in the Midlands start their search in and, with properties starting at £50,000, first-time buyers don’t shy away either.
Moving to or from Redditch doesn’t need to be stressful. The Britannia Bradshaw office is located just 25 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 Redditch
People generally consider Redditch to be split into two districts. The northeast and town centre are considered the most cosmopolitan, whereas the south-west is particularly rural. Regardless of desired way of living, first-time buyers can easily find affordable properties throughout the entire town and outskirts. The up and coming neighbourhoods of Astwood Bank, Wirehill, Brockhill, Callow Hill and Walkwood are the best places to start looking, particularly if after the community feel of estate living.
The most affluent areas are Ipsley, Oakenshaw South and Winyates Green. Mostly populated by families, the areas have some of the best schools in Redditch and easy road links for parents driving to work after the school run.
Some of the most recently developed areas include Park Farm, Ravensbank, Moons Moat and Washford.
Schools in Redditch
There are three primary schools in Redditch itself, with numerous on the outskirts and neighbouring towns and villages. All three schools are co-educational. Oak Hill First School ‘requires improvement’ according to Ofsted, but Matchborough First School and Beoley First School are both ‘good’.
There are eight secondary schools in Redditch, but places at some are more sought after than others. Trinity High School and Sixth Form, St Augustine’s High School, Kingsley College and Pitcheroak School are all regarded as the best in the area.
Transport Links Redditch
Three major arterial roads run through Redditch, connecting the town to the nearby M42 and M5 motorways. In good traffic, Worcester is a 40-minute drive away. Stratford-upon-Avon can be accessed in 35 minutes and Birmingham, 38 minutes.
Redditch train station has only one platform, but services run every 20 minutes off-peak. All trains stop at Birmingham New Street and then continue on to call at Four Oaks, Lichfield City or Lichfield Trent Valley.
The town is also served by a number of local and regional buses that are a popular option with commuters and school children.