One of the largest industrial towns in the United Kingdom, Walsall is located in the West Midlands area, 8 miles north-west of Birmingham and 6 miles east of Wolverhampton. Living in the area is favoured by commuters and families due it’s prime location: being both near the city of Birmingham and close to neighbouring counties of Shropshire and Staffordshire.
Moving to or from Walsall doesn’t need to be stressful. The Britannia Bradshaw office is located just 30 minutes from Sutton Coldfield, in Halesowen. 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.
Moving to Walsall
Part of the Black Country, Walsall is a bustling town with a strong industrial heritage. The beautiful 80 acre Walsall arboretum is a perfect day out for families and is in a prime location in the town centre. Both quiet locations and larger residential areas are available, with the average 4 bedroom property selling for £250,000. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to hear that stretching your budget to £500,000 could land you a 7 bedroom semi-detached property. There’s a full range of housing available from flats to period houses and new builds both in the town centre and surrounding areas.
There’s a property to fit every budget in Walsall with a 2 bedroom flat starting at £25,000, a far cry from the property prices of London. If you would rather rent in the area, 1 bedroom apartments in the town centre start at £325 pcm, whilst a 3 bedroom semi-detached could set you back £695pcm.
Schools in Walsall
There are a number of great primary schools in the area, including St Anne’s Catholic school which was recently awarded a five-star rating. Other primary schools in the area include Castlefort Junior & Infant school, Park Hall junior academy and Millfield Primary school.
Students in secondary schools in the area perform extremely well in there GCSES, and mixed or single sex schools are available. Queen Marys grammar school, a co-ed secondary school has taken the top spot for the best school in the area. Other popular schools are Barr Beacon School and Walsall academy.
Transport Links Walsall
Walsall has one train station with its main entrance situated inside the Saddlers shopping centre in the heart of the town. A direct train line into Birmingham’s new street station will take approximately 25 minutes. Routes to Wolverhampton and Rugeley Trent Valley are also available.
Located just 8 miles north-west of Birmingham, those who commute into the city centre by car will find the average journey between 20-40 minutes long. Walsall is well served by the local bus service, with St Paul’s and Bradford Place as the two main points for interchange. The average bus journey into the city centre takes an estimated time of 40 minutes, with buses running every 15 minutes.