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Granted city status in 2000, Wolverhampton is busy and diverse, located in the West Midlands just 15 miles north-west of Birmingham. It’s prime location with picturesque surroundings and excellent transport links to both Birmingham and London, has at no surprise become a top spot for families and commuters.
Moving to or from Wolverhampton 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 Wolverhampton
With a variety of properties available in the city centre and surrounding suburbs, you’ll be able to find a property to suit your budget and needs in Wolverhampton. Ranging from traditional period housing, to new builds and luxury apartments, a 4 bedroom house sells for an average of £400,000. The city centre is made up mostly of flats with prices ranging from £35,000 to £200,000.
If you would prefer to rent, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn a 3 bedroom terraced house starts at a comfortable £495 pcm. Stretching your budget to match the prices in London, £750 pcm could get you a 4 bedroom detached house or a luxury 1 bedroom flat in the heart of the city centre, whereas the average letting price for a flat in the city centre will set you back 550pcm.
Schools in Wolverhampton
There are numerous primary schools in and around Wolverhampton but the stand out is Graiseley primary school with Ofsted reporting the school as ‘outstanding’. Other top primary schools in the area include Perry Hall, St Anthony’s Catholic primary school and Merridale to name a few.
Unlike a number of nearby areas, Wolverhampton has a traditional age range for schools, with Junior schools serving children ages 5-11, and secondary schools 11-16. One of the oldest grammar schools in the UK can be found in Wolverhampton and serves as a co-ed school for ages 7-18.
Transport Links Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton has one train station and is served by London Midlands and Virgin Trains. On the Birmingham loop, a direct train into the centre take between 15-25 minutes, and direct trains to London Euston are available, taking approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.
A well connected metropolitan borough, Wolverhampton is surrounded by all major A roads and has easy access to the country’s motorway network from both the M54 and M6.