Moving house is not to be taken lightly, and if you have a family in tow with you, finding out the nearest and most suited schools as well as details on the wider community can make all the difference. Boss Construction discusses life in Sutton Coldfield, giving you a few handy pointers, should you be considering a move to the area.

The Area

Being only roughly a 25-minute drive from central Birmingham, you may expect Sutton Coldfield to be full of hustle and bustle with very sporadic green spaces, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, Sutton Coldfield proudly boasts the 7th largest urban park in Europe, with 2,400 acres of woodland, seven lakes and even a donkey sanctuary, so you’ll never be short of room for rambles or picnics in the park.

Culture

The great thing about living a commutable distance from the city centre is that you get all the perks of city living, without the usual fast-paced world that comes with it.

The centre of Birmingham is home to the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Birmingham Royal Ballet, which is in its 28th year this year. You’ll also be able to immerse yourself in a variety of exhibitions, including those held at the well-known Think Tank Birmingham Science museum. If festivals are more your thing, you’ll be spoilt for choice as food, dance and music festivals take place throughout the year.

The Schools

Birmingham is known for having the highest proportion of Local Authority Schools rated as Outstanding by OFSTED. You will also find several leading universities including, Aston University, University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University College Birmingham and Newman University. When moving to Sutton Coldfield, be sure to take into consideration the catchment area of the school you wish to secure a place from, as these can often have a small radius.

Housing

In a competitive housing market, it’s likely that you’ll have to compromise somewhere. As you can’t pick up a house and move it to your desired location, its aspects the property that usually get compromised on, in favour of staying in a particular location.

Here at Boss Construction, our dedicated team are experts in all areas of home renovation, be it a loft conversion, extension or a kitchen and bathroom update. Whatever your home renovation requirements, we welcome you to contact us. To speak to a member of our team please call 0121 353 8181. Alternatively, fill out our contact form with your enquiry and we’ll get back to you shortly.