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The Best Places to Live in Birmingham

Where are the best places to live in Birmingham? Do you prefer the beautiful canal side views of Brindleyplace or the historic Jewellery Quarter?

We recently explored the best places to buy in Birmingham for investors, using key facts and figures to predict where we think the best Birmingham investment hot spot is.

What we should have asked is the opinion of the people of Birmingham. The home-buyers, investors and renters that have first-hand property experience in the city.

In partnership with #BrumHour, we’re asking for your say to help us discover the Best Places to Live in Birmingham 2018! Take a look at our shortlist to help you decide and cast your vote.

Voting is now closed! Find out where the best places to live in Birmingham is, as voted by you.

Our Best Place to Live in Birmingham 2018 Shortlist


Filled with some of the city’s most glamorous restaurants and bars, all complimented by beautiful canalside views. Brindleyplace has seen increasing levels of investment over the years. It remains a highly desirable place for young professionals to live, work and socialise, with a reputation for being the premier destination for leisure and business.


A Birmingham hotspots list wouldn’t be complete without the hottest, up and coming area in the city, Digbeth. If you like independent boutiques, quirky eateries and a lively music scene then you will find no better place to spend your time than in Digbeth. Visit the Custard Factory and you’ll find some of Birmingham’s best events.


Recently named as one of the UK’s Top 10 Hipster hotspots, Erdington is experiencing growth thanks to inward investment. Boasting a vibrant High Street, as well 280 local businesses, it’s no wonder that continued growth is forecast for the area.


As one of the more affluent area of Birmingham, Edgbaston has a lot to offer, especially to those who are passionate about sports. The picturesque suburb plays host to the world-renowned Edgbaston Cricket Ground, a Test match venue, as well as Edgbaston Golf Club and the Priory Club. The area also features plenty of popular restaurants to visit including Simpsons, The Highfield, The Physician and The Edgbaston.


Host to one of Birmingham’s most popular pubs, ‘The Plough at Harborne‘, people flock from all over the city for one of the best Sunday roasts Birmingham has to offer. This suburban village is a peaceful break from the bustle of Birmingham, offering eclectic charity shops, top-class jewellers and a host of eateries, one of which carries a Michelin star. The recently renovated £12m Harborne Pool and Fitness Centre offers state of the art leisure facilities if you’re looking to push yourself with a fitness class or unwind with a dip in the pool.

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Holloway Head

Holloway Head is experiencing some of the largest inward investment in Birmingham, with a number of developments planned to provide both residential and commercial space. Holloway Head also homes the most expensive apartment ever sold at £1.8m.

Jewellery Quarter

As an area of Birmingham that dates back more than 250 years, the Jewellery Quarter has historic roots. Home to over 500 jewellery businesses, over 200 listed buildings and some of Birmingham’s best nightlife spots, it remains a contemporary part of the city without losing its identity as a ‘unique historic environment’.

Kings Heath and Moseley

The unofficial home for music lovers in Birmingham with a strong creative identity, Kings Heath and Moseley are fantastic spots for young professionals to let loose in a wide choice of trendy pubs and live music venues. Moseley also plays host to several music festivals each Summer including the popular Moseley Folk Festival.

Perry Barr & Great Barr

With the recent announcement of Birmingham hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Perry Barr and Great Barr are poised to reap the rewards thanks to proposed developments in the area. The largest of the Commonwealth Games venues will be the existing Alexander Stadium in Perry Barr, which will see an increase of its capacity to 50,000.


Solihull has excellent primary schools, secondary schools and overall quality of life, Solihull frequents lists of best places to live in the UK. It is also home to two of the most affluent streets in Birmingham, holding average house prices over £1m. Solihull also offers close proximity to Resorts World – one of Birmingham’s largest entertainment complexes, providing fine bars, restaurants and designer retail outlets.

Sutton Coldfield & Four Oaks

Another affluent area of Birmingham which holds the prestigious award for the most expensive property in the city, costing a massive £7.5m. The largest attraction for Sutton Coldfield and Four Oaks is undoubtedly it’s beautiful park – a 2,400 acre nature reserve, which is also one of the largest in Europe.

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