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Brummies Hail Moseley Top Place to Live in Birmingham

The votes are in and the winner is

We asked and you’ve answered. Moseley and Kings Heath have been named as the best places to live in Birmingham! More than 1,500 Brummies took part in the survey which ran over two weeks, designed to find out which areas of the UK’s second city were most popular amongst locals.

One-fifth (19%) of voters agreed that the popular villages of Moseley and Kings Heath were the best places to live in the city, with Harborne taking second place with 15% of votes. Solihull, which is just outside Birmingham, was shortly followed by Sutton Coldfield (13%) and the city’s famous Jewellery Quarter taking fifth place with 12% of votes. Other areas which also featured include Edgbaston, Brindleyplace and Digbeth.

It’s not the first time Moseley and Harborne have topped similar lists – in the past three years, both have been named in The Sunday Times’ annual list of Britain’s best places to live with Moseley announced overall winner back in 2015.

Andy Foote, director at SevenCapital said: “There’s a lot of research being continually carried out into which places are most desirable or offer the best quality of life for residents across the city, region and the UK. Much of this is based on factors including economic outlook, green spaces, house prices and so on. However, these reports don’t necessarily take into account what is perhaps most important, and that’s the opinions of the people living and working in these areas.

“That’s why we decided to do our own poll of the city where we’re based and are most active, Birmingham, to find out if these national reports are reflected by the sentiment of the people in those areas. Judging by the results, it would seem they are.”

Since 2009, SevenCapital has become the most active residential developer in and around Birmingham City Centre, with developments either completed, under construction or in planning in areas including Harborne, Mailbox District, Jewellery Quarter, Fiveways, Digbeth and Erdington.

The full results are as follows:

  • Moseley & Kings Heath – 19%
  • Harborne – 15%
  • Solihull – 14%
  • Sutton Coldfield & Four Oaks – 13%
  • Other – 13%
  • Jewellery Quarter – 12%
  • Edgbaston – 6%
  • Brindleyplace – 4%
  • Digbeth – 2%
  • Perry Barr & Great Barr – 1%
  • Erdington – 1%

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