There are many reasons to move to Bournville, unless you struggle with chocolate connected will power issues in which case, it may not be the best location for you as the village is well known for its historic connection with Cadbury.
Bournville village is located on the southside of Birmingham and has become more popular over the past couple of years due to its excellent transportation links into Birmingham city centre as well has having good schools and local community areas which are protected by the Bournville Village Trust. The Trust helps sustain a high standard of housing in the area as well as providing residents with a strong community vibe where people do things such as actually talk to their neighbours!
If strong architectural design is your thing, then Bournville offers both new and old buildings with distinct styling, including the recently redesigned super modern Bournville college as well as two of the oldest buildings in Birmingham; Minworth Greave and Selly Manor.
There’s a strong independent feel to the village with coffee houses, delis, organic butchers and charity shops where rather than the typical cast-offs you could find yourself bagging a Michael Kors dress or an LK Bennett purse, because this St Mary’s hospice takes the cream of the crop donated to other branches and sells them here.
If raising a family is on your agenda, then Bournville can cater for their educational needs from primary to senior school as well as the college and of course Birmingham University is on the doorstep.
You’d be forgiven for assuming that a piece of this blissful middle England comes at a price and, it’s true that house prices are slightly higher than the immediate surrounding areas; the average house price is around £260,000, though rental rates compare favourably across a really diverse housing stock, so the main obstacle in the way of living here is supply and demand!
However, the Bournville Village Trust is working hard to work with the government to create new sympathetically designed housing developments that meet the village needs. In fact, they are currently working with Crest Nicholson to build new and affordable shared ownership housing for sale which is a great opportunity to get on the property ladder in a desirable part of the West Midlands.
If you can see yourself living in this awesome part of the greater Birmingham district, please get in touch with either our sales or lettings branch to discuss your requirements.