Best Places To Live In Birmingham

From Edgbaston to Digbeth, here are just some of the best places to live!

Birmingham is the UK’s second biggest city, often misrepresented as dull, grey and boring. But that’s definitely not the Birmingham we know and love. Not only does this city have a beautiful mix of old and new buildings, amazing food and an impressive cultural history, it also has some truly great places to live tucked away in that urban sprawl.

So without further ado, here are the locations we think are the best places to buy a new home in Birmingham.


This area is known for its tree lined lanes, winding roads and large houses which, alongside the Edgbaston reservoir and the botanical gardens, help to make this area one of the most picturesque areas in the city.

The suburb is also home to the University of Birmingham campus, and Highfield Road, the main thoroughfare where residents can enjoy Michelin-starred dining at Simpson’s, deli shopping and Scandinavian style drinking at the Norjske bar.

The average house price in Edgbaston is around £256,000.

Jewellery Quarter

If you’re looking for true city centre living then look no further than Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. It's home to over 6,000 people and much of the social scene is focused around St Paul’s Church Square, up Ludgate Hill and beneath the Square Peg, where there is an abundance of restaurants bars and cafes to enjoy.

The average house price for a flat in the Jewellery Quarter is around £185,000.


Harborne can be found a little outside Birmingham’s city centre but it certainly doesn’t lack for local amenities. The high street includes the Michelin-starred Turner’s restaurant alongside the Harborne Food School and two of Birmingham’s best independent pubs: The Plough and The New Inn. Harborne is largely populated by young families and professionals which give it a contemporary vibe.

The average detached house price in Harborne is around £445,000.


Originally built as a model village designed to house the Cadbury’s chocolate factory workforce, today Bournville is a beautiful suburb full of tree lined streets running alongside the Worcester and Birmingham canal. The Rowheath playfields and pavilion provide even more greenery in the area and young families living in the area can enjoy their choice of good quality schools, the Bournville Centre For Visual Arts and of course, Cadbury World.

The average house price in Bournville is around £201,000.

Selly Oak

A great place for first time buyers looking to start a life in Birmingham. It has a diverse range of affordable housing on offer and although it is known as a student stronghold (the Selly Oak Colleges are part of the University of Birmingham), there’s also a number of good schools and parks in the area that are ideal for young families.

The average house price in Selly Oak is around £194,000.


Moseley was home to the famous J.R.R. Tolkien and reportedly inspired his fictional kingdom of Middle Earth, but unlike Middle Earth, Moseley is a modern, cosmopolitan area popular with young professionals. It boasts a number of trendy restaurants, bars and cafes as well as nearby parks that satisfy any cultural needs by hosting a number of festivals through the year.

In the past it has been hailed as one of the best places to live in Britain, never mind just Birmingham, by The Sunday Times. The average house price in Moseley is around £266,500


Another great location for city centre living in Birmingham is Digbeth. It is just a short walk from Birmingham New Street station and the Bull Ring and was once an industrial centre. Today it is home to Birmingham’s Irish community and an emerging creative quarter which is centralised around the Custard Factory shopping centre and workspace.
Digbeth also boasts a fantastic culinary scene with the Digbeth Dining Club selling street food under the viaduct, Alfie Bird’s serving custard cocktails and the Original Patty Men “pimping patties”.

The average detached house price in Digbeth is around £426,000.

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Publish date: 15/11/2018

Publisher: New Home Finder