Nestled in the West Midlands area, Solihull offers the best of both city and country life. Close to the bustling city of Birmingham, which has plenty of work opportunities, Solihull has a great local economy, and fantastic schooling opportunities. In fact, it often ranks as one of the most desirable places to live in the UK.


Looking for schools in Solihull? There are plenty of educational institutes within the local area, making Solihull a popular choice for families. Solihull School and St Martin’s School are some of the top independent schools in the region, and Peterbrook Primary School, Knowle CofE Primary Academy and Tudor Grange Academy all regularly receive top Ofstead results.

Getting around

Solihull is ideal for those looking to commute to London or Birmingham and has great transport links around the region. With direct trains running to London Marylebone, you can reach the capital in approximately 90-105 minutes. Its central base also provides access to the M40, M5 and M6 motorways and if you’re travelling further afield, Birmingham airport is on your doorstep.


Featuring historic National Trust houses, such as the Tudor-style mansion Packwood House and nature reserves like Malvar and Brunton Park, Solihull has plenty of parklands and historic sites to explore. Also close by is the historic St Alphege Parish Church, a mediaeval parish church that dates back to the 13th century and Baddesley Clinton, a moated manor house, which is a Grade I listed building, and open to the public thanks to the National Trust.

Things to do

From ice skating and rollerskating at Planet Ice, to the National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull has plenty of attractions and things to do. The area is great for family-friendly attractions, meaning you’ll never be short of activities to do during the school holidays. Solihull is also a quick trip away from the NEC, which hosts the likes of Crufts, The Photography Show, and The Baby Show
Birmingham every year.

Shopping opportunities

Although Birmingham is close by, residents of Solihull often head to Touchwood Shopping Centre, which features popular retail names like John Lewis, Zara and Hollister. Between there and Mell Square, you can take your pick from a vast range of designer brands and high street retailers.

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