Discover what living in one of our new homes in the West Midlands is like. Use our guide to the key cities, famous landmarks, special landscapes and things to do as your starting point.
You’ll be spoilt for choice between city life and countryside in the West Midlands, and with several new build sites to choose from, your new home will open both doors. Choose a location in our easy search bar and take it from there.
You get three for the price of one in the West Midlands. It’s the name of the overall region, the name of the county, and the name of the urban area that centres on Birmingham. Birmingham is the third largest city in the UK and is the busy focal point for the West Midlands, however, you can head for the quiet of the hills too in the rural counties that nudge up against the Welsh border and the Cotswolds.
The West Midland’s counties
Staffordshire and the West Midlands are at the heart of urban life, though Staffordshire has some glorious countryside too. Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire have more of a focus on country life, so there’s a great balance and the choice is yours.
Cities in the West Midlands
Birmingham is by far the front-runner for big city life. Coventry, Wolverhampton, Worcester and Stoke-on-Trent follow in its footsteps while Hereford offers a different sort of city life on a smaller scale.
Landmarks in the West Midlands
For a feat of engineering, the Iron Bridge Gorge at Telford in Shropshire is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was the first cast iron bridge in the world. For a very different architectural landmark, the Bullring is at the heart of Birmingham
Landscapes in the West Midlands
There are three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the West Midlands. The Shropshire Hills on the Welsh border, the Malvern Hills between Worcester and Hereford, and Cannock Chase just below Stafford. The River Severn winds its way through the landscape too
Things to do in the West Midlands
From the theatre in Stratford-on-Avon for culture, to Cadbury World and Bourneville for chocolate, from retail therapy at The Bullring to rambling above Malvern, the West Midlands has something for everyone.