This is a town that’s at the heart of the West Midlands yet just a short distance from the peace and quiet of the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
A new home here in South Staffordshire has the convenience of the M6 for each access to Wolverhampton, Walsall, Birmingham and Stafford. That means it’s a bonus to be able to get a breath of fresh air and to stretch your legs in the countryside without having to go far. It’s a perfect match - to be in amongst all the action, with an escape to the country up your sleeve.
Penkridge is very much a residential town, as well as being a commercial and shopping centre. It’s market town roots continue with a twice-weekly market with up to 100 stalls. To keep you well connected, Penkridge is on the West Coast main line as well as being close to the M6.
Penkridge is to the south of Staffordshire but in the middle of the West Midlands. It has the rural county of Shropshire to the west and the contrast of all the urban areas that make up Birmingham to the south. The M6, M6 Toll and M54 make up the local motorway network, connecting with the M5, M40 and M1 below Birmingham. Regular regional and national train services from Penkridge Station add to the popularity of the town as a home base.
Close to home
You’ll have plenty of local amenities here. There’s a large Co-operative supermarket, independent shops, cafes and pubs. The range of schools in the town include first schools, a middle school and two high schools. For a major shopping trip, a train into Birmingham city centre couldn’t be easier. It only takes about 40 minutes.
Away for the day
If you want a change from city life, the Cannock Chace Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is just under 6 miles away. It’s often called the Jewel of the West Midlands and is a great space for a family day out. In the opposite direction, you can explore the unspoilt countryside of Shropshire, exploring the Severn Valley and the Shropshire Hills.