Looking for a new home in Dudley?

Dudley is one of the West Midlands’ main towns. Along with Walsall, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton, Solihull, Stourbridge, and Sutton Coldfield, it’s part of Greater Birmingham. Dudley is to the west of this wider area and is just 8 miles from Birmingham. Putting down professional and family roots in Dudley has all the advantages of city life, shopping, and entertainment, as well as the advantages of the transport infrastructure for business and industry. The M5 runs just to the east of Dudley, joining the M6 at Junction 8. The lovely countryside of Shropshire, the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the Severn Valley are local landscapes for a change of scenery.

Living in Dudley

Travel and transport

Good transport links are vital to the West Midlands. Dudley has the advantage of both the M5 and the M6 within easy reach, for the North West and the South West. West Midlands Trains operate services from the local stations at Dudley Port, Tipton, Coseley, and Sandwell & Dudley. For international travel, it takes just over an hour to drive the 26 miles to Birmingham Airport.

Local information

Dudley has the usual balance of amenities, with town centre shops and places to eat, along with an out-of-town shopping centre at Merry Hill, and a choice of national supermarkets.  Dudley Zoo, the Black Country Living Museum, and Dudley Castle are local attractions. For green space, there are several nature reserves around Dudley, including Sheepwash, Barrow Hill, Cotwall End, Buckpool, Saltwells, and Bumble Hole. Heading out of town, the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is just over an hour's drive away.

Local schools

St James' Academy, The Dormston School, Beacon Hill Academy, the Link Academy, and Ellowes Hall Sports Academy are listed among secondary school provision. Dudley College of Technology is the further education provider. There are of course many other options in the Greater Birmingham catchment area.