Moving to -
Erdingtons location at the North of Birmingham offers great access to the motorway network both the M6 and the M42 come through the town. House prices are a big pull and with a number of victorian houses to there are big draws for the buy to let market with a number of HMO properties that covert the larger Victorian homes into 5-7 individual rooms. House prices appeal to first time buyers and is a steppingstone to the more affluent area of Sutton Coldfield.
Move to the area because?
Great house prices with double digit growth make this an ideal location for your first home or property to rent out. Erdington has two stations that can get you into Birmingham city centre in a little over 10 minutes.
There are a few good schools that cover the area with schools catering for all age ranges and the diverse community means that there are schools for all faiths in the local area. Schooling in the area is not as good as Sutton Coldfield but the cheaper prices still make it a popular place to set up home and where I lived most of my life before moving to Warwickshire.
Lots of small independent pubs and chain restaurants throughout the area with a number of pubs off the High Street and along Chester Road. The area has a massive mixed bag when it comes to takeaway with every food type you can think of.
Like most High Streets the number of shops on the high street has gone down over the years but there is a shopping park at the Fort that has a number of big name shops including Primark and some nice restaurants such as Harvester and Frankie & Bennies.
There are clubs galore in the North of Birmingham everything from football clubs to Gaelic football clubs that come from the area having Irish roots over the last many years. If you are looking for clubs to keep you or the kids entertained you will be able to find a vast number of clubs and social events in the local area.
Little known fact
I knew a few footballers were from Erdington growing up there was Micheal Ricketts in my year and a few years below me was Gabby Agbonlahor but also famous is John Oliver, born in Erdington with parents from Liverpool and star of US news and comedy programs along with been the voice to Zazu in the 2019 remake of Lion King.