30 May

Birmingham offers real London alternative

Birmingham offers real London alternative

The second largest city in England could be the ideal home for couples, families and downsizers.

Property for sale in Birmingham is much more affordable that homes in London but the city offers a lot of the same choice of shopping and local facilities.

Birmingham is classed as a beta world city by the Globalisation and World Cities Research Network and has great transport links, as well as top-class conference facilities - which means it is capable of attracting businesses from around the world.  

It is also developing quite a reputation for academic success. The city has a total of six universities in the city and thousands of students make it ideal for anyone planning to invest in buy-to-let properties in the area.

One of the main attractions for those who enjoy a spot of retail therapy is the Bullring - one of the country busiest shopping centres - it has a mix of famous high street brands, as well as more local and smaller retailers.

Although the centre of Birmingham is very much a busy and bustling place, it may surprise people to discover that there are over 8,000 acres of parkland spaces in Birmingham, including Sutton Park, and other areas of wildlife which offer an escape from city life.

There is certainly a vibrant nightlife in the city, with a large choice of bars, cafes and restaurants, with the Broad Street area well known for its clubs.

Birmingham's cultural offerings can compete with other larger cities, with a wealth of music, theatre and performing arts, and museums all providing great opportunities to learn more.

Sport fans will be able to enjoy regular fixtures by the local football sides of Birmingham City and Aston Villa flying the football flag, while the Belfry golf course is nearby too, along with Warwickshire County Cricket Club and the National Indoor Arena.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801724487-ADNFCR

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