5 Jul

Redditch: The haven for commuter families

Redditch: The haven for commuter families

Living in a big city can be an exciting thing for young professionals who are working there, with the chance to enjoy a fast-paced life both at work and in their private time.

However, for those who are out of that sort of age bracket and looking to start a family, it can often be preferable to live outside larger settlements and in places from which they can commute to work.

One such place that has become perfect for commuters and their young families can be found by those who are out and about looking for property for sale in Redditch. The Worcestershire town is home to only around 79,000 people, meaning it is far quieter and more peaceful than cities and other big settlements - a lot better for bringing up young kids.

Its proximity to the likes of Birmingham in particular has also made the destination a highly popular commuter town over the past few years with more and more people living here for this purpose.

The train station at Redditch allows for quick connections to Birmingham New Street on a regular basis, while those looking to travel by bus will find that there are a number of services travelling to both the second city and Lichfield. These transport links mean that workers can enjoy easy daily transport that allows them to concentrate on work and not get stressed about getting there.

For those who are looking to start a family, any town that they move to will need to have a decent schooling system, and this is something that is definitely in evidence in Redditch.

The area is home to a rarer form of schooling, which makes use of the three-tier system with a middle school between primary and secondary. There are four main upper schools in the town, meaning parents have the chance to choose which best suits their kids' needs.

And for the time away from school and work, residents will also be glad to know they can get some retail therapy without having to head into the city. Redditch's Kingfisher Shopping Centre is home to many of the most recognisable brands and stores in the country, including Boots, Debenhams, Argos, H&M and Next.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801608876-ADNFCR

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