20 Jan

Rural life in the shadow of the city

Rural life in the shadow of the city

Living directly next to a city the size of Birmingham, many people may expect to be inundated with noise pollution and a regular flow of commuters, flustered and bothered, passing by their window every few minutes.

However, surprisingly, one village in the west midlands has the ability to offer someone the chance to live immediately next to one of the country's biggest cities, while also enjoying the calming tones and atmosphere of living in the small village lifestyle.

This little village is called Barnt Green, in the West Midlands. The village is located directly to the south of Birmingham, England's biggest city, and comprises of less than 2,000 residents. This means that people can enjoy the quiet lifestyle of living in a tiny village, even this close to a city.

One of the obvious benefits to being located so close to a big city, is that those who want to commute there for work can do so easily, and without having to travel even remotely large distances to get there. Even London is only 100 miles away, making it easily accessible via trains.

However, even though it exists in the shadow of Birmingham, it still retains the feel all of a small village. Barnt Green is obscured from the sight of Birmingham by an array of green hills, which really helps it retain its rural feel, promoting the beauty and peace of living in one of England's small villages.

While the lifestyle is one aspect which will without doubt be a draw for those looking for property for sale in Barnt Green, they may also be attracted by the style of architecture. Most of the houses in the village were built in the first half of the 20th century, mainly the 40s and the 50s, meaning that it really retains the feel of a real local village.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801270860-ADNFCR

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