Solihull Area Guide

An area guide to Solihull

Solihull is very popular for both professionals and business owners, there are many reasons for this however the main reason is because the Birmingham Airport Junction is only one junction away on the M42 motorway which in turn connects with M40, M5 and M6 giving excellent access across the Midlands, up North and down to London. Solihull also has some of the top state schools in the country including the catchment area for Tudor Grange Academy and Arden Academy there are also six independent schools to choose from.

Property in Solihull

Solihull has featured regularly in the top most desirable places to live in the UK with regards to employment rates, work/life balance. Unsurprisingly it also boasts some of the most expensive postcodes outside of the London area.

The average price paid in Solihull is £365,471 and the current (Dec 2019) average value is £404,056. In the last 12 months (Dec 2019) the area has seen a steady price rise of 2.3% One of the most expensive roads to buy on is Temple Road in Dorridge with a staggering average price paid of £2,100,000. However there are also a number of roads and areas where price falls more or less in line with the UK average such as the B90 Shirley postcode which is extremely popular with families.

If you are looking to rent a property in Solihull the average three bed rental would cost you £972 per calendar month and a four bed rental would cost you £1518 per calendar month.

Schools in Solihull

According to the top three schools in Solihull are:

  1. Solihull School with 1080 pupils currently attending between the ages of 7 and 19, mixed gender and is an independent school
  2. Tudor Grange Academy which currently has 1537 pupils between the age of 11 and 19, mixed gender and is an academy – converter mainstream school
  3. St Martins School – Currently a girls only school of 409 pupils, as of January 2020 St Martins will become part of Solihull School

Solihull also has a huge amount of schools rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, as of December 2019 the area had 22 schools in this category.

Solihull Economy

Solihull boasts an excellent economy outperforming most of the UK even through recession. The Solihull economy increased by a total of 2.6% in 2017, the 8th consecutive year in which the local economy expanded. The Solihull economy increased by a total of 38% in the five years 2012 to 2017 compared to increases of 20% across the UK as a whole and 23% in the West Midlands region.