There’s more to Edgbaston than just cricket! This leafy, affluent suburb is not only close to the city centre, but is also home to the University of Birmingham and some of the city’s most highly regarded schools. If you’re looking to raise a family close to the city centre, here you’ll mainly find a range of homes and apartments, all offering the opportunity to make the most of that all-important family time. Plus you’ll also find a range of fantastic restaurants, bars and outdoor spaces too!
Located a stone’s throw from the city centre, getting around in Egbaston really couldn’t be easier. Not only will you find the Five Ways train station, but the Metro extension will also take you to the top of Broad Street and beyond.
In Edgbaston you’ll have access to some great schools across the B15 postcode. These include: Hallfield School, Norfolk House School, Harborne Academy and King Edward’s School.
Whether you fancy heading to a pub garden for a family tea on a sunny day, or meeting friends for a pint on the weekend, Edgbaston is lucky enough to have a host of fantastic bars. If you love gin then make sure you head to The High Field gin bar, and if you love nothing more than sitting outside on sunny day with a pint in hand then The Physician with its large beer garden is for you. Plus when it comes to food, you’ll be truly spoilt at Simpsons – one of the city’s best Michelin Star restaurants with a 10 course tasting menu that is truly exceptional, and nearby Harborne is also home to several fantastic eateries, bars and cafes too (make sure you visit Boo Boo Coffee – their cakes are amazing!)
Fancy going for a dog walk or just a lazy Sunday stroll with friends before heading for a roast? Calthorpe Park was opened in 1857 and provides the perfect mixture of tree lined paths and green open spaces, and Edgbaston Pool is a nature reserve that is situated in a small wooded valley, where you might be lucky enough to spot a range of wildfowl including mute swans. Plus at Edgbaston Reservoir you’ll be able to enjoy sailing opportunities on the water too!
THINGS TO DO
Edgbaston’s most famous landmark is probably its cricket ground. Head here to watch the Warwickshire Bears or England T20 matches, plus one day series too. However, did you also know that its Botanical Gardens features plenty of colourful flowers, a Bonsai garden, a bird collection and Victorian glasshouses across 16 acres? In addition The Edgbaston Priory Club is a private members club where you’ll be able to work up a sweat playing tennis or squash, or sit back and relax in its leisure facilities including both indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, steam room and outdoor spa.