One of the six towns that make up the Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell, Oldbury provides the perfect base for growing families who still want to be located close to the buzzing heart of Birmingham. If you’re looking to live in an area with a top café lifestyle where you can make the most of family life, this market town of is certainly worth considering.


Located close to the M5, being able to explore the rest of the country via the wider motorway network couldn’t be easier. Plus for commuters, you’ll find plenty of bus routes into Birmingham City Centre as well as to Wolverhampton, Dudley and Merry Hill.


In Oldbury you’ll have access to some great schools across the B68 and B69 postcodes, including Oldbury Academy and Brandhall Primary School. At Barrows & Forrester we are committed to playing an active role in the city that we love, and our Managing Director James Forrester is on the board of governors at Q3 Academy Tipton – part of our commitment to the local communities that we serve.


When it comes to doing the weekly shop, you’ll have plenty of options in Oldbury, as it’s home to all major supermarkets including Sainsbury’s and The Co-Op. And if you fancy heading out for a bite to eat, there are plenty of great family pubs and restaurants to choose from too, including The New Talbot (the ideal venue for getting your Friday night curry fix), The Court of Requests (a Wetherspoons serving all of your family favourites) and The Dog (the perfect rest stop after you’ve been busy exploring Dudley Zoo), as well as Miller and Carter for a slap-up steak with all the trimmings. In addition, more choice of food and drink places can be found in Harborne too, from gastro pubs to quirky cafes and everything in between!


When it comes to getting out with the family and making the most of your time together, Oldbury has plenty of fantastic public spaces to choose from. From Warley Woods with its golf course and café, to the stunning Lightwoods Park and House and the Londonderry playing fields, you’ll be able to enjoy plenty of leisure activities such as bike rides and dog walks. Plus don’t forget about the new aquatic centre that is being built for the upcoming Commonwealth games too!


If you fancy exploring a little further afield, then make sure to head to the Clent Hills for scenic views and plenty of nature walks – the perfect place for exploring on the perfect family Sunday. Plus don’t forget that Birmingham City Centre is also only a short drive away, where you’ll find plenty of activities for families including the Sea Life Centre and Matrix VR for a gaming experience like no other!


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