If you’re looking to raise a family in an area with history, fantastic schools and more amenities than you could ever need, then let us introduce you to Sutton Coldfield. This leafy suburb is a Royal Town with plenty of Roman and Anglo Saxon history. Situated just 7 miles northeast of Birmingham City Centre, it provides the ideal base for commuting as well as making the most of family life in the great outdoors.
Commuters who need to travel into Birmingham City Centre for a work have a number of public transport options available to them, including several train stations such as Sutton Coldfield, Four Oaks and more. Plus in terms of road links, the A38 will take you straight into the city centre, and you’re not far from the M5 or M42 and access to the wider motorway network either.
In Sutton Coldfield you’ll have access to some great schools across the B72 to B76 postcodes. These include: Whitehouse Common Primary School, Fairfax Academy and John Willmott School.
When it comes to doing the weekly shop with kids in tow, Sutton Coldfield is home to all of the major supermarket brands including Waitrose & Partners, Aldi, Tesco and Sainsbury’s. Plus you’ll also find plenty of major high street retailers such as House of Fraser, Clarks and Lakeland in the heart of its central shopping area too – perfect for a bit of retail therapy! And when it comes to enjoying a special family meal or couple’s date night, you’ll find a host of local cafes and independent eateries to whet your tastebuds too, including Pizza by Goli (we recommend the Tortellini Aglio Spinach) and Pesto (their Lasagna Al Ragú is really what dreams are made of!)
As Sutton Coldfield is located on Birmingham’s greenbelt, it goes without saying that you can expect to be surrounded by stunning open spaces and beautiful countryside if you fancy getting out and exploring on foot for a dog walk or casual stroll with family and friends. However, if you fancy staying a little closer to home you’ll be totally spoilt with Sutton Park. With 2000 acres of parkland, you’ll be able to enjoy plenty of bike and bridle paths, with endless possibilities for walking, jogging and cycling, along with a lake for angling too.
THINGS TO DO
Whether you fancy a round of golf or just having a reason to sit back and relax at the weekend, you’ll be pleased to know that Sutton Coldfield is located close to The Belfry – one of the world’s most famous courses with spa and dining facilities that are second to none.
Plus if you fancy something a little more adventurous, the Escape Time escape room is bound to keep the kids entertained for a couple of hours, and don’t forget about the thrilling Drayton Manor theme park either. Perfect for both big and little kids alike, it is located only a short drive away from Sutton Coldfield and would make the perfect family day out!