Wolverhampton is a city and metropolitan borough in central England and in 2019 had a population of 262, 242. Since the industrial revolution, the economy of the city is based on engineering, including a large aerospace industry making it a very interesting and appealing place to live.
The average house price, according to Rightmove, was £195,195 in 2020 – with the majority of these being semi-detached properties. However, there are lots of different properties on offer as well as having many hotspots and attractions.
Best places to live in the area
When looking at moving to a new area, it can be difficult to know where to start, we have gathered some of the best areas within Wolverhampton and the average cost of properties to help begin your search.
Perton Ridge: First on our list, Perton Ridge. This is one of the more sought-after areas within the region with a slightly higher price range however, we can see why; as it is loved for its wonderful, semi-rural settings within easy reach of several local business centres. Walking through the area, you will find a school (perfect if you have children) adventure golf to keep the family entertained, smaller local businesses like bakeries etc. and many bars and restaurants such as The Mermaid or the Canalside bar and grill – where you can take in the stunning views of the river stour. According to Rightmove, the cost of homes in the area average at £211,192.
Goldthorn Park: Secondly, just 1.5 miles from the city centre is Goldthorn Park, a suburb of Wolverhampton. Here, features many period homes which are large, spacious, and Victorian. Living within the area you will find a primary school which is popular with locals, a sport and social club to engage in community spirit, as well as many bars, restaurants, and supermarkets. Or take a walk with your pets or family in the several greenspaces such as Phoenix or East Park. Properties here averaged at £266,290 by Rightmove.
Bilston: Another great area is Bilston. Just 3 miles outside of Wolverhampton, Bilston is home to many different types of properties so is a great area to consider. From new builds, terraced houses as well as large, detached, and Victorian homes. Take a walk-through Hickman Park for some fresh air followed by food and drink in one of many bars and restaurants in the area such as Elisabeth Arms. Or if you are one for more exhilarating activities visit the cannon raceway – a highly recommended and reviewed go karting centre which makes a great day out for everyone and could be on your doorstep.
Wednesfield: Finally, we recommend Wednesfield – a town and historic village in the City of Wolverhampton. There is a variety of houses in the area from 20th-century semis, some period bungalows and new build houses. While the average home here is worth £177,617 according to Rightmove, this will of course change depending on the property you desire. As you walk around this area, you will find a leisure centre nearby many popular retail stores. And shortly from there a school as well as a huge park great for children and walking the dog.
Wolverhampton is home to many shops and other amenities, including lots of local business, so no matter the area you choose, you will never be far from what you need.
Wolverhampton offers many transport links to allow commuters to travel in and out and to other major cities as well as transport to get you around within the city:
Firstly, the city is located near the M6 and the M45 providing access to many key areas as well as having a ring road around the city to help reduce traffic.
Also, Wolverhampton train station is located just a 10-minute walk from the city centre and provides direct services to several major cities such as Birmingham, London, and Liverpool.
Things to do and places of interest
Here, we have put together a few examples of the widely entertaining attractions Wolverhampton has to offer:
West Midland Safari Park
Just a 45-minute drive from Wolverhampton, can get you to one of many great family attractions – West Midland Safari Park (Bewdley). Rated five stars on Trip advisor, this attraction offers sea lion shows, drive through safaris, rollercoasters and much more, making it a perfect day out for the whole family.
Mosely Old Hall
For something more sophisticated, why not visit Moseley Old Hall? Just a 15-minute drive from the city centre and you would have arrived at the atmospheric Elizabethan farmhouse which withholds lots of historical stories of King Charles II.
Bank’s Park Brewery
One for the adults! Another interesting and entertaining attraction, a 5 minutes’ drive in Wolverhampton, is Bank’s Park Brewery – an exciting tour of the local brewers with an opportunity to learn the history and enjoy samples at the end. Rated 2nd best things to do in Wolverhampton on TripAdvisor, this is undoubtedly an activity to do when you’re in the area.
If you are a fan of the arts, Wulfrun hall will be great for you as you can watch music and comedy as well as live boxing, psychic mediums, and circus acts. All of this just a 3-minute walk from the city centre!
The city is full of historical, artistic, and interesting elements which remain visible in modern society through its property design or attractions – we can see why it’s an appealing place to live.
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