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16th Jun 2024|Birmingham|News|

Birmingham’s Hidden Suburb – Exploring Kings Heath

Located five miles south of Birmingham city centre is Kings Heath, a vibrant suburb well known for its bustling high street, independent food scene, and diverse neighbourhood. With the demand for the suburb on the rise, we’re sharing everything you need to know about why Kings Heath has risen in popularity over recent years and why you should consider it as the location for your next home. 

Loved by Locals

Kings Heath is renowned for its vibrant high street and variety of independent restaurants, cafes and shops. Just off the high street, you’ll find York Road, a bustling street full of some of Birmingham’s best independent restaurants and bars including POLI, a glorious pizza restaurant serving up spectacular woodfired pizza and Grace + James, where you’ll find a selection of local beer, European wine and a vast selection of cheese and charcuterie. Heading further along the high street you’ll find some fantastic local bakeries and shops including Pause and The Early Bird which serves up fantastic brunches and unique pastries that draw in visitors from all across the city. 

The high street is also home to the famous Hare and Hounds. This popular bar and music venue has been around since the 1800’s and has played host to many local legends. The venue was home to UB40’s first-ever gig in 1972 and has seen huge amounts of talent pass through its doors over recent years. However, the Hare and Hounds is far more than a music venue. With regular pub quizzes, delicious food and community events, this venue is a thriving hub for locals to relax, unwind and socialise.

Glorious Green Spaces 

Kings Heath’s offering stretches far beyond its bustling high street. With two fantastic parks, Kings Heath Park and Highbury Park, residents can escape into a haven of nature and soak in the scenery. Kings Heath Park was the first urban park in the city to achieve a Green Flag status and is popular amongst residents thanks to its 35 acres of green space, quaint tea room, bowling green, plant nursery and playgrounds. 

Its slightly larger neighbour, Highbury Park, spans over 42 acres and has an interesting history. The northeastern and southern part of the park was previously owned by the Cadbury family, before being bequeathed to the city in the early 20th century. Now a public space, the park offers woodland trails and is home to its own orchard and fishpond, drawing in a range of wildlife. 

Exceptionally Well Connected

Kings Heath has soared in popularity amongst professionals working within the city thanks to its excellent transport links. The suburb is served by frequent bus links into Birmingham City Centre and with a number of buses departing from the High Street, residents can reach the city centre in as little as 25 minutes. 

However, commuting into the city is set to get even easier with the new train station and train line that is due to open in late 2024. The new Camp Hill line will slash journey times into the city down to just 11 minutes from Kings Heath Station. Stopping at Birmingham New Street, residents can hop off in the heart of the city, or continue their onward journey to the rest of the UK.

Find your dream home in Kings Heath

Thanks to its independent retailers and community feel, it’s no surprise that many are choosing Kings Heath as the location for their next move. 

At Centrick Invest, we have a fantastic selection of New Homes within the area, perfect for first-time buyers or growing families. Located just off the High Street is Vicarage Road, a striking trio of townhouses. Set across three floors, each of these charming homes features four double bedrooms, two family bathrooms, an ensuite, a separate study, stylish lounge with bay-fronted windows and a stunning modern open-plan kitchen diner with a range of integrated appliances.

 

If you’d like to find out more about these fantastic, modern homes, get in touch with our New Homes team and book a viewing today: