A great place to be
The Black Country has something for everyone. It is an area rich in history, heritage and culture. And with the UK’s second largest city Birmingham on your doorstep, you’re never far from some of the country’s best sporting, entertainment and retail venues.
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Schools and homes
Our region offers an excellent choice of schools and colleges. Eighty-four are currently rated either good or outstanding by Ofsted, including 59 primary schools and 25 secondary schools.
House prices are below the national average, with options for all – whether you like to live in a thriving town or prefer the peace and tranquillity of the countryside.
Excellent transport links
With its position at the heart of the country, living in the Black Country means you’re never really far from anywhere. We are at the centre of the motorway network, and there are good tram and rail services to Birmingham too.
If you want to travel further afield, Birmingham International Airport is also close by, offering flights to Europe and the rest of the world.
The natural resources found in the Black Country helped to shape the Industrial Revolution. Many local museums and attractions reflect this. You can explore the canals, the Black Country Living Museum and the Geopark, which has UNESCO World Heritage Status.
Family attractions and shopping
The Black Country and surrounding areas offer plenty for all the family. Cadbury World, Sea Life Birmingham, West Midlands Safari Park, Legoland Discovery Centre and Dudley Zoo and Castle are some of the highlights. You can also ride on the Severn Valley Railway, shop at Merry Hill or walk around the Sandwell Valley Country Park.
Having Birmingham on your doorstep opens up a wealth of other possibilities – shopping at the iconic Bullring, visiting the Jewellery Quarter, seeing your favourite band at the Arena, or watching international cricket at Edgbaston.
Find out more about what to do and see in the Black Country here.