Representing the second most populous county in the country, the West Midlands is a flourishing area of the UK combining some of the best aspects of neighbouring counties like Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire from which the metropolitan county of the West Midlands was originally formed back in 1972.
Parts of the West Midlands helped to form the Black Country, one of the most industrialised areas of the UK during the industrial revolution containing coal mines, foundries, brickworks and more which helped propel the country forward into the modern world.
Now, the West Midlands has an abundance of appealing tourist attractions that brings people from all over the UK, but there's even more benefits to calling the West Midlands your home with its delightfully charming residential areas. With fantastic, modern urban that have prospered from booming industries throughout the centuries, the country retains its strong rural character through the 'Meriden Gap' - a stretch of beautifully lush countryside perfect for weekend wanders.
As England's second largest city, Birmingham boasts plenty of appealing factors which attract businesses and homeowners alike. Birmingham has seen significant investment over the last decade, transforming its city centre into a vibrant retail hotspot with places like the redeveloped Bullring shopping centre. Numerous art galleries, theatres and other inspiring cultural delights have made the residential areas even more desirable, so there's no better time to pick up a property here.
Coventry is one of the most well-connected cities in the Midlands, with numerous different major motorways accessible to make commuting to neighbouring areas simple and straightforward. There's plenty of history to be found here and some truly lovely places to live where you can take advantage of its fantastic amenities. Another great place to live in the West Midlands is Wolverhampton, with distinguished art galleries and gorgeous parks on its doorstep which suit families looking for good metropolitan areas.
Those looking for woodland walks and more outdoor activities will find plenty on offer, such as Sandwell Valley Country Park, Cannon Hill Park and the curated Birmingham Botanical Gardens. There's also no shortage of castles and manors to visit which will bring you closer to the history of the West Midlands, like Wightwick Manor, Aston Hall and Dudley Castle.
For those with a sweet tooth, Cadbury World is the perfect place to delve deeper into the world of chocolate, one of the most iconic British brands and local history while also grabbing some sweet samples. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery also allow you to get closer to the region's history and art scene from over the centuries, as well as the Black Country Living Museum to take a stroll through time and wander through reconstructed, industrial-era streets.
There's no better place in the West Midlands to purchase property than in Birmingham - the cultural hub and thriving centre of the county. Snow Hill Wharf, one of Berkeley Group's premier developments, has a range of high-spec 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments that deliver fantastic value for money and put you right at the heart of the city. With Snow Hill Station just around the corner and Birmingham's main attractions only a stone's throw away, Snow Hill Wharf is the ideal property development for those searching for the excitement of an apartment in Birmingham.