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The local area guide to living in Solihull

Solihull is around a 30 minute drive from Birmingham, situated in the West Midlands, and is one of the most affluent towns in the region. Due to a clearance programme in Birmingham, large numbers of people have moved to the town, and have been doing so for the past 75 years, making it one of the fastest growing towns in the north. In 2003, Solihull received the accolade of “best place to live” in the United Kingdom by uSwitch Quality of Life Index, a prestigious position weighted on 26 different factors.

Unlike Birmingham and Coventry, Solihull managed to escape bombardment during the Second World War and has continued to blossom into a very desirable place to live. Inner city development is of high priority, as is the building of new flats to meet the demands of those looking to relocate to the area.

Locals are often referred to as Sihillians, and they take great pride in their National Exhibition Centre, which hosts over 500 events each year on a multitude of different subjects and interests. Solihull is also home to Jaguar Land Rover, with many Sihillians showing their loyalty to the brand.

Information about the local residents

According to the 2011 census, there are over 206,674 residents in Solihull, made up of 51% females and 49% males. 90% of people living here were born in England, followed by 1.3% in India, 1.3% in Ireland, and 1.1% in Wales. 97.1% of the population speak English, 0.4% speak Panjabi, 0.3% speak Gujarati, and 0.2% speak Polish. 65.6% of people identify themselves as being Christian, followed by non-religious at 21.1%, and 2.5% being Muslim.

In terms of occupation, 19.9% are classed as professional, 13.5% as administrative and secretarial, and 13% are noted as being associate professional and technical.

Nearby schools

Solihull is reputable in its standard of schooling, and receives very favourable GCSE results on the whole. Langley Primary School, Gresworld Primary School, and Yew Tree Primary School are all highly rated schools for pupils aged 5-11. Alderbrook School, Saint Martin's, and Langley School are great options for secondary schooling, plus The Sixth Form College of Solihull offers a number of different courses for post-16 education. Birmingham University is not far from town, with a further two other universities in Birmingham and two in Coventry.

Getting around

Solihull is situated in the centre of the country and has very good transport links. The A41 and A34 allow access through the town to Birmingham as well as the airport, which is not too far away, and the M42 and M40 takes you to Oxford and London. The railway service of Solihull is very convenient, and there are regular trains that go to London Marylebone.

Local shops

Touchwood shopping centre is the main attraction for Sihillians when it comes to retail shopping needs. Here, you can find shops such as Gap, H&M, John Lewis, and Zara. There is also a nine screen cinema complex, as well as the Solihull Arts Centre. More shops can be found in the High Street and Mell Square, and for those who want an even larger selection, the Bullring in Birmingham is only a short distance away.

You can be sure to be spoilt for choice with pubs, bars and restaurants. The Mason's Arms on the High Street is a classic Victorian pub with a lovely heated patio, complete with big screen TVs for sporting events and other special occasions. The Farm Inn is a pleasant 18th century dining room that serves an eclectic menu of dishes.

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