Local area guide

Living in Wolverhampton

Thinking about moving to Wolverhampton? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools and transport connections are like - and of course the most important thing of all: how much houses cost to buy.

Your guide to moving to Wolverhampton

Why Wolverhampton is a good place to live

Whether you are moving to Wolverhampton out of choice or necessity, you will find it has numerous appealing attributes that make living in Wolverhampton a rewarding experience. The city showcases an impressive blend of historical architecture intermingled with more modern amenities, catering to a versatile range of tastes and interests. Residents of Wolverhampton reap the benefits of an urban lifestyle, coupled with surprisingly affordable living costs, significantly contributing to its allure. Not to be overlooked are the city's convenient transport links to key cities like Birmingham and Manchester, making travelling and commuting much easier. Nature lovers can further enjoy scenic parks, such as West Park and Phoenix Park, which punctuate the city, giving a suburban feel to city living.

What's Wolverhampton famous for?

When it comes to what Wolverhampton is famous for, two key elements leap to mind: the city's industrial heritage and its esteemed Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club. Wolverhampton's rich history as a hub for coal mining, steel production, and vehicle manufacturing is celebrated throughout, reflecting the city's past as an industrial powerhouse, particularly in the realm of engineering. Meanwhile, football fans will be well aware of the Wolverhampton Wanderers, a Premier League football club that has become emblematic of the city's community spirit. Also notable is Wolverhampton's claim to fame as the site for the UK's first set of traffic lights at Princes Square.

Things to do in Wolverhampton

For those exploring what to do in Wolverhampton, rest assured, the city has more than a few attractions to keep you occupied. History buffs can get a taste of the city's past by visiting Wightwick Manor and Gardens. This Victorian manor offers insights into the era's architecture and surroundings with its art collections and extensive woodlands. For those in pursuit of culture and performances, the Grand Theatre and Art Gallery offer a mixture of live shows and intriguing art exhibitions. Also delightful is the local cuisine at eateries ranging from traditional British pubs to Café Maxsim for Spanish tapas and Indigo for Indian food. From the history lover to the foodie, there's something for every taste in Wolverhampton.

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Average asking prices in Wolverhampton today

We update our average asking prices every day using data from millions of properties for sale.

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£190,000

117 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£362,000

194 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£250,000

312 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£120,000

99 properties for sale

Properties currently for sale in Wolverhampton

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Transport in Wolverhampton

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Wolverhampton.

Local connections

Wolverhampton
National Rail
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Coseley
National Rail
3.3 miles / 5.3 km
Bilbrook
National Rail
3.6 miles / 5.8 km
Codsall
National Rail
4.3 miles / 6.9 km
Tipton
National Rail
4.6 miles / 7.4 km
Dudley Port
National Rail
5.3 miles / 8.5 km

Schools in Wolverhampton

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Wolverhampton.

Education in Wolverhampton

Progress Schools - Wolverhampton
Ages: 11 - 16 years old
Ofsted Rating: Inadequate (2022)
Broadmeadow Special School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Nishkam Primary School Wolverhampton
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2020)
Thomas Telford University Technical College
Ages: 11 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2018)
West Park Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Graiseley Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2018)

Local pubs in Wolverhampton

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  • Lych Gate Tavern

    Wolverhampton, WV1

    Serving an ever changing variety of Real Ales and Cask Ciders, The Lych Gate Tavern offers a friendly, welcoming and comfortable environment in which to sit back back and relax with friends and family whilst you unwind and let the hustle and bustle of the

  • Posada

    Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1

  • Goose

    Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1

  • Wanderers' Return

    Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1

    Sports and music venue showing all the sports action all day everyday and transforming into a music led venue in the evenings.