Why Shirley?

Great transport links, schools, shops and more – our seven reasons to move to the area.

We’re passionate about Shirley being a great place to live, but why? Here’s our best reasons.

Transport

Living in Shirley, you’ll enjoy superb transport links by road, rail and air due to the close proximity to the M42 / M6 / M40, Birmingham International Railway Station and Birmingham Airport. These links give easy access to the rest of the country, and beyond.

Schools

Shirley and the wider Solihull area benefit from a variety of high performing primary and secondary schools. These include: Tudor Grange Academy, Arden Academy and independent schools, Solihull School and St Martin’s Girls which consistently rank highly on performance league tables.

Shops

In addition to the retail outlets at Resorts World, Shirley and neighbouring towns offer a wide variety of shops with all the amenities you could need. Touchwood Shopping Centre which features more than 80 stores – including John Lewis – and more than 20 bars & restaurants. The centre is very popular, drawing in volumes of new people every day.

Customers sitting outside Desco Lounge, Parkgate, Shirley

Entertainment

Shirley is located in close proximity to the NEC and Resorts World. The NEC hosts conventions all year round – whilst the Genting Arena, which is part of the complex stages concerts by the biggest artists in the world, week in, week out. Resorts World boasts a selection of some of the finest bars, restaurants and retail outlets.

Green space

The Borough of Solihull has over 1,500 acres of parks and open spaces –and features 10 Green Flag Award parks. Brueton Park, on the edge of Solihull town centre comprises the Parkridge Centre with a large nature area, and Olton Jubilee Park offers a basketball area, BMX track and playground.

Food and drink

The area caters for every taste – with plenty of pubs bars and eateries of all shapes and sizes in the vicinity. Whether you fancy Indian, Thai, Chinese, traditional British pub grub or perhaps some fine dining – Shirley and Solihull have got you covered.

Us

Whilst Shirley has much more to offer – we just want you to know that our service is focused on Shirley, and we’ll help you to get the full benefit of the area when choosing your new home.