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9 Good Reasons for Living in Birmingham

Some people are very passionate about where they live. Perhaps they were born and brought up in the area, or perhaps they came to it later and want to sing its praises as a result. Birmingham is no exception, and here are a selection of reasons that are given to support living in Birmingham.

1. Birmingham is ranked 3rd in the UK for the standard of living. A Mercer study considered factors such as health care, crime rates, transport, food and drink, and leisure.

2. Significant investment in recent years have transformed the cityscape from its post-war state to a major tourist destination and business centre

3. Excellent rail links via New Street Station, which is located in the heart of the city

4. It is the second largest city in the country which means it is a fabulous destination for eating, drinking and shopping. The Bullring is the shopping destination of choice with more than 160 shops and 25 restaurants, and is the country’s busiest shopping centre.

5. A great student city: Birmingham offers the lowest weekly living cost of all UK student towns and cities, according to the Natwest Student Living Index 2009. The survey accounted for the cost of going out, food shopping, rent and more. Universities include Aston, Birmingham City and the University of Birmingham.

6. Sports fans will find something to enjoy, with the Football teams, Birmingham City and Aston Villa, test and county cricket at Edgbaston and the National Indoor Arena. Birmingham is the home of more World and European events than anywhere else in UK.

7. It is a great location for sightseeing, with attractions including Drayton Manor Theme Park, Cadbury World, IMAX 3D cinema, National Sea Life Centre, Dudley Zoo, the Black Country Living Museum and the Planetarium at Thinktank.

8. Despite the infamous Spaghetti Junction, Birmingham is in a good location on the road network, acting as a hub to the UK motorway system. It is 2h30 by car from London, which is 119 miles southeast. Park and Ride facilities are available to alleviate any parking problems at peak times.

9. If you are looking to purchase property in Birmingham, the prices in 2010 are lower than they were 3 years ago. Being a city there is a full range of properties available to buy and to rent, from detached houses to city centre apartments.

Harley Little

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