Halesowen, where Hicks Hadley opened our first office in 1992, is a busy town situated between Stourbridge and Birmingham. It has a wide variety of properties to choose from and excellent transport links including Halesowen bus station with routes going into Birmingham every 10 minutes. This makes it ideal for anyone in the market to buy or rent who wants easy access to Birmingham (approximately 7 miles away), Stourbridge or the surrounding areas. There are also numerous west midlands motorway routes within easy reach with access from Halesowen at junction 3 of the m5. Rowley Regis train station is only about a 10-minute drive away and Cradley Heath and Old Hill train stations are just a few miles away too. These provide direct access into both Birmingham city centre and the Worcestershire countryside.
There is a real mixture of homes in Halesowen, from victorian terraced to large detached family homes as well as large estates which were built in the 1960s and ’70s. Consequently it is always very popular with buyers and renters of all kinds. From lovers of period properties to people who prefer much newer homes.
Halesowen town centre has all of the shops and services that most people could need including a number of independent stores. The Cornbow Shopping Centre is an undercover shopping area which features various coffee shops and a large Asda. There are also other well known shops in the town such as Holland and Barret, WH Smith, EE, Subway, Greggs, Costa and the ever useful Wilkinsons as well as a number of banks, solicitors and the like. The centre is relatively compact which is handy and in fact is now seeing more residential development. The always popular Wicks and B&Q are also a very short drive from the town centre. These are situated on the well known, and surprisingly high, Mucklow Hill.
There are also other smaller areas of Halesowen such as Lapal and Hasbury which are generally thought of as desirable locations and offer a broad selection of detached and semi-detached houses containing 2, 3, 4, or more bedrooms. These houses will often have off-road parking and large gardens.
The town is overlooked by the Clent hills area of outstanding natural beauty where numerous footpaths and trails enable residents and visitors to get back to nature and there are also a number of beautiful parks in the local area including the well-known and very large Leasowes park. This beautiful outdoor space is thought to be one of the first natural landscape gardens in England and has wonderful wildflowers in the spring.
There are a number of good schools in Halesowen such as Windsor High School and sixth form specialist sports college, Leasowes High School, and Earls High School. Halesowen College provides excellent post-16 education too. Halesowen also has a tennis club, rugby club, athletics club and cricket club which are all very popular.
If you would like any more information about any aspect of the town just get in touch with Hicks Hadley Estate Agents and any one of our Halesowen property experts will be happy to tell you more or help you find your next property to buy or rent.