Knowle and Dorridge named one of the best places to live in the Midlands - The Solihull Observer

Knowle and Dorridge named one of the best places to live in the Midlands

Solihull Editorial 28th Mar, 2024   0

TWO Solihull villages have been named as one of the best places to live in the Midlands.

The result – revealed in The Sunday Times’ annual ‘Best Places to Live’ guide – shows Knowle and Dorridge amongst the top areas.

The guide said: “These super suburbs are the place to bag a big house along with school and postcode bragging rights.

“This semi-rural suburban sanctuary is close enough to Solihull’s retail action but far enough from urban sprawl – and 20 minutes by train from Birmingham city centre – to kid yourself you’re in the middle of the countryside.”

Helen Davies, editorial projects director and Best Places to Live editor, added: “This guide is a celebration of towns, cities and villages that are each a fantastic place to live in 2024, from Dunkeld to Knutsford, Falmouth to Leeds.

“Wherever you are on the property ladder, there will be somewhere to suit you.

“These are all places where you can feel grounded as well as upwardly mobile: they have a mature sense of community, lively, supportive high streets and an eye to the future, whether that is eco-friendly measures, transport and regeneration, or imaginative inclusion of new housing.”

Six other locations in the Midlands are featured in the comprehensive guide, including Buxton in Derbyshire, Stirtchley in Birmingham and Market Harborough in Leicestershire.

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