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Why Dickens Heath is so Popular

Since the first houses were built in Dickens Heath in 1998, the area has grown in popularity over the years and there’s currently a very high demand for family homes, as well as smaller properties for couples and singles. With its handy location and large array of facilities, it’s easy to see why it has been – and still is – a great choice to live, whether you’re renting or buying.


People who live in Dickens Heath benefit from a wide range of facilities on their doorstep including a dentist, doctor’s surgery, library, village hall and primary school. In addition, there’s a good range of places to eat and drink, from coffee shops and take-aways to bars and restaurants. Residents also love the convenience of the Tesco Express, local pharmacy and several hair and beauty salons. 


Set in a semi-rural location, you can be walking by the canal or in the countryside in minutes, or you can be in Solihull town centre in 10 minutes as it’s only 3 miles away. For those that need to get further afield the M42 is only a few minutes’ drive away, leading to the M40, M5, M6, Birmingham International Airport and Birmingham International train station. In addition, the local train station at Whitlock’s End offers a regular service to Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon.


Property prices in Dickens Heath are much more affordable than in neighbouring Solihull. A typical 4-5 bedroom detached house in Dickens Heath costs an average of £590,000 while in central Solihull this jumps up to £619,000.


Dickens Heath Community Primary School was established in 2002 and currently has an Ofsted rating of Good. Children leaving the primary school usually go to the highly regarded Alderbrook Senior school, with others also attending Tudor Grange, St Peters and Woodrush – all incredibly good and popular schools.

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