Sutton Coldfield is a hugely attractive town much favoured by professionals working in nearby Birmingham and by families putting down roots. Known for its nationally significant park, the town is made up of areas that include Walmley, Four Oaks, and Streetley.
The northern parts of Birmingham such as Great Barr and Kingstanding are located to the immediate south-west of the town, with the city centre of Birmingham just beyond them. Walsall and the Black Country are located to the west of Sutton Coldfield, with Tamworth to the north-east and the cathedral city of Lichfield just over the Staffordshire border to the north.
The M42 motorway runs just to the east of the town and provides excellent links to Solihull, the NEC, Birmingham Business Park and Birmingham International Airport, as well as connecting with the M40 that runs to Oxford, Reading and London. In the opposite direction the M42 joins the M6 Toll providing swift and easy links to Manchester and the North.
The railway station lies in the centre of the town and is ideal for commuters heading to the centre of Birmingham – from Sutton Coldfield station it is just 20 minutes to Birmingham New Street. Alternately there are A roads heading from the town into the north of Birmingham.
For those looking to buy properties within the town there are both older estates as well as more modern developments built since the Millennium. Amongst the schools in Sutton Coldfield is the historic Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School – founded by a leading figure in the development of the town in the 16th century.
Just outside the town and close to the village of Wishaw is the Belfry Golf Course, Hotel and Spa – one of the finest golf courses in Europe and venue of the Ryder Cup on four occasions, the last of which was in 2002. There are numerous sports clubs based in the town – Four Oaks Saints Cricket Club lay in the Premier Division of the Warwickshire Cricket League and Sutton Coldfield Cricket Club in the Birmingham League, with their ground often used by Warwickshire for second eleven matches.
One of the foremost attractions of the town is Sutton Park – designated as a National Nature Reserve and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The park is 2000 acres of green parkland full of wildlife and is popular with joggers, walkers, and horse-riders. Prehistoric remains have been found in the park as well as evidence of Roman occupation. The park was once a hunting ground owned by Henry VIII.
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