Bromsgrove refers to both the market town, and the wider Bromsgrove district, which covers the nearby Worcestershire countryside and villages. Originally documented in the 9th century as ‘Bremesgraf’, Bromsgrove later became world famous for its nail making. Bromsgrove was also home to the craftsmen and artisans of the Bromsgrove Guild who famously made the beautiful gates of Buckingham Palace and the statue of the Fortune Theatre in Drury Lane. Today it is home to the Avoncroft Open Air Museum, Sanders Park, The Jinney Ring Craft Centre and the Worcester to Birmingham Canal route. Bromsgrove is also near the famous Lickey, Clent and Waseley Hills.
From our town centre office we serve the whole of Bromsgrove, providing both sales and lettings services to sellers, buyers, landlords, and tenants. We are also proud to have an in-house, specialist, independent Bromsgrove mortgage advisor who can help with all financial service enquiries, and look over the whole of the market to get you the best deal.
For buyers Bromsgrove is a popular market town, with a mixture of different types of housing. The town also forms part of the wider Bromsgrove District. Whether you favour town living or prefer a rural home Bromsgrove has both in abundance. The main town consists of Sidemoor, Stoke Heath, Aston Fields, Charford, Marlbrook and Rock Hill. Whilst the district is a web of outlying villages to include: Stoke Prior, Finstall, Burcot, Blackwell, Tardebigge, Wythall, Bournheath, Lickey End, Catshill, Burcot, Dodford and Belbroughton. As our Bromsgrove estate agents office is located in the town centre, we are ideally located for servicing the entire local area.
The A38 runs through the east of the town, allowing for very quick access to the M5 which borders the town to the west, and the M42 which starts at the north of the town. This, combined with its convenient public transport (Birmingham New Street Station is a mere 20 mins on the train) makes Bromsgrove a popular town with commuters. Bromsgrove's recently rebuilt railway station opened in July 2016 and is located towards the south of the town, sitting at the bottom of the famous Lickey incline, the steepest incline in the British railway network. Bromsgrove's town centre is also home to a bus station convieniently located next to the high street, where buses can be found running to areas throughout Worcestershire and the West Midlands.
Bromsgrove operates the Worcestershire three tier system of First School (ages 5-9), Middle School (ages 10-13) and High School (ages 13-18). The Bromsgrove district is home to a total of 15 first schools, meaning catchment areas are rarely an issue, as there will nearly always be a first school within walking distance. There are five easily accessible middle schools throughout the town. The two main state High Schools are Bromsgrove North, which specialises in media and creative arts, and Bromsgrove South, which specialises in foreign languages and IT. The town is also home to the prestigious independent Bromsgrove School, founded in 1553, which serves ages 3-18 across it's three campuses situated throughout the town. In terms of further education, Bromsgrove is home to the main site of the Heart of Worcestershire College (Formerly North East Worcestershire College aka. NEW College), which features a £1.7 million motorcycle academy, which has been extensively equipped by Harley Davidson. Due to the previously mentioned public transport links, Bromsgrove is well situated for easy access to local universities, including the University of Worcester, the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, Aston University, and more.
Bromsgrove has a diverse job market with a variety of companies and industries represented and a market which is strong and continuing to grow. Residents are employed in many sectors including the manufacturing and construction industry. With the development of Bromsgrove Technology Park and its position on the West Midlands Technology Corridor means that jobs in this industry are also expanding. The regeneration of the town centre has also provided many more job opportunities within town. Almost a quarter of the population are employed in education and healthcare and the strong presence of local small to medium businesses ensures opportunities are available in retail/hospitality/property and other trades.
Bromsgrove is home to a range of attractions, including the well known Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, which features it's iconic windmill and a selection of other attractions, including the national telephone kiosk collection. Nearby one can find a range of countryside attractions, including the Worcester and Birmingham Canal, which is a popular spot for activities such as walking, coarse fishing, and narrowboat hire. The canal is also home to the longest lock flight in the UK, the Tardebigge lock flight, which boasts 30 locks. Attractions in the town centre include a range of independent family-friendly pubs and bars (many with outdoor areas), and a local nightclub that plays a wide selection of music.