Nestling in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside Redditch enjoys the benefits of new town planning with a history that dates back to the Domesday Book. Made famous by its needle manufacturing during the 19THCentury and later in the 20th Century by Royal Enfield Motors, today Redditch is no less a thriving town.
We provide a full range of property services to the whole of Redditch. Our in-house independent Redditch mortgage advisor, Dan Farley, is on hand to help with any financial services, whilst the rest of our team work to provide the best sales and lettings services in Redditch.
Amongst its many recreational facilities Redditch boasts two large parks, a shopping centre, cinema and the Abbey Stadium sports centre. On the other side of town between Webheath, Callow Hill, Hunt End and Walkwood is Morton Stanley Park which provides further recreational opportunities for all ages. The largest park is the fantastic Arrow Valley Countryside Park bordered by Winyates, Woodrow, Church Hill and Lodge Park. Boating, fishing, walking or simply sitting and watching the wildlife are some of the activities enjoyed by residents.. The play park is a key attraction for families. Towards the south side of the park there is a popular skate park, and walking paths along the river Arrow through the park and to the Forge Mill Museum in the north.
Just walking distance from Abbeydale, Mount Pleasant and St Georges-in the heart of town is Redditch’s Kingfisher Centre which hosts an array of shops for all. Being a market town Redditch’s popular market hosts a variety of stalls. For drivers, parking is ample even at the busiest times of the year.
In addition to the Kingfisher Centre, there are numerous retail parks and supermarkets scattered across the town. Sainsburys and Argos located between Riverside and Enfield. Morrisons based in Ipsley/Winyates and Tesco 24hr Extra in Oakenshaw. There are also two large DIY stores such as B&Q in Smallwood and Wickes in Mount Pleasant as well as the smaller independent building suppliers.
Redditch is also home to The Alexandra Hospital based in Woodrow. The hospital provides a 24 hr A&E as well as outpatient departments and maternity ward.
Redditch has a variety of housing stock to suit first time buyers, second home buyers and investors alike. Properties from simple 1 bedroom flats to the district’s largest detached homes can all be found here. Older property is in abundance around the ‘old town’. St Georges, Mount Pleasant and Smallwood provide affordable older property whilst more upmarket older homes can be found in Astwood Bank, Feckenham and Callow Hill. The ‘new town’ areas such as Lodge Park, Woodrow, Webheath, Greenlands, Batchley, Winyates, Church Hill, Matchborough, Oakenshaw and Brockhill consist mainly of post 1960s property of which there is a variety to suit all buyers and budgets. New housing developments are also popular amongst all buyers. Redditch is also popular with investors due to its rental yield and growing popularity amongst young families and young professionals.
Redditch operates a three tier system. First School (ages 4-9), Middle School (ages 10-13) and High School (ages 13-18). It also boasts some excellent schools. Please click on the link below for further information for individual schools. Redditch is also home to the revamped and ‘outstanding’ Heart of Worcestershire College (formerly North East Worcestershire College). Pre-school education is also of a high quality with many ‘outstanding’ nurseries/play groups. Redditch’s position in the region also ensures that prestigious higher education institutions such as Birmingham University, Aston University, Birmingham City University, Warwick University, University of Worcester and Coventry University are all within a 40-45 minute commute via car/train.
Redditch provides easy access to Birmingham Airport, Historic Warwick, Shakespeare’s Stratford and the Second City.
Located near the Warwickshire/Worcestershire border, Redditch sits in an enviable position along the M40/42 corridor giving access to all main transport routes and providing excellent commutability to the rest of the region. Redditch has good access to Birmingham, Worcester and Warwick also London is a mere two hours away along the M40. Public transport is very good and there are direct train/bus routes via Birmingham and Worcester.
As a ‘new town’ Redditch has all the transport and drivability that comes with modern town planning. When planners set out to create Redditch, one key consideration was the reduction of congestion and ease of access to all parts of the town. Most local drivers would tell you that they achieved this goal as it is possible to access any part of town in less than 10 minutes. Traffic problems and congestion are a rare occurrence for a town of its size thanks to its brilliant highway and ring way system. Also the ‘banked’ highways ensure a green and rural feel to the new town. This, residents will tell you, makes Redditch a fantastic place to work and live.
Redditch is home to some of the region’s biggest manufacturing firms such as GKN, Halfords, Samuel Taylor Ltd and Johnsons Control UK Ltd, therefore providing jobs within the manufacturing sector. A significant portion of Redditch’s workforce is also employed in retail/wholesale/hospitality industry. In addition, the easy commute to the rest of the region provides excellent employment opportunities for residents.