Absorbed into an expanding Birmingham in 1891, Balsall Heath is today closely linked with Moseley as it shares the main Alcester Road (A435), as a result this has created excellent public transport links and accessibility to the city centre.
It is home to some architecturally stunning buildings including the baths, opened in 1907, the eldest of only three Grade II listed swimming baths in the country as well as the library, dating back even further to 1895. Although being situated on the edge of the inner city, there is green space available at Calthorpe and Balsall Heath Parks. The area is home to part of Birmingham's famous 'Balti Triangle' which contains a range of restaurants enjoyed by locals and visitors to the city alike.
Much of the housing stock dates from the Edwardian/ Victorian era as well as some 1960s/ 1970s town house developments near Edward Road. From affordable ‘two up, two down’ terraces close to Ladypool Road to larger style Victorian terraces close to Cannon Hill Park, there are options for first time, family and investment buyers alike. The area has a diverse mixture of cultures and is a suitable alternative to anyone looking to be close to the city centre without actually having to be resident there.
Just a few minutes from our office, we have in depth knowledge of the property market in Balsall Heath and enjoy dealing with the cultural diversity that the area has to offer.
Basic Balsall Heath Statistics at a glance:
Postcodes: B12 (Majority of)
Major Bus Routes: 50, 35, 8A, 8C
City Centre: 2.1 miles (from A435/Brighton Road Junction)*
M42 Junction 3: 7.4 miles (from A435/Brighton Road Junction)*
M6 Junction 6: 4.8 miles (from A435/Brighton Road Junction)*
*Distances calculated using AA Route Planner.
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