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West Midlands

The West Midlands is a proud region with a proud history, and has certainly made its mark on the UK over the years. If you want to feel part of something big and have a chance to make a real difference for your community, then buying a house here is the way to go. This metropolitan region is at the heart of the country and has a vibrant mix of cities that have their own rich histories and exciting futures. It has one of the youngest populations in the UK, but it’s also a great location for those looking to raise a family.

Buying a West Midlands home

The West Midlands is an ambitious area with its own unique energy, which you’ll struggle to find anywhere else. It’s known for being a passionate, hard-working region - an attitude that has spanned for years and years and still resonates today. But it’s not all go, go, go. There are pockets of tranquillity dotted throughout the area, offering some respite as well as plenty of things to do when family and friends come to visit your new home.

Living in West Midlands

A region of firsts

If there’s ever been a place that inspires change, it’s the West Midlands. It has many claims to fame, with a variety of businesses, historical figures and events and cultural movements having roots in the area.

Cadbury’s chocolate, Bird’s Custard, spoons, forks, digital computers and even smoke alarms were all invented in the West Midlands. Many of the UK’s most well-known businesses were founded here, and, when you drive a car, know that its horn, wind wipers and indicators were all first made in Birmingham and Coventry, respectively.

Looking further than manufacturing, literary legends William Shakespeare and George Elliot were born in this region. Music masters Led Zepplin, The Beatles and Ozzy Osbourne have their roots here, too. And this isn’t even everything or everyone that has come from the West Midlands. If you’re a homebuyer who’s keen to level up in your career or is looking for an area with lots of history, buying a home in this region is a great next step.

The workshop of the world

The Workshop of the World is one of the many nicknames given to the West Midlands, paying homage to its entrepreneurial spirit and the thriving industries that have grown within the region as a result. This means that there are plenty of career opportunities for homebuyers to take advantage of after buying a new house.

Digital, manufacturing, finance and life sciences are just some of the region’s leading industries while Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter produces 40% of the country’s jewellery. The region is a leader in the Green Industrial Revolution, working towards becoming net zero by 2041, and was also the testing ground for driverless cars and a multi-city 5G network. This is an area that really is at the forefront of change.

Looking at the various towns and cities that make up this forward-thinking region, we have Coventry, whose status as the City of Culture is a testament to its thriving music scene and its many, many historical buildings. Wolverhampton is known for being an art hive that’s also well-suited for families, while is bursting with historical significance.

This region really is a frontrunner for the UK, with a diverse range of industries thriving throughout. There’s no better place to find work, start a business or feel like you’re part of something bigger.

A Persimmon home in the West Midlands

If you’re looking for a new home in an area you can feel proud of, look no further than the West Midlands. Diversity is what makes this region so unique. It’s a patchwork of colourful cities and charming towns, with all kinds of sectors flourishing throughout as homebuyers from far and wide flock to this location.

Persimmon has plenty of new builds available throughout the region. Explore our homes above or get in touch if you have any questions about your home-buying journey.