SO what makes living in Solihull so great?

Published: 26 July 2019

A local’s guide to Solihull

Solihull is a bustling borough located in the heart of England. It is considered the gateway to the rest of the Midlands. Alongside the beautiful, peaceful town of Shirley, The Metropolitan Borough of Solihull also has other towns and districts sitting within it such as Dorridge, Knowle, and Castle Bromwich to name a few. Our homes for sale are located within Shirley. It’s a town with an abundance of well-known shops, a diverse mix of delicious cuisines served with a delightful, à la mode dining experience, intriguing coffee shops, and a picturesque park for morning strolls make Solihull the perfect place to live.

The location

Solihull is a well-known town with a rich history. Its Tudor-style buildings, yet modern range of shops, bars, and restaurants are sure to appeal to all tastes. For everyday needs its wide selection of Supermarkets, including Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Aldi, Iceland, and a Tesco Extra Superstore mean you will never be without choice.

Solihull Transport Links

There are train services to Birmingham Moor Street, Birmingham Snow Hill, and to Stourbridge Junction in one direction. In the other direction is Henley-in-Arden and Stratford-upon-Avon from Shirley railway station. There are also several bus routes operated by National Express West Midlands, which all stop on Stratford Road.


Solihull has excellent educational facilities including Solihull School. This school has excellent ratings and aims to cultivate a thirst for learning and helps to prepare pupils for a happy and confident adult life. Another fantastic school, Tudor Grange Academy aims to prepare young people for an internationally competitive world.

Things to do in Solihull

There is so much to do in Solihull! If you’re feeling hungry head over to Fiesta del Asado, an Argentinian steak house serving up juicy, tender steaks and scrumptious Dulce De Leche. If you’re in the mood for a delicious curry, you will be spoilt for choice with Café Saffron, the award-winning Ashe’s restaurant, and Ellora. All dishing up the finest in Indian cuisine, offering an exquisite experience in contemporary dining.

Solihull has so much more than food to discover. Perhaps you’re in the mood to explore local arts and crafts? Then check out Eaton Fine Art and the Indigo Art Gallery, independent galleries displaying work from top artists and hosting exhibitions inviting you to sip, see and critique.

If you’re a daredevil on the hunt for an exhilarating experience, visit the world’s first Bear Grylls inspired indoor and outdoor Adventure Activity Centre. Thrill seekers can test their limits with a sequence of mental and physical challenges. No two experiences are the same, so you’ll have to battle through intense challenges, including escape rooms, high ropes, mazes, assault courses, and more! You can also test out your driving skills with the ultimate Land Rover experience: a driving course designed to put you to the test with navigation bridge crossings, rock crawls, tackling steep inclines, and deep-water trenches.

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Written by the SO Resi In-House Team

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