The West Midlands is a hive of activity – and within easy reach of some of the UK’s best countryside. It’s also the second most densely populated county in the UK. Busy, bustling and culturally diverse, it’s a vibrant area in which to live and work.
The county’s towns and cities are packed with history, sport and culture – and in Birmingham, you have one of the UK’s fastest growing and most exciting cities. It’s also just an hour’s train from London. Look out for Sarehole Mill, a Grade II listed water mill in Hall Green, Birmingham, which inspired The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings.
Average living costs for the West Midlands
Average cost for both was £120/annum
Commute distance & percentage of salary
35mins 15.3% of annual salary
Distance/Time from London
Birmingham – 127miles, 2+hours drive, 1+hour train journey