Persimmon Homes - Phoenix Wharf, B70
Located within the Sandwell and Swan Village area of West Bromwich, Phoenix Wharf is in an excellent location within the West Midlands. A new home here will put you less than six miles northwest of Birmingham, with the towns of Dudley, Smethwick, Wolverhampton and Walsall all within easy reach. The journey into Birmingham city centre for some retail therapy or a night out with friends, takes about half an hour.
If you're a football fan, you've got West Bromwich Albion Football Club on your doorstep and if you're after green space, the Sandwell Valley Country Park offers woodland walks, lakes and streams for hiking and biking. It's easy to get out and about if you want a break from city life. The M5 and M6 are not far from the development, and these two great routes will have you in the countryside of Worcestershire and Staffordshire in no time.
There are plenty of green spaces within this metropolitan area, ranging from the Sheepwash Local Nature Reserve and Greets Green Park to Victoria Park, Oakwood Park and the 660 acre Sandwell Valley Country Park. The feel of the countryside is never far away. For families moving to the area, there are plenty of child-friendly attractions nearby including Sandwell Park Farm, Dudley Zoo and Castle, Cadbury World and the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham. Other places of interest include Boulder Central Indoor Climbing, Manor House Museum, the Black Country Living Museum and The Hawthorns - home of West Bromwich Albion football club.
If you're moving to the area with school-age children, it's good to know that there are some excellent schools for your children to attend. Outstanding schools nearby include Hargate Primary School, St Mary Magdalene C of E Voluntary Controlled Primary School, St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School, Sandwell Academy and Holyhead School.
West Bromwich is well-connected by road and rail, ideal if you need to commute to work. The town is a 15 minute drive from Dudley, a 25 minute drive from Walsall, and a 20 minute drive from Birmingham. From Wolverhampton, the journey to West Bromwich takes 30 minutes by car while the train journey to London Euston from Sandwell & Dudley Station takes just one hour 45 minutes. If you're going on holiday, West Bromwich is only a 30 minute drive away from Birmingham Airport, or 25 minutes by direct train from Birmingham International station.