As lockdown restrictions continue to ease, the housing market is forecast to experience strong growth over the coming months, with many buyers wanting to take advantage of the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday extension outlined in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget.
As Tamworth’s leading estate agent, our experts have compiled some of the key benefits of living in this affordable part of south Staffordshire. We want to help you understand what Tamworth can offer to its residents, and why it could be a great place to consider moving to.
A great choice of shops, restaurants and bars
Tamworth, which takes its name from the River Tame that flows through the town, is a vibrant place with plenty of shops in the town centre, including more than 60 in Ankerside Shopping Centre.
Accompanying the high street stores are numerous unique and independent shops, bars and restaurants.
On Tuesday and Saturday, a busy street market featuring more than 100 stalls sets up in the heart of the town, offering shoppers a great choice of fresh produce, clothes and household goods.
Ventura Retail Park is also just a short walk or even shorter drive from the historic town centre and offers major supermarkets, dozens of large clothes retailers and places to eat and drink.
An excellent location
We think you will find all you need in Tamworth, but everyone likes to venture further afield from time to time and Tamworth has excellent road, rail and airport links.
The buzzing city of Birmingham is just 14 miles away and regular trains connect you to both the second city and London. Birmingham International Airport is just a few junctions down the M42.
Multiple motorway networks including the M42 and M6 are right on your doorstep and the A5 and A38 will quickly connect you to many other Midlands locations, such as Lichfield, Cannock and Nuneaton.
Fun for all the family and exciting days out
In 1994, Europe’s first real indoor ski slope opened its doors right here in Tamworth. You will find the Snowdome located just off the A5, offering a unique skiing experience for a wide range of abilities, from a beginner’s slope to a more advanced 170m-long slope, for more experienced skiers.
With a gym, swimming pool and ice rink also on the site, it offers to its visitors that will keep everyone occupied. It also offers lots of activities, such as tobogganing and tubing, and lessons, such as swimming, skiing and ice skating.
Drayton Manor Theme Park is also located in Tamworth and thrill-seekers can enjoy more than 100 rides as well as the Adventure Cove, zoo and, for the younger ones, Thomas Land.
The beautiful Tamworth Castle is situated right in the heart of the town and offers functions including wedding hire.
Visitors will be mesmerised by murder mysteries, ghost tours and more inside the Tudor and Jacobean buildings that tower over the Medieval Great Hall.
Cost of living and affordability
In comparison to other areas in the UK, Tamworth isn’t a particularly expensive place to live. There are plenty of relatively affordable houses and flats to rent across the region.
House prices are also generally lower in the area, and with the tax break making buying a more affordable option, especially for first-time buyers, Tamworth could be a great option for affordable buying.
So, whether you’re looking for a flat, terraced house, semi-detached or detached home, Tamworth can offer an affordable option. The council tax is also affordable and sits slightly lower than the UK national average (Which).
Schools and activities
Tamworth is a vibrant town for young children and there are 45 primary schools, ten secondary schools and four 16 to 18-year-old colleges/schools.
There is also a strong sense of community spirit and support, including lots of pre-school activities for younger children in and around Tamworth.
Want to discuss this in more detail?
At Taylor Cole, we understand that moving home is not always a straightforward decision. If you have any queries and wish to discuss a potential move or finding the right home for you, please contact us on 01827 311412, or speak to our independent financial adviser.
If you are looking outside of Tamworth, we also cover Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield and the rest of Staffordshire.