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Discover why Birmingham is a perfect place to live and work


Relocating to Birmingham

Are you thinking of moving to Birmingham and the West Midlands? Our area guides are designed to help you discover the best place for you to live in Birmingham

Area Guides

Find the best places to live using our detailed Area Guides

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Transforming Birmingham

Read about Birmingham's future plans for development

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LIVE Birmingham Magazine

Top lifestyle articles from local experts

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Greater Birmingham is at the cutting edge of medical technology and global healthcare

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Birmingham provides great education and highest quality schools from Pre-school all the way to Higher Education

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Lifestyle in Birmingham

Discover what living in Birmingham is like - a city with a ranking in the Top 20 international destination by the New York Times

  • Food


    With the variety of flavours from every corner of the world, you can find the finest delicacies and the best gourmet street food throughout Birmingham along with four Michelin starred restaurants. It is also the birthplace of the balti and home to the famous Balti Triangle.

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  • Shopping


    Birmingham is a paradise for shoppers. With its independent retailers, Grand Central Birmingham, the world-famous Jewellery Quarter and the new Harvey Nichols, Birmingham attracts over 40 million shoppers each year.

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  • Parks & Open Spaces

    Parks & Open Spaces

    Birmingham is renowned for its wealth of luscious green areas and having more miles of canal than Venice. Many urban parks have tennis courts, children's play areas, cafes and award winning green spaces for anyone who wants to take a break from the lively streets.

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  • Culture


    From a fantastic arts scene with galleries throughout the city to the internationally loved orchestra and ballet company, Birmingham is rich in culture. The city also celebrates a range of world-class arts events, festivals and celebrations each year.

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  • Sport & Leisure

    Sport & Leisure

    There are live sporting events throughout the year in Birmingham including international athletics, Rugby World Cup, Ashes Test Matches and the Ryder Cup Golf.

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  • Nightlife


    There's always something interesting happening in Birmingham in the evenings - be it quiet drinks on the canalside, fine dining at a Michelin starred restaurant, live music at one of the areas or catching a show at the Hippodrome.

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  • Music


    Whether it's a majestic serenade from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, a rocking gig at the Jam House or a chart-topping singer at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham has a fantastic selection of venues for every genre of music.

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Working in Birmingham

Find out why people are moving to Birmingham - Europe's 'Location of the Future' and ranked by fDI Intelligence as having one of the highest quality work-forces in Europe

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