Birmingham: the Top Place to Live in the UK

In December last year, travel handbook company Rough Guides named Birmingham one of the best cities to live in. It beat any other UK city, earning its place on the list next to big cities such as Hamburg in Germany, and New Orleans in the USA.

Amongst the reasons given were the facts that it celebrates cultural variety and is brilliant for shopping.

As a letting agency in Birmingham, we already know that it is a wonderful city to live in. That’s why we believe that we’re fully qualified to give you a quick guide as to why Birmingham is the perfect place to rent or buy a house.


Birmingham is more or less the middle of the country, which makes it a good place to travel from when visiting other big UK cities. In fact, most big UK cities are within a 4 hour drive from Birmingham.


As mentioned earlier, the diverse cultural life within Birmingham was one of the reasons why it made its way into the list of top places to live. Therefore, it has always been a city that has celebrated different peoples. The city is the centre of both the Asian music industry and garage music.

It also has several events throughout the year celebrating art, literature, poetry and film.


Birmingham is home to six universities, with its main one being The University of Birmingham. This is probably why it has one of Europe’s highest graduate retention rates, meaning students must be enjoying what the city has to offer.


What we love the most about Birmingham is that it really is affordable to live in, whether you are looking to rent or buy. It is a big city without the big city price tag.

As you can see, we are firm believers that Birmingham is a fantastic city to live in. Here at Belvoir Birmingham, we are committed to providing the best customer service to all our clients. Whether you are buying or renting, we can help you out. Please contact us on 0121 212 0122 and a member of our helpful staff will be happy to help.