Sutton Coldfield is a popular residential area and housing is the major land use as a consequence. There are large areas of pleasant leafy suburbs, a mixture of interesting historic buildings including the conservation areas of Four Oaks and the Town Centre.
Much of Sutton Coldfield is open space, with 2,400 acres of Sutton Park as well as most of the City’s green belt providing the area with one of its major assets. Sutton Park is a National Nature Reserve with areas of woodlands, heaths, wetlands and pools that attract many species of wildlife as well as two million visitors a year.
It is the largest Local Authority Park of its type in the United Kingdom and contains some of the last surviving examples of natural countryside in the area.