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Reasons to move to Wolverhampton

Are you moving to Wolverhampton? As a removals and storage company with our head offices based in Wolverhampton, Burke Bros Moving Group, have valuable knowledge of this area and are proud to operate within the West Midlands, as well as the UK nationally.

We know moving home can be a stressful prospect, and choosing the right location for you is essential. That is why we have chosen to tell you some of the top reasons to move to Wolverhampton, which is a city undergoing some major investment and renovations in recent years.

One of the main reasons to consider moving to Wolverhampton is the people! If you move to Wolverhampton you will be joining around 250,000 residents and it is the 13th most populous city in England. People from Wolverhampton have a strong sense of community due to their heritage as part of the ‘Black Country’, the name given the local areas industrial past in the 19th and early 20th century, as well as Wolverhampton being very culturally diverse. This cosmopolitan city is an excellent place for the chance to socialise with people from all around the world.

Wolverhampton is also a thriving centre for arts and live entertainment. It has many popular venues which sees famous musicians, artists and west end shows come to perform, these include the Wolverhampton Civic Halls, Light House Media Centre, The Grand Theatre and the Arena Theatre. The Museums, Galleries & Archives of Wolverhampton (WAVE) also attracts many visitors looking to view local art work or to visit to Bantock  House Museum, where you step back 100 years to see Wolverhampton’s involvement in the development of the railways. Many football fans may be happy to know the city has a championship league football club, Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C., and their football stadium The Molineux is located in the heart of the city centre.

The overall cost of living in Wolverhampton is said to be relatively cheap for a city of its size and the average house price is around £150,000. Wolverhampton has excellent transportation links including being located right next to the M6 and M54 motorways. It is less than 20 miles to the second largest city in the UK, Birmingham, and is easily commutable if you chose to work in that area. As well as being a 20 minute drive away from the Shropshire countryside. The city has excellent railway links and the station will be going through development to improve services within the next few years.

Wolverhampton has an excellent reputation when it comes to education and there are many public with “outstanding” and “good” OFSTED reports and private secondary schools including the Wolverhampton Grammar School, one of the oldest schools in the country founded in 1512, and also the Wolverhampton Girls’ High School. The University of Wolverhampton is located within the city centre and has an excellent reputation attracting over 23,000 students from across the UK and internationally.

The city has attracted a lot of business investment with large corporations choosing Wolverhampton as their head office locations, such as car manufacturers Jaguar Landrover and Porsche. The University of Wolverhampton is also undergoing an expansion which will also increase the amount of students attracted to the area. The local shopping is being improved with the Mander Centre undergoing renovations and  a new Debenhams will be located within the centre in the next coming years.

If you are moving to Wolverhampton, Burke Bros specialise in removals and storage and are the largest privately owned moving company within this region. We have over 30 years’ experience moving people and their personal affects, furniture and offices in the UK and internationally. If you are moving to Wolverhampton and need advice or would like to arrange a free pre-moving survey, please call us on 01902 714555.

April 1st, 2015 | Categories: Blog