Solihull is a town located around 10 miles southeast of Birmingham city centre and is the largest town in the borough of the same name. Solihull the town has a population of around 94,000, and the borough of Solihull around 200,000.
Whilst Birmingham nearby featured heavily in the industrial revolution, having been christened “the first industrial town in the world”, the industrial revolution largely passed Solihull by. Perhaps this suggests why the population of Solihull didn’t explode until the 1960s, rising from around 8,000 at the turn of the century to a massive 100,000. A number of factors contributed to this dramatic rise, including the development of a Rover car plant that employed many in the area, and the release of large areas of land for housing development.
Today, Solihull is one of the most prosperous towns in the Midland and this is reflected in the types of houses available for sale, with those being mainly semi-detached, detached or town houses.