Famous for its world-class cricket grounds, Edgbaston is an attractive and sought-after area of Birmingham. Stationed to the South West of the city centre, the leafy surrounds are home to the University of Birmingham, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and a number of outstanding secondary schools.
The name Edgbaston comes from Old English meaning “village of a man called Ecgbald”. In the 19th century, the Gough-Calthorpe family, who controlled the area, refused to allow factories or warehouses to be built in Edgbaston, hence why the area contains a rich variety of green spaces and is an attractive location for residents.
Situated close to the city centre, Edgbaston is served by two railway stations (University station and Five Ways railway station) and a busy bus route on the A38.