The West Midlands region features bustling metropolitan centres, historic towns and easy access to beautiful rolling countryside. One of the best-connected areas of the country, the region offers fast road and rail links to London and many other major towns and cities. See what the region has to offer with our best new build homes for sale in the West Midlands.
Is the West Midlands a good place to live?
With Birmingham at its heart, the West Midlands is a thriving hive of activity in the centre of the country, with many appealing qualities. A number of the UK’s major motorways converge in the West Midlands. This makes it easily accessible from all parts of the country. Equally, you can reach London and other major centres with ease from the West Midlands, whether by rail or road.
Birmingham is understandably the focal point of the region. With its population of more than a million people and its reputation as a centre for industry and manufacturing, the city is the powerhouse of the region’s economy. Birmingham brings great opportunities for employment and career development, and is home to five universities. However, this vibrant and beautiful part of the UK has much to offer beyond its foremost city.
New build homes for sale in the West Midlands: Highest rated developments
From energetic, vibrant cities to sleepy, rural villages, the West Midlands has something for everyone. The region’s affordable house prices and wealth of new build developments make it a particularly appealing prospect for first-time buyers, young professionals and new families.
Our ranking of the West Midlands’ top 10 new build homes for sale is below. Verified residents have reviewed the region’s new homes, so HomeViews can rank new build developments based on the real life experience of living in them. Take a look below to see the best new homes in the West Midlands.
*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how many reviews a scheme has and how recently those reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. Buildings with a larger number of more recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance – as on our area guide pages.
Taking top spot in our list of new properties for sale in the West Midlands is Hereford Point, a collection of 2, 3 & 4 bedroom, energy-efficient new homes in Hereford. Close to the open green of the neighbouring golf course and Racecourse, whilst providing excellent design and all your modern necessities, Hereford Point is a highly regarded development with plenty of open green space, with new play areas, picnic spots and even an apple orchard.
Second place is taken by Brewers Meadow, situated in Langley, Oldbury. The development overlooks the Titford Canal and is opposite Langley Park. Developed by Lioncourt Homes, Brewers Meadow offers a range of two-bedroom apartments and three and four-bedroom houses, in a choice of eight different designs.
For third place we move over to Priors Crescent, which is surrounded by open fields and overlooks seven acres of green space. Priors Crescent offers easy access to Alcester, Evesham and Stratford Upon Avon. One resident was blown away by their new home, describing it as a: “special gem of a development like none I have seen before!”
In 4th, Bilbrook Mill by Bloor Homes sits within the charming village of Bilbrook. Comprising a range of 2, 3 and 4-bedroom homes, the development is conveniently situated near a range of shops, a pub, medical centre and more within the village itself. It’s also adjacent to the very popular village of Codsall.
Fifth spot is taken by Heritage Fields, two miles from the centre of Nuneaton and within easy reach of several major motorways. Coventry, Birmingham and Leicester are all just a short drive away, as well as schools, local shopping centres and sports and entertainment options.
In sixth place we have Kenilworth Corner, a prime development of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes in the rural (and much desired) location of Kenilworth. Coventry, Warwick and Birmingham are all within easy reach. Residents say that there are beautifully designed houses here, and that it offers a quiet neighbourhood with great views of the area.
Taking seventh place in the West Midlands is Bloor Homes at Penkridge. The development is conveniently positioned for Penkridge town, as well as access to nearby Stafford. The development currenly (January 2023) has a perfect location score of 5 out of 5, while residents also love the overall design of their homes and the easy access to great in-site facilities.
In ninth, Somerford Park is a new development with 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes in Staffordshire. It is located half a mile from a diverse mix of local amenities including a salon and a library. Additionally, Cannock Shopping Centre and The Wulfrun and Mander Shopping Centres are all less than 10 miles away.
Sneaing into the top 10 is Encore, a new development by Strata in the village of Brizlincote on the south-east edge of Burton, offering easy travel proximity to Burton and Swadlincote, and a 15-mile drive to Derby and Lichfield. One resident calls this development: “A beautiful place to live,” citing the great design and convenient location.
Living in the West Midlands
But the region isn’t all about Birmingham. The cities of Wolverhampton, Stoke-on-Trent and Coventry all have plenty to offer, including affordable house prices. Additionally, the smaller towns and cities of Worcester, Warwick and Leamington Spa, each have their own charm and appeal.
Although the West Midlands is a bustling, well-connected region, you can still find peaceful seclusion within easy reach. The area boasts The Cotswolds, The Malvern Hills, The Shropshire Hills and Cannock Chase. Each of them is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with stunning, rolling countryside. These protected areas offer miles of walking and cycling routes, providing an escape from city life and a slower pace of life.
West Midlands property prices
The West Midlands offers an affordable option for buyers, with property prices significantly below the average price for England. According to Zoopla, in the 12 months to January 2023, the average price of property in the West Midlands was £269,000. This compares to an average property price across England of £316,000.
Apartments and terraced houses in the West Midlands offer great value compared to the rest of England. The average price of an apartment in the region comes in at just £146,000. Meanwhile, terraced houses are an average price of £201,000. Larger properties are still significantly below the national average price, though a detached house will set you back around £435,000.
If you’re a city dweller, you’ll be pleased to hear that property prices in the major urban centres of the West Midlands are even lower than the regional average. Birmingham property costs an average of £244,000, while the average for Coventry is £252,000 and Wolverhampton is £235,000. In contrast, prices in the smaller, historic towns and cities of Warwick, Leamington Spa and Worcester are significantly above the regional average (£407,000, £388,000 and £300,000 respectively).
Are you interested in learning more about the wealth of options for buying in the West Midlands? If you’re thinking of moving to the region, check out our area guide below for more information. From there, you can discover the towns and cities of the region, and all the latest new build developments across the West Midlands.
West Midlands is the name of both a large region and a smaller county on the western side of central England. This guide covers the larger region, which stretches from Shropshire and Herefordshire in the west to Staffordshire and Warwickshire in the east. Read more about West Midlands
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