Why live in Edgbaston?
Curved around the south-west of the city centre, Edgbaston is known for its leafy, winding roads and large houses. The suburb includes the University of Birmingham campus, the Botanical Gardens and well as a large reservoir that’s popular with runners and walkers, as well as being a feeder for the city’s famous canal system.
Living in Edgbaston, Birmingham is your oyster. University station takes you to Birmingham New Street in eight minutes (every 10 minutes at peak time). You could even walk to the city centre along the canal from University Station.
Not to name drop but J. R. R. Tolkien lived in Edgbaston during his teenage years, and the two towers of Edgbaston – Perrott’s Folly and the Waterworks Tower, both close to the Oratory – are said to have provided inspiration for part of his The Lord of the Rings novel.