New build homes for sale: Birmingham’s highest rated

Often referred to as England’s second city, Birmingham is a thriving and diverse place with a rich industrial and cultural heritage. Birmingham’s economy is growing rapidly, and the city is home to five universities and numerous large multinational companies. Despite this, property prices in the city remain relatively low, making it an attractive choice for home buyers. If you’re thinking of moving here, start by reading about the best new build homes for sale in Birmingham.

Where is Birmingham?

Birmingham is located in the heart of the West Midlands, just over 100 miles to the north-west of London. Historically, Birmingham was a city of high strategic importance for UK manufacturing and industry. The city is at the centre of the country’s historic canal network. The canals provided connections to London and several key port cities. This helped bring crucial supplies into the city for manufacturing, and for its products to reach the rest of the country.

The city is highly connected to the UK’s road and rail networks. This makes Birmingham easily accessible from all parts of the country. The M5, M6, M42 and several other motorways pass through, or close to Birmingham. Additionally, Birmingham’s mainline rail stations – New Street, Moor Street and Snow Hill – provide fast and efficient routes to London and other major UK cities. Birmingham Airport also puts Europe within easy reach, with many of the continent’s most popular destinations served by the airport.

Living in Birmingham

More than 1.1 million people live in Birmingham, and the city is one of the country’s most ethnically diverse. Birmingham attracts people of all backgrounds and nationalities, making it a great place to experience diverse cultures and cuisines.

Birmingham’s reputation as a hub for manufacturing and industry continues to this day. Recent years have also seen a growth in new industries in the city. Tech companies have seen great opportunities, while there has been growth in the financial services sector. Birmingham’s five universities make it an attractive choice for students. Career prospects in the city are excellent, with numerous large companies headquartered in the city.

Quality of life in Birmingham is high, with the city ranked in 2017 as having the highest quality of life of any city outside the capital. The Mercer Quality of Living Report ranked Birmingham highly on the ‘city infrastructure’ ranking, emphasising its excellent transport connectivity. The cost of living in Birmingham is another factor that makes it an attractive place to live. Birmingham is on average 21% cheaper to live in than London.

Birmingham provides a wealth of different housing options. There are trendy new build developments in the city centre, with plenty of spacious family homes in its leafy suburbs. The city has seen a great deal of development recently, resulting in a superb choice of new build homes for sale in the city.

Culture, the arts and sport in Birmingham

The city has a vibrant nightlife and cultural scene, with a variety of renowned live music venues and theatres. Birmingham is the birthplace of several of the UK’s most beloved bands and recording artists, including Black Sabbath, Duran Duran, The Streets and half of the legendary Led Zepellin. The city still has a rich and varied music scene, and performers from across the world visit the city regularly.

Birmingham has a thriving food and drink culture, with an excellent selection of restaurants, cafés and bars. The city is famed for its many Indian restaurants. It is one of the best places in the UK to eat curry, thanks in part to its large Indian population. Birmingham is also home to a growing number of independent cafés and bars. These contribute to the lively atmosphere of the city centre and surrounding areas.

Sport is also central to Birmingham’s identity. The city is a superb place to experience the best sport the UK has to offer. There is Premier League football in the shape of Aston Villa, a historical giant of the English game. Warwickshire County Cricket Club play their matches at the famous Edgbaston Cricket Ground. The England cricket team also use the venue for test matches. The city is also well-known for its athletics. The city is hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games at the recently expanded Alexander Stadium. Additionally, international indoor athletics takes place at the National Indoor Arena.

What are Birmingham property prices like?

Property prices in Birmingham are rising faster than the national average, but the prices still remain on average lower than the rest of the UK. In February 2022, the average property price in Birmingham was £240,104, according to Rightmove. This represented an 11% increase on the previous 12 months.

The average price of a flat in Birmingham is £165,106. Terraced houses sell for an average of £215,474. These prices make Birmingham an attractive place for first-time buyers.

Birmingham’s property prices remain lower overall than the UK average of £268,000 (according to the Office for National Statistics). They are also currently much lower than the average price for England (£285,000).

New build homes in Birmingham: 10 best developments

Birmingham continues to be an attractive city for many reasons. The city delivers buzzing culture and nightlife, excellent career opportunities and superb connections to the rest of the UK.

You can read our ranking of Birmingham’s top 10 new build homes for sale below. Verified residents have rated the developments on a variety of factors, so HomeViews can provide rankings based on the real life experience of living in each one. Take a look below to see the highest rated new build homes across Birmingham.

*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.

The number one development for new build homes in Kent is Holborough Lakes. This new development of two-bedroom apartments and three and four-bedroom homes is conveniently located between the M20 and the M2, and within easy reach of Medway and Maidstone. Set around a series of freshwater lakes with attractive landscaping, the development offers an excellent range of facilities. All homes benefit from spacious open-plan living areas and private gardens with lawns and patios.

Read reviews and details of Holborough Lakes, ME6

3.97 (19 reviews)
3.97 (19 reviews)

In second place is Victory Pier by Berkeley Homes. Located in Gillingham, the development offers a range of apartments on the waterfront of an expanding community. Additionally, residents benefit from access to a private residents’ gym and lounge. Victory Pier is a mixed residential and retail scheme, providing shops right on its doorstep. There are also convenient connections to central London.

Read reviews and details of Victory Pier, ME7

Watling Place is a collection of new homes in the small historic village of Newington, Kent. This development has a range of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes. The towns of Rainham and Sittingbourne are nearby, as is the beautiful open countryside of the Kent Downs.

Read reviews and details of Watling Place, ME9

Mascalls Grange is a new development located in the small town of Paddock Wood, near Tunbridge Wells. Surrounded by countryside but with excellent links to the city, the development offers convenience alongside rural living. From one-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom houses, the development has a wide range of property styles to suit everyone.

Read reviews and details of Mascalls Grange, TN12

In fifth place is Blossom Grove, a collection of two, three and four-bedroom homes in the ancient village of Teynham. The development offers spacious living within a countryside setting. Sittingbourne and the market town of Faversham are within easy reach, as is the M2, providing links to the M25 and London beyond.

Read reviews and details of Blossom Grove, ME9

Sixth place is occupied by the Rochester Riverside regeneration project. This £419m development is being delivered by Countryside and Hyde over 12 years. The development is just moments from Rochester station and High Street, with views across the River Medway.

Read reviews and details of Rochester Riverside, ME1

4.23 (8 reviews)
4.23 (8 reviews)

Kingsmead is a development of two, three and four-bedroom homes in the bustling market town of Faversham, Kent. The homes are built to a high standard with modern living in mind. Faversham town centre is less than a mile away, while the development is just moments from the beautiful rolling Kent countryside.

Read reviews and details of Kingsmead, ME13

Stour Meadows is a collection of two and three-bedroom new build houses, situated in the new village of Finberry in Ashford. The homes have been built to a high standard with modern living in mind. The local amenities of Ashford are within easy reach, as is Ashford International Station, with its Eurostar terminal and fast links to London St. Pancras.

Read reviews and details of Stour Meadows, TN25

3.82 (5 reviews)
3.82 (5 reviews)

Hollyfields is a new development of two-bedroom coach houses and three, four and five-bedroom family homes in sought-after Hawkenbury, just over a mile from Tunbridge Wells town centre. Affluent Tunbridge Wells has a wealth of boutique shops and independent cafés, while its mainline station provides connections to London Bridge in 44 minutes.

Read reviews and details of Hollyfields, TN2

In tenth place in the rankings is Conningbrook Lakes. Located in Ashford, the development is a partnership between Latimer and Westerhill Homes. Conningbrook Lakes offers a variety of homes to suit all tastes. The homes have been designed to encompass the best of the lakes and country park setting, while Ashford town centre, Ashford International Station and the M20 are all within easy reach.

Read reviews and details of Latimer at Conningbrook Lakes, TN24

We hope our rankings of the best new build homes for sale in Birmingham has helped you in your property search. If you’re interested in learning more about life in the city, take a look at our guide below. From there, you’ll also be able to find all the latest property developments in the city.

Kent is one of the most popular counties in England, with a population of 1.8 million people. It has some really beautiful scenery and many great amenities for families that are looking to buy their first home or move up into a nicer place. Read more about Kent

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