Thinking of moving to Lichfield? Whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here is what Lichfield has to offer.
House Prices 🏠
- Most expensive property: £825,000
- Average house price in Lichfield: £236,184
- Cheapest property: £71,950 2 bedroom flat.
Property Investment 🏠 🏠
- The value of residential properties in the West Midlands region are expected to rise by 17.6% by 2020
- According to RightMove, during the last year, sold prices in Lichfield were similar to the previous year and 10% up on 2007.
- £38 million investment from an American company was made in to Lichfield last year, creating 1,000 jobs
- Friarsgate (a new retail and leisure development) attracting an additional 11,000 visitors to the city each month and generating annual sales of around £61 million
- The area is home to Armitage Shanks, manufacturers of baths/bidets and showers, and master cutlers and silversmiths, Arthur Price of England.
Location and Transport 🚌
- Lichfield is a cathedral city and civil parish in Staffordshire, situated roughly 16 miles (26 km) north of Birmingham
- Birmingham Airport is 20 miles south and East Midlands Airport, 34 miles to the north east
- Trains to London Euston can take as little as 69 minutes.
- The nearest motorway junction is Junction T5 of the M6 Toll.
- Lichfield has 9 primary, 1 infant, 3 secondary, and 2 independent schools
- Staffordshire University and South Staffordshire College are located on the Lichfield campus
- In 2006, a £3 million school of art, design and media opened. In the latest Ofsted inspection report, it received the grade of 'outstanding provision'.
- The Buzzard Valley Vineyard, Restaurant and Fisheriesproduces white, red, rose and sparkling wines
- Drayton Manor offers both a theme park and a zoo to keep both the young and old entertained
- The Lichfield Cathedral is 800 years old and attracts lots of visitors every year.
Finally, did you know …
- Lichfield was the birthplace of Samuel Johnson, the writer of the first authoritative Dictionary of the English Language?
- Lichfield’s three-spired Cathedral is the only one in the country to have maintained its medieval outline? The spires, seen from a distance, are known as The Ladies of The Vale
- In 1939, large numbers of children from other cities were evacuated to Lichfield, as it was anticipated that Lichfield would be safe from German bombing? Some bombs did fall, however, killing 3 people.