The town of Smethwick is situated approximately four miles from Birmingham city centre and is located on the borders of the Black Country towns of Oldbury and West Bromwich. Also bordering the Birmingham districts of Winston Green, Harbourne, Edgbaston, Handsworth and Quinton.
Here are the first 18 of 18 new build housing developments in and around Smethwick, West Midlands;
Living and buying property in Smethwick
Bus links are available via National Express and other operators interlinking the neighbouring areas, and for air travel Birmingham Airport is approximately 20 miles to the far eastern side of the city. Smethwick has the advantage of the Galton Bridge Railway Station which links the West Midlands and destinations further afield.
Motorway accessibility is ideal with the M5 motorway Junction 1 at West Bromwich and Junction 2 at nearby Oldbury. Other major links via road provide good access to neighbouring areas.
Things to do
'Smethwick' was originally thought to have meant "smiths' place of work" until recently and it is now suggested that the meaning is 'the settlement on the smooth land'.
There is an good range of shopping facilities in Smethwick including the Windmills Shopping Centre, with a wider range of amenities in the nearby city of Birmingham.Schooling for all ages is catered for within Smethwick or the surrounding area.
Smethwick Swimming Centre offers amenities to include a large swimming pool together with learner swimming pool, gym, steam room and sauna. The Harry Mitchell Leisure Centre is also available which provides gyms, dance studio and two sports halls.