Shirley is one of the largest areas within the Solihull Borough and with more and more new bars, restaurants and retail outlets opening up, this area is becoming an increasingly popular area to live.
It lies along Stratford Road, just 3 miles from Solihull town centre and just off Junction 4 of the M42, which links Birmingham and Stratford.
Shirley offers excellent transport links, whether it be by road, rail or air due to the close proximity of the M42 / M40, Shirley Railway Station and Birmingham International Airport. Whether you just like to get away on holiday or you need to travel for work, Shirley is the ideal location.
Shirley and Solihull have a huge variety of primary and secondary schools to cater for all needs, some of which are the highest-performing schools in the West Midlands.
Solihull has over 1,500 acres of parks and open spaces including nature reserves and plenty of countryside walks. If it's outdoor sports that you're after, a round of golf at Shirley Golf Club, tennis at the Blossomfields Sports Centre or a game of rugby with the Shirley Lions, this area has it all. If you are looking for a nice walk and somewhere for the kids to blow off a bit of steam, try Shirley Park or Malvern and Brueton Park which is on the outskirts of Solihull.
Shirley is situated close to Birmingham's NEC arena (which is the UK’s number one venue of choice for organisers, exhibitors and visitors), Resorts World (which hosts superb restaurants, outlet stores, an IMAX cinema and arcade fun) as well as the Genting Arena (which is home to the UK's largest casino).
Shirley High Street has undergone a huge facelift, offering a wide variety of bars and restaurants to suit all tastes. A few miles away from Shirley is Touchwood, an award-winning 650,000 square-foot shopping and entertainment complex which is home to over 80 stores, including John Lewis, Bravissimo, Monsoon, Hollister, Pandora and Zara, as well as bars and restaurants like the Handmade Burger Co, TGI Friday's, Nando's, Pizza Express, Pizza Hut and cafes like Costa Coffee and Coffee Republic.