A street in Stourbridge has just been named the most expensive place in the West Midlands – beating off competition from rivals in leafy Solihull and Sutton Coldfield.
The average house in the town’s Quarry Park Road sold for £1,070,000 in the four years to this year, according to figures from Lloyds TSB.
Rosemary Hill Road in Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield, was ranked second with an average price of £990,000.
Alderbrook Road in Solihull was third, with buyers stumping up an average of £939,000.
Stourbridge councillor Les Jones, who is also leader of Dudley Council, said the result was no surprise.
“Stourbridge as a whole is a very attractive place to live,” he said. “It’s on the fringes of the green belt, between the countryside and urban conurbation. There are some lovely villages.
“There is good motorway accessibility to cities like Birmingham and Worcester, a low crime rate and some of the best private and public schools too.
“There is also some of the best shopping in the country at Merry Hill.”
And Coun Mike Attwood (Con Norton) said: “Stourbridge is a sought-after area.
‘‘There are some very nice-looking big properties in quiet neighbourhoods on the edge of the green belt.”
The other streets in the regional top five were Widney Manor Road in Solihull and Belwell Grange in Sutton.
But the selling prices in the West Midlands were made to look like small change by the address which took the national top slot.
Campden Hill Square, in the heart of fashionable Holland Park in London, was Britain’s most expensive residential street with an average price of £4,863,000.
Seven of the top ten streets overall were in Kensington and Chelsea.
And the West Midlands was not even represented in the overall top 50 streets, which was dominated by locations in London and the Home Counties.