Outside the thriving towns lie stunning countryside and bustling villages. There are varied Leisure activities for all ages, including the Wyre Forest, Lickey Hills, Severn Valley Railway and the West Midlands Safari and Leisure Park. Nearby major attractions include Stratford upon Avon and the cities of Worcester and Birmingham with their international, cultural, sporting and entertainment venues.
From the Lickey Hills and Wyre Forest and the pretty English villages around the main towns, to visitor attractions like the Severn Valley Railway, Avoncroft Museum and the West Midland Safari and Leisure Park, North Worcestershire has many fabulous leisure activities on its doorstep.
The quality of food and drink in restaurants and pubs is excellent. Beyond North Worcestershire, places like Stratford-on-Avon, Birmingham and Worcester offer additional cultural facilities to residents, investors and tourists alike.
North Worcestershire is rich in sporting facilities and clubs including the Wyre Forest Leisure Centre and is close to the homes of top-class rugby, football, cricket and horse-racing facilities. There are always plenty of things to see and do within North Worcestershire, making it an ideal place in which to work and live.
Kidderminster is one of Worcestershire's leading retail centres, and is home to large branches of most major supermarkets and superstores. Bromsgrove, Redditch, Kidderminster, Stourport-on-Severn and Bewdley all complement shopping experiences offered by larger adjacent retail areas, including Worcester, Birmingham and Merry Hill.
North Worcestershire’s housing offer combines quality with accessibility and affordability. Good quality accommodation is available within the towns and surrounding villages. Property in North Worcestershire is highly competitive. The average price of a residential property in Wyre Forest is £172,000; Bromsgrove, £221,000 and Redditch £166,000 compared with a UK figure of £239,000 (January – March 2013 prices). Comparative rents for commercial property are harder to come by – and vary considerably according to type and location.