Solihull is a half an hour drive from the University (15 miles), either via the A45/M42 or through country roads back through to Tile Hill. Solihull has a pedestrianised town centre with an attractive High Street and some great shopping centres. The schools in the area are excellent and it has been said that you move to Solihull to buy a catchment area rather than a house. The Chiltern line runs from Solihull train Station to London Marylebone in around 2 hours. The house prices in the area reflect the excellent amenities available, but as there is a large variety of properties available there should be something for everyone. The City of Birmingham and its international facilities are within nine miles and the NEC, Birmingham International Rail and Airport are four miles away.
The countryside is easily accessible from Solihull and there are some very pretty surrounding villages such as Knowle, Dorridge, Henley-in-Arden, Tamworth-in-Arden and many others to investigate.