Walsall is a market town within 10 miles of Birmingham and Wolverhampton, the two main cities within the West Midlands county. House prices in Walsall are much cheaper than that in Birmingham, whilst living standards are much the same, which means that more money can be saved without compromising on one’s quality of life.
Walsall is home to numerous primary and secondary schools. The types of schools Walsall offers are state-run, academies, private and grammar schools. Queen Mary’s High School and Queen Mary’s Grammar School are the two best schools in Walsall (which are also ranked within the top schools in the West Midlands), followed by Walsall Academy. In terms of shopping, Walsall town centre houses most big high street retailers and a medium-sized outdoor market that sells fresh produce and clothing items.
The recent expansion for the hospitality sector has allowed new restaurants and takeaways to open, many of which cater to halal, vegetarian, vegan and kosher diets. Walsall is a decent area to live in surrounded by numerous parks and open spaces that are frequently used by its residents for recreational purposes.
Walsall and the surrounding areas have many attractions and places to visit. For example, The Art Gallery, The Black Country Living Museum, Walsall Arboretum, Birmingham canal Boat Tours, Dudley Zoo and the canals surrounding the college. The Walsall Leather Museum, which was opened in 1988 on the site of a Victorian leather factory, was renovated by Walsall Council.