The Quarter is a great place to live with over 30 restaurants, bars and cafés, ranging from Italian to Jamaican cuisine. Other facilities essential for a successful urban village continue to appear, making the area a desirable place to live.
CHARMING PLACE TO LIVE
In the 18th Century, the Jewellery Quarter created a substantial number of new houses that were built for manufacturers in the area, while the artisans continued to live in modest terrace houses. By the 19th century some of these houses were replaced by manufactories and the residential community within the Quarter declined.
Over the past decade we have seen a resurgence – apartments and townhouses have sprung up in converted buildings or on land that has become derelict. This has brought life back into the Quarter and much needed facilities necessary for a successful urban village.
Over 6,000 residents now live in the Quarter – it is a great place to live with more than 30 restaurants, bars and cafés. Other centrally located facilities include a Post Office, a Tesco supermarket and Tesco Express, pharmacy, dentist, gyms and several hair salons. The long-awaited new Hockley Health Centre provides an important facility.
The residents have a thriving support network in the Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Forum (JQNF), who actively work together to make the Quarter the best possible place to live. The JQNF is an integral part of the Jewellery Quarter Development Trust (JQDT) and is the voice of the residents.
As proof that we now live in the 21st century, there is an active social media resident group that regularly meet at the Drop Forge in Hockley Street. Feel free to join them or follow @MyJQ on Twitter.
The Jewellery Quarter is well served by public transport and Snow Hill Station now has its own entrance in the area. It is only a 15 minute stroll away from the facilities of Birmingham City Centre.