Charming place to live
Join the 6,000 residents living with history on their doorstep.
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 80 restaurants, bars and cafés. Our Food and Drink Guide lists them all. Other centrally located facilities include a Post Office, a Tesco supermarket and Tesco Express, pharmacy, dentist, gyms and several hair salons. The Hockley Health Centre provides an important facility. To find what you're looking for, browse our JQ Directory.
The Jewellery Quarter is well served by public transport and Snow Hill Station now has its own entrance in the area. The Midland Metro City Hop from Grand Central costs £1 (90p with a Swift card). For anyone walking, it is only a 10-15 minute stroll away from the facilities of Birmingham City Centre.
Getting involved in the JQ
Living in the Quarter provides you with an opportunity to be a part of a close-knit community.
If you are passionate about where you live, joining the Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Forum (JQNF) is a must. Whether you want to take part in shaping the future of where you live or you simply want to find out more about life in the Quarter – it’s up to you. To find out more, visit the JQNF website.
There is also an active and growing online community in the area. There is a Nextdoor Jewellery Quarter neighbourhood network. It is free to join, safe and is popular with residents.
JQ Neighbourhood Plan
Neighbourhood Plans give you the opportunity to help shape the future of the community you live and work in.
Currently, a team of JQ volunteers are working on the JQ Neighbourhood Plan that helps to protect the future of the Jewellery Quarter through the eyes of its residents. Drop us an email to find out more information.
Amenities and Council information
119 Vyse Street
0121 233 4484
9am-6pm - Monday - Friday
9am-3pm - Saturday
36 Frederick Street
0345 674 6502
6am-11pm - Monday - Sunday
10 Hall Street
0345 026 9822
6am-11pm - Monday - Saturday
7am-11pm - Sunday
St. Paul's Square Dental Practice
51 St. Paul's Square
0121 233 0867
10am-6pm - Monday - Tuesday
8am - 4pm - Wednesday - Friday
168 Warstone Lane
0345 740 4404
9.30am - 3.30pm - Monday - Friday
35 Frederick Street
0330 154 2193
9.30am - 4.30pm - Monday - Friday
10am - 4.30pm - Wednesday