Population: 283,378

Living in Walsall, England:
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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Walsall, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked five people living in Walsall what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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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.

Tallulah, says: 2020

Walsall borders Birmingham to its south, which is the second city of the UK. There are plenty of shops and other essential facilities in the city centre and lots of places of entertainment to visit such as cinemas, bars and clubs. For fitness fanatics, the gyms in Walsall are excellent and there is a fantastic park to go running or cycling in.

Walsall has a pleasant wharf, beside which is a fascinating contemporary art gallery. The town also sports a large arboretum featuring a natural lake, on which boats may be hired during summer. There are three exceptional real-ale pubs and a microbrewery. Walsall is also known for its football club, known colloquially as ‘The Saddlers’.

It is a small town; (not far from Birmingham) full of lots of amenities. It has a range of living spaces for all demographics of people. You can have fun in the various local parks on offer or simply enjoy lunch in a black country famous restaurant. The fun is deciding what to do in this fab town.

Patricia, says: 2020

Walsall is a large town in the West Midlands and is part of what is known as the “Black Country”. It is home to the leather museum which has made saddles for members of the Royal Family. It is also a short driving distance from the Black Country Museum, a place where you can step back into the past with its old style shops, local pub and old coal mine.

Benjamin, says: 2020

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