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First Moseley, now Kings Heath...

With Moseley receiving a lot of National press coverage recently it seems neighbouring Kings Heath is not to be left behind. The Guardian has recently described Kings Heath as ‘the promised land’ attributing its popularity to a touch of bohemia acquired from neighbouring Moseley. Due to the demand of affordable rental properties in Moseley outweighing the supply, renters and home buyers alike are looking elsewhere. With a large number of two to three bedroom terraced properties and great selection of drinking and dining establishments, Kings Heath is left as a desirable alternative. With a wide range of independent businesses the residents of Kings Heath find themselves well-catered for: Patrons of the Kitchen Garden Café, and the affiliated Fletcher’s Bar, can enjoy live music, wholesome meals, and a well-stocked bar. If you require a more romantic backdrop to your evening, Byzantium is the ideal location, providing a relaxed atmosphere as well as delicious tapas. Small but perfectly formed; with a wide array of continental beverages to sample, Cherry Red’s is the perfect place to settle in and get comfortable, returning in the morning to soak it up with their ‘Hearty English Breakfast’. Although there are plenty of establishments to choose from, it is not just drinking and dining that sets Kings Heath apart from other districts. The seventy acres of green space comprised in Kings Heath’s two parks give residents and visitors a space to slow their pace and enjoy a stroll. Highbury Park, being the larger of the two, is home to a number of community events that somewhat characterise the creative community that seems to have emerged in the area. Following the herbaceous boarders of Kings Heath Park will lead you to The Victorian Tea Room, where you can sample a variety of cakes,teas, and sandwiches. Meeting the key criteria of the Green Flag Award Status, Kings Heath Park is recognised as being at the centre of community involvement, as well as being a clean and safe place for families to enjoy. Families also find themselves well served educationally within the borders of Kings Heath. As well as the parks and community events, there is also a profusion of highly rated infant, junior and secondary schools within the Kings Heath catchment. Rather than just being an alternative to Moseley, Kings Heath has taken on an identity of its own. With the independent enterprise of local businesses providing a relaxed and entertaining atmosphere, along with the growing sense of community spirit, Kings Heath has established itself as a desirable area for families and young people alike.