Small is the new big
One thing that surprises visitors to Wolverhampton is that it covers just 27 square miles.
That makes the city very easy to get around - something that will get better yet with continued investment in public transport, including the planned extension to the Midland Metro system.
Wolverhampton is known for its rich cultural diversity and is a thriving centre for arts and live entertainment with treasures that some larger cities can only dream of.
It has the only traditional theatre in the Black Country, along with an art-house cinema and a gallery that boasts one of finest collections of Pop Art in Europe. Its Civic Halls are also a fixture on the touring schedules of every major band and live comedy act.
So whether you want to enjoy the arts, invest in some well-earned retail therapy, perhaps a special meal, a drink or just a great day and night out - the enjoy Wolverhampton website provides all the information you need.
The city that’s perfectly located in the heart of the West Midlands and signposted by the iconic Prince Albert statue, offers a wealth of friendly independent retailers, high street brands and markets in addition to two impressive purpose built shopping centres.
For people raising a family, the city’s a great place to live and was recently named as one of the top UK cities to raise a family. As well as a comprehensive leisure, sporting and cultural offer, the City of Wolverhampton Council has completed a £270 million investment in local schools as part of the ‘Building Schools for the Future’ programme and our schools are ranked amongst the most improved in the UK. In fact, there's never been a better time to send your children to school in Wolverhampton. Find out why in 90 seconds by watching our video.
There’s sensibly-priced housing to suit every taste and pocket - while 10,000 new homes are currently being built or are in the pipeline. View the monthly UK House Price Index showing average house prices in Wolverhampton.
Last but not least, if the city’s grand victorian parks don’t offer enough open space for you, it’s only ten minutes fast bike ride from the city centre to the Staffordshire countryside. Watch our video to find out why the City of Wolverhampton has been hailed ‘the green city’.
The City of Wolverhampton - the green city
Welcome to the City of Wolverhampton. The compact city that’s big on character.