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Living in Dudley

Dudley Dudley is a vibrant, multi-cultural borough with strong communities and a wealth of heritage as well as being the historical capital of the Black Country and home of the Black Country Flag.

Work on a £1 billion pound programme of investment in the borough is gathering pace and a number of key projects have started on site in Dudley town centre.


Several projects are planned for the next few years including the Wednesbury to Brierley Hill Metro extension, a Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre and a new Transport Interchange.


It is now Dudley’s time to build, connect and grow and it is a hugely exciting time for the town and the borough. 


Visit to find out more.

Once at the heart of the Industrial Revolution, Dudley borough is a fascinating patchwork of towns, villages and smaller communities each with their own cultural identity. The four main townships are Brierley Hill, Dudley, Halesowen and Stourbridge.

Each has its own individual character, charm and wealth of heritage, from Stourbridge’s Glass Quarter to Dudley’s 12th century castle, from Halesowen’s historic Leasowes Park to Brierley Hill’s modern retail delights including Intu Merry Hill Shopping Centre. The towns contribute their own different qualities to the borough making it a fascinating place.

You can expect to be surprised by a prestigious zoo, seemingly endless canal networks, world famous geological sites and a nationally famous industrial museum. We also enjoy wonderful green spaces including more than 35 local parks and historically significant nature reserves. For more information visit Discover Dudley.

Getting to and from Dudley Borough is straight forward, all will of course greatly benefit from the introduction of the metro. By rail, the borough is around half an hour from Birmingham’s New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street stations, from Wolverhampton and from Worcester. Stourbridge Junction  has a direct connection with London Marylebone operating at convenient weekday times.

Dudley offers a wealth of affordable housing with average prices lower than the regional and national average. There are a number of affordable new homes being built around the borough, helping to regenerate and revitalise it.

Dudley also boasts some of the region’s most affluent and desirable housing in the region, with plenty to entice those looking to buy at the higher end of the market.