Halesowen is located in the West Midlands, 10 miles southwest of Birmingham, with a population of 55,000 people. Notably, in its entry in the Domesday Book, Halesowen is described as far larger than Birmingham.
It has excellent access to the countryside, even though the town itself is more urban and suburban. Its location right by the M5 motorway ensure good road links to the rest of the UK.
Recently, improved road works have brought boosted the local economy by attracting more businesses to invest in the area.
Halesowen is the home of award-winning pubs and the high-ranking Halesowen Athletic and Cycling Club. There are also many things to see in the Black Country, the Black Country Living Museum being the most notable; it's a living period museum inhabited by costumes actors to recreate history.
Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin grew up in Halesowen, as did comedian Frank Sharpe and footballer and sports pundit Lee Sharpe.