Knowle is a village situated in the West Midlands borough of Solihull. The village is generally considered to be amongst the most prosperous areas in the English Midlands which is clearly evident by the large and impressive homes that line its streets. Knowle has many shops, most of which are located on the High Street, though there are a number of side roads and a shopping precinct. The shopping area also has restaurants of all varieties, making Knowle a popular destination for dining out.
Dorridge is a large village in the West Midlands borough of Solihull. It is generally considered to be neither urban nor a village; it sits right next to the Warwickshire countryside, with green fields being a short walk from the town centre. It has a small shopping centre, a village hall, at least three churches and also an excellent set of primary schools. The property prices around Dorridge are amongst the highest in the West Midlands region, in part driven by the desirability of the local state schools, the easy access to the airport, as well as the train links, it is also a reflection of the well-spaced gardens and large houses.