Bearwood is an urban area 5 km west of Birmingham city centre and a part of the larger area of Smethwick. There are regular bus services to the city centre which boasts theatres, a symphony hall and concert venues with an international reputation.
Bearwood is a thriving multi-ethnic community with a growing number of young families . It offers a fair amount of rented accommodation which attracts young people and students to the area.
The area is mainly comprised of Victorian and Edwardian terraced housing, with three primary schools, a library, swimming pool, well-equipped shopping centre and two large parks in the locality.
Bearwood is part of Sandwell Metropolitan Borough.