Welcome to Halesowen - Lapal
Lapal is a residential, suburban area in Halesowen. It is located in the east of Halesowen, laying on its border with Birmingham. The area sits just to the east of the Lapal Canal with which it shares its name. Like most of Halesowen, the majority of the properties in the area were built in the decades following World War II, however there are several older, Victorian properties throughout the area. In the 1970's, the Abbeyfields estate was built in the area, adding more modern housing stock to the area. Properties in Lapal often command the highest average house prices in Halesowen.
The area shares a large border with Leasowes Park, considered by many to be one of the nicest parks for some distance, attracting visitors from throughout the Black Country and the West Midlands. The park is Grade I listed and was designed by famed poet William Shenstone, who lived in a house on the parkland between 1743 - 1763. It was visited by US presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams not long after. The park remains one of the most highly regarded examples of naturalistic landscaping in the world.
The area is well covered when it comes to schools. Lapal Primary School and Leasowes High School are both located in the area, both schools are rated 'Good' by OFSTED.
Lapal is also well served for local amenities. Most residents consider the centre of Lapal to be located on the traffic island between Manor Lane, Kent Road, Carters Lane, and Spies Lane. surrounding this island are several local shops, hairdressers, takeaways, restaurants, pubs, a vet, and a post office. There is also a large Co-op supermarket for those bigger shops.
Lapal is well connected, it is served by several bus routes and is well connected by road to the M25.