If I frame a similar question but with CHB vs BV for someone living in Sutton?
Some people from Sutton do the daily commute because they consider that their children will be more pushed academically at CHB (which is true). Some other people prefer their children not to lose lots of time in the transport; in that case:
they chose BV and are happy with it as it is a GS
or they move the Kings Heath (like our family did).
Frankly, I took me a bit of time to get used to Kings Heath as at the beginning I was still doing my shopping at Sutton (laughing at myself. But I have to say that for some time, I was doing the 'taxi driver' between Sutton and Kings Heath so doing the shopping from Kings Heath to Sutton meant just going in the opposite directions! ).
Now, I have just kept my optometrist at Specsaver in Sutton as she has known my DS for years (his eyesight was really deteriorating for years! )
and it is just a pleasure to see her each time we go back for the annual or sixth months appointment!! I know that there is a Specsaver in KH but when you trust someone, errrr, it is hard to change!
And each time, I take my 'trip ' to Suttton as an excuse to visit some friends there!