Living in Norfolk

East Anglia is often said to be one of the best places in the country to live when it comes to quality of life and it’s no wonder.  Norwich is the capital of a wonderful rural county blessed with some great beaches, picturesque towns and villages, and the natural beauty of the Norfolk Broads – Britain’s largest protected wetland and the third largest inland waterway.

Norfolk is also a county rich in history and the vibrant city of Norwich boasts a Norman castle and two of the finest cathedrals in the country. But there’s more to the area than great scenery and history. Norwich is a mixture of the modernand historic with its fantastic shopping centres and cobbled streets, it is ranked in the Top 10 shopping cities in the UK and its reputation continues to grow.

It used to be said the city had a church for every Sunday of the year and a pub for every day of the year. That might not be the case now but it still has a vibrant nightlife, based around the regenerated Riverside area of the city centre and is also popular for arts, culture, music, and tourism.

It hosts The Norfolk & Norwich Festival which is the flagship arts festival for the East of England with a reputation for innotive and inspirational performance and entertainment. Suitable for adults and families.

The city is also proud to be home to Norwich City FC, a Premier League football club, that is firmly rooted in the community and works hard to develop its deserved reputation as a real family club. Leisure plays a big part in local life and the city has 25 parks, gardens and recreation grounds to choose from, as well as cinemas, theatres and other attractions.

Norwich is also a place of learning and is home to the University of East Anglia, Norwich University College of the ArtsCity College Norwich, and many good schools. But the county is also home to some of the biggest movers and shakers in industry; from the world-famous Lotus Cars to global insurance giant Aviva and the RAC.

Norwich leads The 10 Happiest Cities to Work in the UK   and North Norfolk is number 2  in Britain’s Top 20 places to raise a Family

Norwich is an easy drive or train journey to the counties of Suffolk and Cambridgeshire with all they have to offer. It also has direct trains to Liverpool Street in London.

Average House Prices in the Norwich Area as of 2015

2015
Detached £294,406
Semi
Detached
£192,302
Terraced £182,900
Flat £137,024
All £219,980

For more about living in Norfolk   and living in Norwich