With cultural cities and unspoiled natural beauty, Norfolk can be a great place to visit but living there can be even better if you’re looking for an affordable option with plenty to keep you busy all year round.
Life in Norfolk can appeal to many different tastes with urban settings like the city of Norwich providing interest and excitement and the Norfolk Broads and the North Norfolk coastline providing nature lovers with rare experiences in an idyllic setting.
In the following passages, we’ll explore just some stand out features this East Anglia county has to offer for those who decide to become residents.
From the seaside to the city
Norfolk’s coast has picture-perfect seaside villages like Blakeney and Cley with renowned local eateries and wildlife nature reserves to visit, they prove much-loved locations for both birdwatchers and foodies alike. Links to London from the coast involve a two-hour train service operating from the town of Sheringham.
Norfolk’s county town is Norwich. Combing the medieval and the modern, this bustling hub blends a history of writing and art with new science and offers distractions and attractions for all ages. Travel couldn’t be simpler with trains available for a commute to London or Cambridge, a reliable city bus service plus a small international airport for trips further afield.
One of the UK’s best locations for affordable housing, Norfolk offers properties at practical prices and flexible rental options to suit a wide range of budgets. While the further from Norwich you live the lower prices will be, the city itself is not expensive by modern standards compared to many others in the UK, especially if you're used to London prices. The cost of living in Norfolk can also be affordable with monthly spends, utility bills and even the price of shopping or an evening out very reasonable.
For those with families
Norfolk can also be an ideal place for families or those seeking to start one. Not only is there a wealth of pursuits to enjoy, like, Zoo and wildlife excursions, adventure trails and specially designed family-friendly parks for holidays, but there are also exceptional education options in the area from the many respected colleges and schools to dedicated nurseries.
The cost of covering your kids while you work is also convenient with childcare costs affordable. In terms of schools, there are plenty to pick from with an extensive range available throughout the county of different sizes.
For further education, there are colleges and high schools across Norfolk for those between 16 and 18 and two world-famous institutions of higher learning, Norwich University of the Arts, and the University of East Anglia.
To sum up, families and singles seeking to make savings on their standard of living while enjoying an excellent quality of life will be well-served entering the property market in this part of the country. From its outstanding scenery to the welcoming people, there’s no doubt that Norfolk has much to offer as a place to live.
London Kings Cross
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Service starts: Norwich
| Cambridge (change here - 1hr 19 mins)
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London Liverpool Street
Operator: Greater Anglia
Service starts: Norwich
| Marks Tey
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