As far as we’re concerned, there are countless things to love about living in East Anglia. Here are ten of the very best.
1. The beaches
East Anglia is home to some of the very best beaches in the country. From Old Hunstanton to Sheringham and Sea Palling to Brancaster, the region’s coastline is second to none. Move to the area and you can soak up the sun in the summer, enjoy bracing walking in the depths of winter and take in the magnificent sunsets that illuminate the sky above the coast almost every night of the year.
2. The market towns
If you love quirky shops, historic buildings and picturesque squares, East Anglia’s market towns are for you. Visit the idyllic town of Lavenham with its 15th century half-timbered houses, browse the independent shops and boutiques of Holt and explore the winding streets and colourful houses of Framlingham.
3. The Broads
From boating and fishing to cycling and walking, the Broads are packed full of things to do. If you live in the area, you can spend your weekends and holidays exploring the Broads and getting to know this spectacular corner of the UK even better.
4. Bird watching
The Broads, the beaches and the rolling countryside are all home to a wide variety of resident and migratory birds. There are a number of protected areas across East Anglia, ensuring there are always plenty of species for you to spot.
Thanks to the largely rural nature of the region, East Anglia is one of the best places in the UK for stargazing. Head out deep into the countryside, visit one of the region’s deserted beaches or join a club and meet fellow stargazing enthusiasts.
6. The food
East Anglia is home to a fantastic variety of outstanding produce. Sample some of the exceptional seafood available in the region’s seaside towns or visit one of the area’s many farmers’ markets to see what seasonal delights are on offer.
7. The people
The people in East Anglia are famously friendly and welcoming. If you’re moving to the area from elsewhere in the UK, you’re sure to feel right at home before long.
8. The culture
Historic houses, ancient castles and archaeological sites dot the East Anglian landscape, while contemporary culture can be found in many of its towns, cities and villages. Take in a show in Norwich, visit an art exhibition in one of the region’s many independent galleries or learn about East Anglia’s past at one of the area’s historic attractions.
9. The great outdoors
With walking and biking routes crisscrossing the area, East Anglia is a fantastic place to live for anyone who likes to get out and get active.
10. The shopping
The huge variety of independent shops, boutiques and galleries found in East Anglia’s towns and villages make the region a fantastic choice for anyone who likes to shop.
To find out more about East Anglia, or to search for a home of your own, contact a member of our team today or drop into one of our branches.