Considering a life in Suffolk?

While Suffolk may seem nothing more than a sleepy county somewhere off the A14 dual carriageway to some, it boasts many of the best traditional benefits of rural life including sunshine, stress-free living and affordable housing.

Etched with a rich historical background, a wealth of areas of outstanding natural beauty, and ready access to all the amenities of city, Suffolk is a great location in which to live, work and spend time with your loved ones.

Housing

Benefiting from the effect of financial prosperity in Felixstowe and Cambridge, there are a generous number of quality new build homes for sale in Suffolk.

Maintaining a traditional British charm, but with large properties coming in well below the UK average cost, there are good schools aplenty and properties available in market towns and picturesque villages alike– great neighbourhoods in which to raise a family.

Culture

Suffolk has a strong historical background which can be found on almost every street. Boasting a vibrant mix of heritage attractions, exhibitions, theatres, pubs and clubs, Suffolk offers something for everyone.

An influx of students to the newly opened University Campus in Ipswich has encouraged waterfront regeneration along the docks which has offered benefits for residents and visitors alike.

For those seeking a spot for quiet reflection, a romantic stroll along any part of Suffolk’s forty-five mile coastline offers a picturesque atmosphere, or you can also opt for tea and cake in a pretty village setting for a quiet afternoon of contemplation.

Quality of life

As well as a thriving arts scene, excellent shopping and a host of well-regarded theatres, for those who like good food, one of the greatest benefits of living in Suffolk is the generous range of high quality food producers. With fresh local meat, fish and vegetables close at hand, dinner never has to be dull again.

If you fancy an indulgent treat, try The Pump Street Bakery or a trip to one of the Adnams breweries. With a variety of award-winning eating and drinking establishments and character-filled country pubs to try, you’ll begin to relish your weekends once more.

Working

For those worried about finding work outside of the capital, it is worth bearing in mind that trains from Suffolk into the centre of London mean that you are never more than a few hours away from the bright lights of the buzzing city.

Better yet, after commuting back from work, you will be able to return home to beautiful starlit skies, open countryside and opportunities to walk, cycle and even horse ride miles away from the traffic and pollution of the city.