Living in Norfolk
Gaywood is located in the popular market town of King’s Lynn. However Norfolk has a plethora of quaint villages, beautiful towns, and scenery which ranges from forests to beaches to cities. If you’re looking to relocate, the diversity of the county means you’ll definitely find something to suit your tastes, whether that’s a cosy seaside cottage, a Georgian house in a bustling market town or a loft-style apartment in the busy university city of Norwich.
Countryside and coastal villages
If it’s village life that appeals to you then you’ll be spoilt for choice in Norfolk. There are plenty to choose from. Stunning examples include Blakeney which is both an Area of Outstanding Beauty and whose coast is part of the North Norfolk Heritage Coast. Blakeney has flint-clad buildings and plenty of ancient pubs. This is a popular spot for those looking for a quieter way of life. For a truly historic village try Walsingham – well known for its Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, an internationally famous site of religious pilgrimage. This stunning village hosts a quaint tearoom, a historic pub to while away an hour or two and pretty cottages that are common in many North Norfolk villages
Thriving market towns
The beautiful market town of Alysham is located in the countryside, yet is close to the city of Norwich, the Norfolk broads and the North Norfolk coast. With a strong community feel, Alysham is a great place for young families. Other options include Thetford, home to the vast and well known Thetford Forest. Thetford is a pretty market town that has a lot of history and local attractions including Tudor houses and much more. Wymondham is also brimming with history, as its home to the 12th century Wymondham Abbey, but it also offers an array of museums, restaurants and shops.
Norwich, Norfolk’s main city has something to offer everyone. If it’s shopping you enjoy then as well as leading high street names, Norwich offers a host of independent retailers. For those of who fancy a touch of culture, there’s Norwich’s Castle Museum or you can learn about local life throughout history at Stranger’s Hall. If it’s art you’re into, you can visit to The Sainsbury’s Centre for Visual Arts where you’ll find work by Henry Moore, Pablo Picasso, Henry Degas and more. Night life is Norwich is also very varied, from traditional pubs to modern cocktail bars, as well as plenty of restaurants offering fine dining.
With excellent transport links, including a regular train service to London with a journey time of less than 2 hours, Norfolk offers high quality, affordable housing for those looking to relocate. The average price of a detached property is just over £300,00, with semi-detached properties and terraced properties averaging from £175,00 to just over £200,000.