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Norwich & Sheringham make the Sunday Times 'Best Places to Live' list

Published: 15/04/2020

If you already live in Norfolk then you probably don’t need anyone to tell you that it’s full of gems.

Whether that be the stunning north Norfolk coast, the accompanying coastal villages and towns or the numerous green spaces dotted around the county, we are all aware of how great these places are.

However, we love to share when Norfolk, and the wonderful places within it, has been recognised for all that it has to offer.

On that note, Norwich and Sheringham have been named alongside 101 other places in the UK in a new list called Best Places to Live 2020 compiled by The Sunday Times.

In the list, which was compiled after judges visited hundreds of locations around the UK, Norwich has been named ‘the very best of the East’. It has also been said that ‘there is nowhere better to live in the East of the county’.

Homes Editor of the Sunday Times, Helen Davies, said “Norwich is a quirky, historic small city that is ahead of the game. Its community is young (with an average age of under 34) but prides itself on being dementia friendly. It has an impressive green record with the proportion of people who walk to work more than double the national average.”

The judges not only visited hundreds of cities, towns and villages across the country but also spoke to those who live there, as well as assessing what they saw during their visits. They also took into consideration a wide range of other factors, such as; schools, transport, green spaces, broadband speed and analysed house prices.

Sheringham also made it into the top 10 best places to live for the region!

Sheringham is a traditional seaside town with an award-winning family friendly beach, heritage steam railway, shops selling local produce and fantastic coastal and countryside walks.

This is great news for the region of Norfolk and is lovely to hear during more uncertain times that we currently find ourselves in. Hopefully, this positive coverage of our much-loved county will mean that when we return to some sense of normality, the property market in Norfolk could be booming!