As residents of Norfolk, we have always known that this is the best place to live in the UK. And now it seems this has finally been confirmed by official sources. This is because two of them have been listed on the Sunday Times Best Places to Live for 2018.
Both Norwich and Wymondham made the shortlist of the best places in the UK to call home, being amongst 12 from the East of England. Suffolk was also represented by Bungay, Orford, Woodbridge. And there was also room for some Cambridgeshire destinations, including Bourn.
The list is created by using a wide range of factors including available employment, schools and community spirit, with even things like broadband speed taken into consideration. Various statistics are used but also the opinions of the judging panel are taken into account. These on the ground judges are very experienced and have in depth knowledge about what makes the best places for people to live.
The Sunday Times Home editor Helen Davies said: ‘Choosing the right location to put down roots is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Which is why we’re here to help – and what Best Places to Live in Britain is all about’.
She added: ‘There is much to celebrate, and Britain is scattered with thriving towns and villages, cool cities and suburbs, though people may be surprised how many traditional favourites haven’t made the cut in 2018.’
This is the second year running that Norwich has made the list. In the 11th century this was England’s second city and once thought about as a future capital. But these days it is perhaps better known for its high standard of living, good job opportunities, low crime rates and excellent shopping. The judges also noted its compactness as a major plus point. The Golden Triangle was named as the best address in the city, which came as no surprise to us here at Agile.
So, as well as being a great place to live, Norfolk is also a superb destination for property investment. With more and more accolades such as this, the region is becoming more in demand, with house prices going up year on year. Now could be a great time to put your money in property in the area, with each further award adding to the potential for good returns on your investment.
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