East Of England

East of England, Nature Reserves and the Sunrise Coast

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Properties for sale in East Of England

ESSENTIALS

Population: 5,847,000
Language: English
Currency: GBP (Pound sterling)

DOWNTIME

Enjoy the wildlife, big skies and open spaces of the coast and wetlands.


The East of England is the second largest of the English regions, made up of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridge.

Being one of the lowest and flattest parts of the UK, much of the area is covered by wetlands. Known as the Fens and the Broads, these not only create an interesting and beautiful landscape, they also provide a space for wildlife to flourish and for people to enjoy the fresh air and well-preserved natural environment. Unlike the geology of the area, the weather in the East of England tends to be drier than the UK average, meaning that residents and tourists get ample opportunity to enjoy the long and varied coastline.

Over 790 kilometres of beaches line the south, north and eastern boundaries, varying from huge sandy expanses in Norfolk, through pebbled stretches on the ‘Sunrise Coast’ in Suffolk, to the bustling tourist towns and ports of Essex.

In contrast to the peaceful and well-preserved coastal and rural parts of the East of England, there are a number of thriving towns and cities, particularly in the areas closer to London. Whereas, in much of the region, properties are a lot more affordable than their counterparts in the South East, those in the ‘commuter belt’ command much higher prices, popular with those wanting to work in the city, but enjoy more space and a more peaceful life outside of work. These include parts of Essex, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

The city of Cambridge is an economic hub for the region, and also attracts many tourists with its culture, attractive architecture and interesting history. Home to the University of Cambridge, one of the best in the world, it also boasts additional smaller universities and some excellent schools. The River Cam, running through the city, is very popular for walking, punting and, in summer, swimming.

Norwich, the county town of Norfolk, is a cathedral city with a fantastic range of independent shops lining its attractive lanes. Formerly England’s second city, it has a rich and fascinating history as well as some wonderful architecture, which sits shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the city’s striking, modern construction. It is within easy access of the Norfolk Broads and the north Norfolk coast; ideal for escaping city life in favour of some peace and quiet.

It is the wonderful combination of countryside, coast, accessibility and good schools which attract people to the East of England, helped along by the slightly lower property prices, which allow residents to get a bit more space, inside and out, than they could in other parts of the country.

For more information, contact one of the Strutt & Parker offices in the East of England: Cambridge, Chelmsford, St Albans, Harpenden, Ipswich or Norwich.

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