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New Homes in the East of England

New Homes in the East of England

Live close to vibrant towns, historic sites and sparkling coastlines

From walks through the Norfolk Broads to sightseeing in Cambridge and sailing along the River Orwell, the East of England is a region that really does have it all. Located within commuting distance of the capital, it’s no wonder that the East of England is such a popular place to live.

The East of England through the ages

The East of England is a region rich in history, from the Danish origins of Cambridge to the Anglo-Saxon village that later became known as Norwich, one of the most important towns of the Norman era. From the establishment of the prestigious and world-renowned Cambridge University to the UK’s first radio broadcast, the first fire extinguishers and the discovery of the modern bread-making process, the East of England has been an exciting and pioneering region right through the centuries. 

In the Second World War, the East of England suffered damage at the hands of the Blitz, including April 1942 in Norwich and November 1943 in Ipswich. Today, the East of England blends modern sights with historic buildings and architecture including the Wren Library in Cambridge, Wrest Park in Bedfordshire and Framlingham Castle near Ipswich.

Must-know info for families

If your children are school-age, the East of England is home to a large number of highly rated schools including Chelmsford County High School for Girls, King Edward VI Grammar School in Chelmsford, Colchester County High School for Girls and Colchester Royal Grammar School. Other very well respected schools include Southend High School for Girls, Westcliff High School for Girls, Immanuel School in Romford, Westcliff High School for Boys Academy and Ilford County High School. 

As for higher education, the University of Cambridge - one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions in the world - is located in the East of England. Other places offering degree courses include the University of East Anglia, Anglia Ruskin University, the University of Essex, the University of Northampton, Cranfield University and Norwich University of the Arts.

Places to see and things to do

For family entertainment, there’s no shortage of things to see and do in the local area. Popular attractions for young children include Africa Alive! Walking safari, Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach and Bewilderwood, while other family-friendly places of interest include Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon burial site, the Time and Tide Museum, and Colchester Zoo.

If you and the family enjoy getting out in the great outdoors, the East of England is home to some great places for walks and bike rides, including Wilstone Reservoir Nature Reserve, the Norfolk Coast and the Greenwood Cycle Trail.

What about business?

Although the region has traditionally centred around manufacturing, today the East of England is a hub of business encompassing a wide range of industries. Some of the most well-known employers in the area include Bernard Matthews in Norwich, Easyjet in Luton, the East of England Co-operative Society in Ipswich and Anglian Group in Norwich. The Vindis Group, Mclaren Construction Group, Marshall of Cambridge and Hilton Food Group are also located in the region.

For travel

If you’re commuting locally, the East of England has good transport links by both road and rail. The M1, M25 and M11 all serve the region, while A roads link major towns and cities to London, making this a popular commuter route. Trains into the capital also run regularly, with the journey from Cambridge to King’s Cross taking around 50 minutes, and the journey from Colchester to Liverpool Street taking 1 hour 10 minutes on average.

For travel further afield, your new home in the East of England is close to some of the UK’s busiest and best-connected airports including London Stansted and London Luton. There are also smaller airports in Southend and Norwich. 

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