Far for being famed solely as the land that produced Alan Partridge and Delia Smith, Norwich has a lot going for it. Just a half hour commute from London, the capital of East Anglia Norwich is a stunning little city. It’s also been voted as one of Britain’s top 100 best so it’s well worth a little further investigation.
Norwich borders some of the most stunning countryside in the country with vast beaches, a beautiful coastline and if you’re looking for some vintage sea-side charm, Great Yarmouth too. Norwich is ideal for people looking for the perfect mix between urban living whilst retaining easy access to beautiful countryside.
It’s got the University of East Anglia and is the only UNESCO City of Literature, in England. Lovers of literature can’t get a better recommendation than that. In addition, Norwich is said to have some of the best shopping in the country at The Mall, Chapelfield, and the charmingly named, Gentleman’s Walk. For boutique shopping and little independents off the beaten track, check out Norwich’s own cobbled medieval street, Elm Hill. It’s got plenty of small independent music venues, good theatre, and a host of cinemas to suit every taste.
It has over a hundred restaurants to choose from and a significant amount of excellent pubs – Norwich has the highest number of pubs per square mile in the country. For Norwich then, going to the pub is a serious business.
Most students opt for the ever-popular Golden Triangle area which includes Earlham Road, Colman Road and the curiously named, Unthank Road. It has countless bars and 24-hour busses so it’s great for those with a buzzing nightlife. It’s got everything a student could need, and them some. Student areas always make sound investments for landlords looking to buy-to-let. As Norwich is a growing city and the university is also rising in popularity, the Golden Triangle could be the area you’re looking for.
The Golden Triangle Part Two
The area specifically around Unthank Road to be more precise. If you don’t want to let to students, this area has been voted one of the best places to live in the country. It has a diverse demographic, and is popular with young professionals looking for a bit of liveliness. The area also has a diverse housing stock that means there is plenty out there to suit all budgets and tastes.
Riverside has more affordable housing that could make for a smart buy-to-let investment. It’s also very near the train station so perfect for commuters looking for a well-priced place to lay their heads. Norwich on the whole has had millions of pounds of investment over the last ten years and Riverside is a recent addition to the housing stock.
Norwich really is a little charmer. It is on the expensive side but if you do plenty of research and dedicate some serious time to the hunt, you should be able to track down some well priced and reasonable property that gives you plenty of bang for you buck.