Living in East Suffolk and North Essex

In and around Colchester

Just 50 minutes by train from London, Colchester is a popular choice with people who want a better quality of life, with easy access to the capital. When it comes to housing, you’ll get a lot more for your money in Colchester with a growing number of well-planned housing developments.

Plus there’s a great choice of education with highly regarded primary, secondary and sixth form schools in the area offering a variety of state, independent and faith schools, as well as colleges, the Colchester Institute and the University of Essex.

Once the Roman capital of Britain, Colchester is now the acknowledged cultural capital of Essex. When it comes to fresh air and countryside, there’s beautiful Constable Country, located on the Suffolk and Essex border.

Less than 20 miles away on the Essex coast is Frinton-on-Sea with its tranquil beaches, and nearby are the vibrant amusements offered in Clacton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze resorts.

Colchester is only 30 miles from Stansted international airport, with London Southend international airport just 40 miles away. Harwich International Port is less than 20 miles with its ferry and cruise sea routes to the continent.

In and around Ipswich

Ipswich is a great place to live, offering a more relaxed  lifestyle than the big cities. Being only 70 minutes by train from London,  it provides easy access to the capital. Housing prices in Ipswich are very competitive, so you’ll get much more for your money.

Educationally Ipswich has a great choice of highly regarded primary, secondary and sixth form schools in the area offering a variety of state, independent and faith schools, as well as colleges, Suffolk New College, Suffolk One and the University of Suffolk.

Ipswich is a vibrant town with lots to offer, from stylish waterfront bistros and bars to traditional pubs and restaurants. Ipswich is a town steeped in history. Being the oldest Anglo-Saxon town in England it has a rich history.

Less than 15 miles away from the Suffolk coastline, Ipswich is close to many beautiful beaches, Felixstowe, Aldeburgh and Lowestoft, which offer both tranquil areas and lively amusement arcades.

Ipswich is only 45 miles from Stansted international airport, with London Southend international airport just 55 miles away. Harwich International Port is less than 25 miles with its ferry and cruise sea routes to the continent.

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