General Discussion: Norwich fukers?


sciphiyem
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506 posts since 7/9/11

14 Mar 2022 10:21
Any of you live around Norwich? We are considering moving there from London to settle with children, but not too familiar with the area. Any recommendations/neighbourhood-vibe reviews/tips welcome!

Rirawin
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9633 posts since 17/7/05

posted 14 Mar 2022 10:47, edited 14 Mar 2022 10:47
If you want walking distance to the city, Unthank Road or Earlham Road are worth a look, or anywhere within the "Golden Triangle". Mainly consisting of Victorian Terraces though.

If you're looking for suburbia following areas are worth considering, Costessey, Thorpe St Andrew, Sprowston, Trowse or Old Catton.

Born and raised in Norwich, but moved to Bath back in 2017. If I were to retire back to Norwich, I'd probably go for close to the city. It's changed a lot in recent years and has become a lot more vibrant with its cultural offerings.
darko
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1077 posts since 4/10/12

14 Mar 2022 10:58
I’ve lived in norwich for 7 years and now live just outside the city in a village. It’s a great city with lots of decent food, drink, green spaces, historic buildings etc. moved here from nottingham for uni and it has such a nice vibe compared to some of the bigger cities in the UK.

What’s your house budget, and do you want to live in the city?

Happy to help with any info you want
sciphiyem
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506 posts since 7/9/11

14 Mar 2022 11:44
Rirawin wrote: If you want walking distance to the city, Unthank Road or Earlham Road are worth a look, or anywhere within the "Golden Triangle". Mainly consisting of Victorian Terraces though.

If you're looking for suburbia following areas are worth considering, Costessey, Thorpe St Andrew, Sprowston, Trowse or Old Catton.

Born and raised in Norwich, but moved to Bath back in 2017. If I were to retire back to Norwich, I'd probably go for close to the city. It's changed a lot in recent years and has become a lot more vibrant with its cultural offerings.

Great to know. Glad to hear it's becoming more vibrant. Have seen a few of those areas mentioned online too. Golden triangle, I wonder if it's too full of student housing? Tough to know for sure I guess though?


darko wrote: I’ve lived in norwich for 7 years and now live just outside the city in a village. It’s a great city with lots of decent food, drink, green spaces, historic buildings etc. moved here from nottingham for uni and it has such a nice vibe compared to some of the bigger cities in the UK.

What’s your house budget, and do you want to live in the city?

Happy to help with any info you want

Ah, that's great to hear! We are open to being in the city, but don't need to be. Open to suburb or village - if it's relatively easy to get into the city.

Budget is around 350k, bit more if necessary, seems like you can get a nicely sized house in some of the new build developments surrounding Norwich - like Hethersett, and Wyndomham. Would ideally like there for be a decent amount of activites for both kiddo and us locally wherever we are