The Best Places to Live in Norfolk


Norfolk, named by The Telegraph as Britain’s Classiest County due to its style, sophistication and trendy towns. When it comes to choosing a place to live in Norfolk how do you decide? Especially with so many beautiful places to choose from. Norfolk has so much to offer, whether you’re a family or living the single life there’ll be a part of Norfolk which you’ll fall in love with and importantly will totally suit your lifestyle.


The river Wensum running through Norwich



Norwich City will be the place for you if you’re one for culture, good restaurants, bars and clubs and not to forget the football. Upper St Giles Street in Norwich was named one of the coolest places to live in Britain, with its gorgeous boutiques, trendy eateries and vintage and retro shops.

Young people will love the vibe of The Silver Triangle. It’s up and coming and considered an ideal place for the young and ‘arty’. The constant buzz and diversity of the people who live in the area mean you’ll never get bored chatting to strangers in one of its many pubs.

Riverside is another location that millennials will love. Trendy apartments and restaurants; it’s also a good place to spot your favourite footballer.

Another interesting location for millennials is Elm Hill. Situated in the heart of the city, Elm Hill is the oldest street in Norwich. Its cobbled path is lined with timber-framed buildings, as well as a number of cafes, art galleries, and unique independent shops.


Norfolk has plenty for young children to do; crabbing, Bewilderwood, skiing (yes, you read that right!), horse riding, play barns, swimming, football, roller skating, and during the winter months, there’s ice-skating. There’s no excuse to stay indoors when you live in Norfolk.

South Norfolk is a very popular location for young families.

Just 6 miles from the city centre is Mulbarton. This friendly and peaceful village has 2 local schools, as well as plenty of parks and ponds for you and your children to explore.

Voted in the top 101 Places to Live in Britain, The Golden Triangle dubbed ‘The Notting Hill of Norwich’ is full of character, close to some of the best schools and it’s easy enough to walk or bus into the heart of Norwich.

Further out towards Beccles is Loddon, an idyllic market town for families, located on the River Chet, it boasts good schools, a 15th-century church, as well as plenty of businesses, shops, restaurants, and pubs.


If you’ve had enough of the hustle and bustle and you’re craving peaceful days then further out in Norfolk could be where your dream home awaits you. Beautiful walks, bird reserves, grey seals and big skies make North Norfolk a magical place and should be on your list of locations to look at.

Wells-Next-the-Sea is an attractive coastal North Norfolk town packed with gorgeous tea rooms and with miles of white sandy beaches to stroll down; you will never get bored exploring Wells.

Holt is also a great place to enjoy your retirement. The North-Norfolk Georgian town is full of; quaint shops, pubs, tearooms and restaurants, as well as the famous Byfords Bistro

In completely the other direction in South Norfolk is Hethersett. A designated green village, which makes for a great place to retire to whilst reducing your carbon footprint at the same time.

Staying in South Norfolk is also the gorgeous Stoke Holy Cross which sits on the River Tas. The village also has a mill, which is famous for being the places where Colman’s Mustard first started.

There you have it, just a few of the best places in Norfolk chosen by Norfolk Property Online. We’re happy to show you properties in any of these locations or ask us about the many other beautiful places in Norfolk you can choose from.

As you can see, Norfolk has something for everyone.