Living in Norfolk
Norwich Research Park is set in 230 hectares of parkland within easy reach of Norwich city centre. Recently voted the happiest place in the country for work-life balance and career contentment, Norwich provides a great quality of life combined with the best elements of a modern city.
Norwich is known as the ‘City of Stories’ and is one of the most beautiful, modern historic cities in Britain. It is a city that celebrates the independent, stimulates creativity, promotes change and encourages diversity.
Norwich is also one of the greenest cities in the UK, with miles of riverside walks and cycle tracks, unique 1930s parks, and acres of woodland running right into the vibrant city centre.
Norfolk has nearly 100 miles of unspoilt coastline; 280 sq miles are designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the famous Norfolk Broads are among the most important wetlands in Europe and a haven for rare plants, wildlife and insects.
The county’s peaceful landscape and big skies are an enormous draw for those who want a higher quality of life and a work-life balance that is more than just an aspiration.
Wherever you choose to live, you are no more than an hour from the coast. Unique, unspoilt countryside, forests, miles of sandy beaches and the Norfolk Broads combine to make Norfolk one of the most attractive places for families to make a home.
Norwich and Norfolk offers plenty of B&Bs, hotels as well as affordable housing and flexible rental costs to suit your budget.
Monthly rents on a medium sized, two-bedroom apartment come in at between £600 and £850 per month. Room sharing is very common in the city and can lower rental costs as well as help you find your feet.
Buying a house is another option, house prices are significantly cheaper than those in cities like Cambridge. The average price for a home in Norwich is around £200,000, with a flat coming in at around £140,000.
Art in Norwich
Norfolk has a wide range of arts and cultural activity to suit all ages and interests.
Right on the doorstep on Norwich Research Park is The Sainsbury Centre. The Sainsbury Centre is one of the most prominent university art galleries in Britain, and a major national centre for the study and presentation of art.
Alongside these permanent collections, the centre hosts a range of temporary exhibitions, with its galleries providing the largest climate-controlled exhibition space in Eastern England.