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The Top 10 Places to Live in Norfolk

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The Top 10 Places to Live in Norfolk

When getting a mortgage to buy your first home, move to a new area, or relocate to Norfolk it can be tricky to know where the top places are to live. Norfolk is a county gifted with a beautiful coastline, stunning countryside, and breathtaking waterways. It’s a desirable place to live, especially along the North Norfolk coast, which boasts some of the highest property prices in the county. But where are the best places to live in Norfolk? Muddy Stilettos has helped us compile a list of the top 10 places to call home in this charming county. From picturesque villages to market towns and bustling cities, Norfolk has something for everyone.

A Norfolk Delight: The Allure of Places to Live in Norfolk

Muddy Stilettos describes Norfolk as a “‘bootiful’ county with beaches, broads, boltholes, and a capital city bursting with trendy accolades.” It’s a place where you can enjoy the best of both worlds: the tranquility of rural life and the vibrant energy of urban living. One of the highlights of Norfolk living is its thriving food scene, featuring numerous local producers, making it one of the best culinary destinations in the country.

1. Holt: Quaint and Charming

A Georgian Gem

Holt takes the top spot of places to live in Norfolk. It is a beautiful Georgian town filled with traditional Norfolk flint buildings. The town is packed with quaint cobbled alleyways and independent shops, delis, and art galleries. Every Sunday, the town hosts a traditional market with street food and plenty of local traders.

Byfords Holt

Property Prices in Holt

  • Average Property Price: £409,841
  •  Terrace: £257,917
  • Semi-detached: £306,900
  •  Detached: £486,674

 2. Wroxham: Capital of the Broads

Waterside Charm

Nicknamed the capital of the Broads, Wroxham is a bustling village on the banks of the River Bure. It’s famous for its waterways and Roys of Wroxham, claiming to be the largest village shop in the country. Wroxham comes alive in the summer with people visiting and exploring the waterways by boat.

Property Prices in Wroxham

  • Average Property Price £414,476
  • Detached Property: £530,792
  • Terrace: £238,786
  • Flats: £141,083

3. Surlingham: Rural Serenity

Best of Both Worlds

Surlingham offers the best of both worlds—a quiet rural village with easy access to the city of Norwich. It’s home to a nationally acclaimed vineyard and two popular riverside pubs. Located in a lesser-known part of the Norfolk Broads, it offers a more secluded and peaceful lifestyle.

Property Prices in Surlingham

  • Average Property Price: £495,417
  • Semi Detached: £489,500
  • Detached: £525,000

4. Great Massingham: Royal Approval

One of Norfolk’s Prettiest Villages

Great Massingham is known as “one of Norfolk’s prettiest villages” and has even received royal visits. With its pretty brick and flint cottages and idyllic village duck ponds, it’s easy to see why it’s a top choice. It’s also the only Norfolk village named by the Sunday Times as one of the best places to live in the East of England.

Great Massingham

Property Prices in Great Massingham

  • Average Property Price: £303,954
  • Terraced: £303,333
  • Semi Detached: £344,249

5. Wymondham: Market Town Charm

A Market Town with Character

Wymondham is a pretty market town with excellent links to Norwich and London. It offers a variety of dining options and is home to Norfolk’s first egg-vending machine at Cavick House Farm, providing a local source of free-range eggs.

Property Prices in Wymondham

  • Average Property Price: £315,795
  • Terraced: £244,137
  • Semi Detached: £318,019
  • Detached: £392,860

6. Diss: Perfect English Market Town

Charming Around “The Mere”

Described by poet John Betjeman as “the perfect English market town,” Diss is built around a six-acre lake known as “The Mere.” It’s a great commuter town with excellent rail connections to various destinations.

Property Prices in Diss

  • Average Property Price: £308,859
  • Terraced Properties: £224,534
  • Semi-detached: £282,319
  • Detached: £391,659

7. King’s Lynn: Maritime Heritage

Historic Maritime Town

King’s Lynn is a historic maritime town on the banks of the River Ouse. It offers a wide range of family-friendly amenities, including a bowling alley, swimming pool, and top-class arts and music festivals.

H3: Property Prices in King’s Lynn

  • Average Property Price: £226,495
  • Terraced: £175,755
  • Semi-detached: £236,631
  • Detached: £352,323

8. Burnham Market: Chelsea-on-Sea

Exclusive Village

Burnham Market is often called ‘Chelsea-on-Sea’ and is perhaps the most exclusive village in Norfolk. Surrounded by world-class beaches, stately homes, and boutique shops, it’s the epitome of luxury living in Norfolk.

Burnham Market

Property Prices in Burnham Market

  • Average Property Price: £786,733
  • Terraced: £974,553
  • Semi-detached: £587,300
  • Detached: £926,667

9. Aylsham: Countryside and Coast

Historic Market Town

Located in the middle of Norfolk between Norwich and the North Norfolk coast, Aylsham offers stunning countryside, easy city commutes, and nearby beaches. It’s known for its rich history, including a Roman settlement.

H3: Property Prices in Aylsham

  • Average Property Price: £321,120
  • Terraced: £275,188
  • Semi-detached: £263,208
  • Detached: £404,930

10. Norwich: The Fine City

A UNESCO City of Literature

Norwich, known as “The Fine City,” is a vibrant urban hub with a buzzing cultural scene, independent shops, and a strong commitment to sustainability. It’s also one of the most vegan-friendly cities in the UK.

In addition to these top 10 places to live, Norfolk has much more to offer, from its stunning coastline to its picturesque villages. Whether you prefer the serenity of the countryside or the vibrancy of city life, Norfolk has a place for everyone to call home.

Norwich City

Property Prices in Norwich

– Average Property Price: £292,201
– Terraced: £268277
– Semi-detached: £302,426
– Detached: £431,659


If you’re considering buying a home a hope from the top 10 places to live in Norfolk or any other surrounding Town or Village, Dimora Mortgages is on hand to assist with any mortgage advice you may require, with our years of experience as Mortgage Brokers we are confident we can help you on your house buying journey. If you want to get in touch with one of our mortgage advisors please visit our contact us page.

*House Price data taken from Rightmove and is correct as of 8th December 2023

** Top 10 places to live in Norfolk is based on Norfolk Live’s Article written in October 2022

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