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What's it like to live in Bury St. Edmunds?

Is it a safe area? Is it an area on the up?

Asked on Nov 3 2007, General in Bury St. Edmunds | Report content

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  • Bury St Edmunds is a safe affluent market town, described by some agents as a 'Pearls and wellies' town. The town centre is a friendly place with a good level of shops and parking. There has been a lot of development in the town in last few years which has included the opening of a purpose-built shopping centre – the arc, which opened in spring 2009. The town has a number of amenities including: excellent schools catering for all ages, from primary to sixth form colleges, St Edmundsbury Cathedral, the abbey gardens, Theatre Royal, two cinema’s, a public library, leisure centre, public venues such as the Athenaeum, Corn Exchange, and Apex. The town also has its own hospital, and police and fire stations. In terms of the property market, Bury is a fairly stable area with house prices changing relatively little in recent years. Popular areas include: town centre – medieval grid area, outer town areas such as York road, Queens road. Popular estates include: Moreton Hall and Horringer Court. The relative stability of the property market is due to the good transport links that the town benefits from. For example, the A14 provides access to Ipswich, Newmarket, and Cambridge within 30-45 minutes. You can commute to London within 1 hour and 30 minutes. The town has its own railway station which provides access Ipswich and Cambridge railway stations which in turn provide fast commuter trains to London and other destinations. I hope this information has been useful to those who are interested in Bury St Edmunds. If you would like to know anything else, please feel free to contact me. Gareth S-Thomas.

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    Answered on Jun 20 2010, Report content
  • Great place to live whether you are a young couple, family or elderly. The town has something for everyone and has a very low crime rate. Good schools and shops as well.

    Answered on Sep 20 2010, Report content
  • Hi, We would suggest that you get in touch with local estate agents in order to get some background about the area. You can search for agents using the ‘find agents’ tab on the top of the Zoopla Page. We hope this helps.

    Answered on Oct 1 2013, Report content

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