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What's it like to live in Saxmundham?

How does it compare to the areas around? What are the pros and cons of living here?

Asked on Jul 23 2007, General in Saxmundham | Report content

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  • I would suggest that you look at the local authorities’ website to see what the crime statistics etc for this area are. You can also look at the local tourist board website for that area which gives you an up to date overview of the area.

    Answered on Mar 26 2010, Report content
  • I just moved from Saxmundham a couple of months ago. It's wonderful really. All the people are so nice. Saxmundham doesn't have much in the way of shops, and what is there is over-priced and doesn't always have what you want. You can get your essentials, but from overpriced Waitrose. They are getting a Tesco soon though and Leiston a few miles up the road is getting a mssive Tesco (about the size of Martlesham). Unfortunately, you do find yourself going down to Ipswich for what you need, so if youa are starting a DIY job and want to finish the same day, double check you've got what you need! Crime isn't anything major at all, but like everywhere, it is on the up. If you have children though I really don't rate the schooling around here. Saxmundham primary and middle school's are great, but Leiston High isn't rated that well, and never has been. There is talk of a free school taking over the old middle school site when that shuts down so fingers crossed... If you have any health conditions or are elderly then I must say that moving here is a risk with the nearest hospital over 20 miles away, unfortunately is has been known for people not to quite make it. Overall it is lovely, and if you want to go the the coast and read a book you can be on a bench on the sea front in under 10 minutes.

    Answered on Feb 12 2011, 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 Sep 27 2013, Report content
  • Saxmundham is an old market town with a special charm. The surrounding towns and villages have their own charm to. When and if you ever decide to buy a home in Sax - you must be prepared to help out in the community e.g. support the local traders, support the market and the farmers market. I love Sax - to me it's an ideal retirement location..You may to travel 25 miles to the nearest A & E but remember Sax has an active Firt Responders/St John's association..The local G P's are tops! My one complaint is that the surgery is stuffy, no fresh air circulating; so, germs can spread. I enjoy living in a safe community which is very friendly, helpful and polite. If your needs are to be near the biggest supermarket and DIY stores then Kesgrave would suit you better but Sax offers the gift of being in The Heritage Coast at its best! I found that there is so much to do that I couldn't keep up with everything.e.g. Friday Street Market, Snape, Aldeburgh, Southwold, Westleton, Dunwich to name but a few of the many amazing places near by. I love the many different buildings in Sax - the high street is full of beautiful old homes that were transferred into shops years-ago. So, if you're lucky enough to live here - support, support and support...Please support The Poachers Pocket pub at near by Carlton and as from the 23rd of November '13 I do believe The Bell is open for business - Good luck to the new land lord/owners...Did I mention the Queens Head? - well you will get the best Chinese food for the price for a long time..Most of all house prices in Sax and surrounding area will soar - so, now's the best time to buy!! Good luck ;-)

    Answered on Nov 23 2013, Report content

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