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The local area guide to living in Norfolk

Norfolk is a county in East Anglia. A relative anomaly in the UK, it didn't undergo its major development during the Industrial Revolution but instead during the first half of the 20th century during the two world wars. It's distinctive, flat landscape was absolutely vital for airfield construction. After the violence ended, that same landscape became important for the farming of cereals and rapeseed.

Today Norfolk has a balanced, rounded economy with strong roots in manufacturing, farming, engineering, energy and tourism. Several large organisations choose to base their operations in the area including Aviva, Colman's and Bernard Matthews Farms.

The predominant settlement in Norfolk is Norwich, the largest city in the county, but there are other good-sized towns. Great Yarmouth lies on the coast and is a tourism hotspot. King's Lynn, another popular destination for tourists, is a historic port and market town and Thetford, a little smaller, is thought to be the home of Boudica and hence a core part of the British historic record.

Norfolk has a great deal of beautiful countryside and a large amount of it is protected. The Norfolk Broads, in particular, are very popular with visitors across the country and the wider world.

Information about the local residents

Norfolk has about 850,800 residents, and it is largely a rural population. Only 38% of people live in the four major cities and towns: Norwich has 195,000 people, Great Yarmouth has about 67,000, King’s Lynn has 42,800 and Thetford has nearly 22,000 residents.

Despite its rural nature, Norfolk has a fairly strong economy. GDP per head in Norfolk is £11,825, which is not very far off the £12,845 GDP per head in England. Unemployment is low as well. The county’s unemployment rate is 5.6%, compared to 5.8% across England and 6% in the whole of the UK.

Nearby schools

Norfolk has an array of fantastic educational establishments, of which many have deep-rooted historical foundations. Thetford Grammar School is the fourth oldest school in Britain, and has a good reputation. Wymondham College is rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted and is the country's largest state boarding school, and another institution worth mentioning is Aylsham High School - again, rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted.

For younger children Norfolk has some excellent primary schools. Trowse Primary School and Chapel Road School are both rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted and there are plenty more with consistently high levels of performance.

The county also has plenty of independent schools and academies, and has some top-notch universities attracting students including the University of East Anglia and the Norwich University of the Arts.

Getting around

Motorists will find no motorway in Norfolk, but there are significant trunk roads including the A11, which links with the M11 in Cambridge, and the A47 and A10. These all offer great links to nearby major cities.

Rail networks are good for the area. The Great Eastern Main Line train service goes directly from Norwich to Liverpool Street Station in London. For commuters, First Capital Connect also offers a good service into the capital.

Norfolk International Airport is the county's main airport, although there are several other small-scale and private airports. It offers a variety of short-haul flights across the country and the continent.

Local shops

Norwich is the predominant shopping destination for the county and has a good selection of options. There are two major shopping centres - The Mall has family-focused budget shops such as New Look and Argos, whereas Chapelfield has a great variety including the only House of Fraser in the county. Norwich also is home to a centuries-old family-run independent store called Jarrolds.

Across the rest of the county there are some great markets and opportunities to explore independent shops. Antiques shops, arts and crafts, and independent boutique stores are all easily found. King's Lynn in particular has a large pedestrianised section with an array of fantastic shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs to explore.

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All information was correct at time of publication and is provided in good faith.