When you live in a city, it’s easy to think you know everything there is to know about your environment. But Norwich has a few hidden secrets and a real knack for surprising people. So here are 10 things you might not know about our fair city.
1. Norwich is one of the best places in the UK to live
In a recent study, NR6 came in as the second best postcode in the UK in which to live. This is all according to the experts at the Centre for Economic and Business Research and the Royal Mail.
2. Norwich could have been the capital
In the 11th century, Norwich and London were the two largest cities and it was a close call as to which would be the capital of England.
3. Crime rates are low
Norwich is one of the safest cities in the UK, with crime rates far lower than most other urban areas.
4. Albert Einstein stayed here
While fleeing the Nazis in 1933, Einstein lived in a hut on Roughton Heath for a while before making his way to America.
5. Norwich market is the biggest in the UK
Ok, it’s the biggest open air market in the UK, but still, that’s pretty impressive.
6. Graduates hang around
About 40% of graduates from the universities stay on in the area, meaning there is a huge talent pool for local businesses.
7. The population is young
Around 26% of the city’s residents are in the 16 to 29 age bracket, meaning the city has youth on its side.
8. The paper is old
The Norwich Post, first published in 1701, was England’s first provincial newspaper.
9. No road noise
Norfolk is one of the only counties in the UK not to have any stretches of motorway. Which is great news for low pollution, road noise and wildlife.
10. Norwich is a great place to invest
With property prices rising by around 8% per year, plenty of students and graduates plus an excellent housing stock, Norwich is one of the best places in the UK to invest in property.
To find out more about the opportunities on offer and to discuss your options, get in touch with the experts at Agile. We’re more than happy to help and no one knows more about the local property market.
To find out more about the local and national property market, or if you would like to chat about anything to do with property investment, give us a ring on Norwich 01603 567804 or send us a message.
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