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Making a move to: Norwich’s Golden Triangle

PUBLISHED: 17:03 30 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:03 30 July 2018

The Plantation Garden is an oasis of peace in a busy city (photo: Denise Bradley)

The Plantation Garden is an oasis of peace in a busy city (photo: Denise Bradley)

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It is one of the most sought-after areas in Norwich - so what makes it so special?

In the quest to find the perfect place to live in Norwich, many people look no further than the ‘Golden Triangle’.

Anyone who has contemplated moving to the city, or who already lives there, knows about the ideal location of this golden triangle. Despite the controversy of where the lines of the wedge-shaped, gold spot of real estate lay, no one can argue that its popularity is not well-deserved.

Housing professionals, students and families, the area between Earlham and Newmarket Road has everything you could ever need. The spacious, Victorian, terraced houses are in reasonable walking distance of the University of East Anglia, the train station and the city centre, which makes it a popular area with commuters and students alike.

If walking does not appeal, then the area is well-connected to the extensive bus network across Norwich. Newmarket and Lime Tree Road are home to luxurious houses which are highly desirable and command top prices.

If you need an escape from the stresses of city living, the Plantation Garden and Heigham Park provide a pocket of calm and serenity amid the daily hustle and bustle. The park, which features a bowls club, cherished play area, grass tennis courts and a blooming wildlife ecosystem, provides an abundance of activities for all the family during the summer.

Children can also experience some of the best education that Norwich can offer, with great state and independent schools for all age levels.

Another attraction in this illustrious area is the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist, located on Unthank Road. If you find yourself in the nearby vicinity, the tower tours are certainly worth a look with an iconic 360-degree view over the beautiful and historic city.

The cathedral garden has recently been transformed by the local Narthex project and can also be viewed and explored via the Narthex Garden Café while the Duckett Library hosts talks and exhibitions on a regular basis.

This part of the city is certainly rich with greenery but also hosts a notable number of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs including the popular Unthank Arms and Alexandra Tavern. In fact, it hosts so many amenities that you may never need to leave!

The area has mastered the balance between functionality and entertainment and the admiration for the area among locals alone proves that it deserves its ‘golden’ crown.

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