Find a place for living.
If you’re planning to make Norwich your new home, you’re going to need the perfect place to live. House hunting in an unfamiliar city can be stressful – especially if you don’t live close by. To lighten the load, here’s a directory of all the city’s best property agents. That way, you can get local advice about neighbourhoods, prices, and more.
Rent prices in Norwich are over 20% lower than the National Average, and over 55% lower than in London.
The Golden Triangle, NR2
Situated just west of the city centre, bordered by Earlham Road to the north and Newmarket Road to the south, the Golden Triangle has long been heralded as one of Norwich’s most attractive neighbourhoods. With grand Victorian terraces, tree-lined streets, and green spaces galore, it has a great vibe and is a stone’s throw from all the city’s amenities. For families with kids, some of the city’s best schools are on its doorstep, including Avenue Junior, Recreation Road Infant, and City of Norwich, and it’s a short walk to the University of East Anglia too. When school’s out, there’s plenty of space to blow off steam. Check out Heigham Park, Jenny Lind Park and Eaton Park all in the area. Unthank Road and the surrounding streets are dotted with great places to eat and drink. You’ll find expertly brewed coffee at Kofra and Mitre, the perfect pint at The Unthank Arms or The William and Florence, and fantastic food at community café and deli The Green Grocers.
The Silver Triangle and Norwich Over the Water, NR3
Head north of the city centre over the River Wensum and you’ll find yourself in NR3 – a vibrant and characterful neighbourhood. Beyond the second-hand shops, cafés, and curry houses on Magdalen Street you’ll find rows of Victorian terraces, Georgian townhouses, and the odd new-build. More affordable than the Golden Triangle, this area is great for first-time buyers looking to get on the ladder. It’s also a pub-lover’s treasure-trove – from award-winners like the King’s Head, The Whalebone, and The Brewery Tap to foodie favourites like The Stanley and The Rosebery. There’s even Norwich’s very own micropub, The Malt and Mardle. Get a caffeine fix at Frå.kost or Ancestors Coffee, and then explore the area’s great green spaces, like Waterloo Park for fountains and flowerbeds or Mousehold Heath for fantastic views of the city.
Thorpe Hamlet, NR1
Looking for something a little bigger? Thorpe Hamlet is a leafy suburb just east of the city centre. Situated close to Norwich railway station for easy access to Cambridge and London, as well as the A47 out towards the coast, this area boasts larger, detached properties with spacious gardens and great views. There are Outstanding Ofsted-rated schools here, like Lionwood Infant and Charles Darwin Primary, and Notre Dame High isn’t far away. It’s only a quick walk into the city, but you’ve got gorgeous green spaces like Lion Wood to stroll around and easy access to the River Yare for boat trips out to the Broads National Park. There are plenty of cosy spots to meet up with friends for a Sunday roast, like The Fat Cat and Canary. On lazy sunny days, head down to the water’s edge to enjoy pretty pub gardens at The Rivergarden and The Rushcutters Arms. Or drop in for a coffee and a slice of cake at Harleys.
Want more of the great outdoors but still like the convenience of being close to all that the city has to offer? Trowse might be the perfect place to put down roots. This idyllic village just south of the city is packed with period homes and picture-perfect terraces – and a short wander along the River Wensum will take you into Norwich. With Whitlingham Broad right around the corner, it feels like you’re in the heart of the countryside. This area is great for walks and cycling – there’s even water sports on offer at Whitlingham Adventure. Feeling hungry? You’re spoiled for choice, the village boasts a couple of pubs, Kofra for coffee and tasty treats, and award-winning vegan restaurant River Green. Trowse is also home to Redwell, a popular brewery and taproom that serves pizza and hosts pop-up food vendors and events throughout the year.
City Centre, NR1 and NR2
If city life is more your scene, you’ll be spoiled for choice in the heart of Norwich. With Tudor treasures, Edwardian townhouses, and contemporary apartments lining the River Wensum, including new-builds ideal for young professionals, there are homes to suit every sense of style. City-centre living means easy access to the community and culture Norwich is known for – theatres, cinemas, galleries, live music venues, and our popular library and events space The Forum. You’ll be right next door to big-name brands in our two shopping malls and independent stores in The Lanes. And there’s a great foodie scene, from cosy independent cafés, restaurants, and pubs to an eclectic mix of eateries inside Norwich Market. Being in the thick of it means you’re never far from a tranquil riverside walk or a pretty park to kick back and relax in. You’re also a short stroll to the train station to explore the rest of Norfolk and beyond.