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Cornwall - Nice place to be, costs the earth.

Depths of a Sunderland sink estate - Cheap as chips, wouldn't want to live there.

Where in England is a current sweet spot for 'not too expensive but a nice place to be'?

(I know everywhere is too expensive in general, but you lot know what I mean)

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Cornwall - Nice place to be, costs the earth.

Depths of a Sunderland sink estate - Cheap as chips, wouldn't want to live there.

Where in England is a current sweet spot for 'not too expensive but a nice place to be'?

(I know everywhere is too expensive in general, but you lot know what I mean)

For retired people, or for working people?

Local wages are an issue for the latter.

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Probably somewhere like inland Norfolk, though not the coastal/second home areas. Some people like the Cambridgeshire fens. Too flat and treeless for me, but crime is low, and schools probably arent infested with students who dont speak english. OTOH not much jobs and low wages and probably a bit of a yokel attitude in some places. Parts of Northamptonshire are relatively affordable, but very hit and miss depending on the town/village.

Dont know the area but some of the stuff down trowbridge/Wiltshire way looks reasonable.

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Suffolk / Norfolk in my experience

Avoid the rough coasty bits like Yarmouth and the hyper expensive bits like Southwold.

Though I currently live in North West Kent and i think actually considering proximity to London and the excellent countryside is pretty fairly priced.

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Suffolk / Norfolk in my experience

Avoid the rough coasty bits like Yarmouth and the hyper expensive bits like Southwold.

I live on Norfolk/Suffolk borders, quite nice around here, below average house prices, big skies, rolling farmland, ancient villages, pleasant market towns, fairly easy access to Stansted and London (if you need to).

Mid Suffolk came top in a recent quality of life survey:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/4987412/Mid-Suffolk-tops-the-tables-for-best-quality-of-life.html

Disadvantages may be slightly suspicious locals and it's can get a bit bleak in winter.

There are some places to avoid:

Thetford and Haverhill were London overspill towns, now chavtastic.

Kings Lynn, Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Ipswich can be a bit rough in parts.

Norwich and Bury St Edmunds are the nicest big places and most of the smaller market towns are pleasant though.

Second home hotspots are Southwold, Aldeburgh, 'Yachty' Woodbridge and the North Norfolk Coastal villages between Sheringham and Hunstanton.

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Plenty. And plenty of nice places and crap places in the South, too.

For every Scunthorpe and Skelmersdale there's a Basingstoke or Basildon

Northern rough is much worse than southern rough. Many more inhabitants with chips on their shoulders too, and the weathers worse. I gave the north a good crack of the whip, I won't be going back.

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Suffolk / Norfolk in my experience

Avoid the rough coasty bits like Yarmouth and the hyper expensive bits like Southwold.

Though I currently live in North West Kent and i think actually considering proximity to London and the excellent countryside is pretty fairly priced.

Though much of NW Kent is as undesirable as Sunderland.

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I live on Norfolk/Suffolk borders, quite nice around here, below average house prices, big skies, rolling farmland, ancient villages, pleasant market towns, fairly easy access to Stansted and London (if you need to).

Mid Suffolk came top in a recent quality of life survey:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/4987412/Mid-Suffolk-tops-the-tables-for-best-quality-of-life.html

Disadvantages may be slightly suspicious locals and it's can get a bit bleak in winter.

There are some places to avoid:

Thetford and Haverhill were London overspill towns, now chavtastic.

Kings Lynn, Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Ipswich can be a bit rough in parts.

Norwich and Bury St Edmunds are the nicest big places and most of the smaller market towns are pleasant though.

Second home hotspots are Southwold, Aldeburgh, 'Yachty' Woodbridge and the North Norfolk Coastal villages between Sheringham and Hunstanton.

I'm from Beccles.

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Flippin eck, everyone here is a shire-county Tory voter!

Up North is grim in many places but there are nice spots too and cheap as chips. I'm not counting anomolies like Durham and York.

...lots of nice areas just outside Manchester in the Pennines also to the North of the city into Lancashire south to Cheshire and west to Chester....similar with Liverpool south to the Wirral North to the Formby Southport etc....don't see the problem.... :rolleyes:

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...Southern Softy....?.... :rolleyes:

It's difficult to express the differences clearly, there are so many of them, but I think a main over arching one is the lack of 'sophistication' in the north. It is also infected largely with socialist principles, you're far more likely to get a nice car keyed in the north for example, and there are a lot of people employed by the public sector up there who do nothing yet still manage to moan at how hard done by they are. Ask yourself why all the union leaders are northerners. And of course the amount of entire towns in the north whose population is living solely off benefits is pretty shocking. There are bad parts of the south too of course, but it's just not comparable at all.

Off you go then. :D

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It's difficult to express the differences clearly, there are so many of them, but I think a main over arching one is the lack of 'sophistication' in the north. It is also infected largely with socialist principles, you're far more likely to get a nice car keyed in the north for example, and there are a lot of people employed by the public sector up there who do nothing yet still manage to moan at how hard done by they are. Ask yourself why all the union leaders are northerners. And of course the amount of entire towns in the north whose population is living solely off benefits is pretty shocking. There are bad parts of the south too of course, but it's just not comparable at all.

Off you go then. :D

....define southern sophistication ...can you bottle it...is it as good as and with the world appeal of Laphroaig....?..... :rolleyes:

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