Bury, as it’s known to locals, is a small but vibrant traditional Suffolk market town, which hides a surprisingly contemporary attitude and a lively social and café culture. History is here in abundance, with the remains of the 11th century Abbey surrounded by the pretty, well-kept Abbey Gardens and guarded by dramatic Abbey Gate leading to the medieval grid of streets lined with timber-framed buildings giving home to a healthy range of shops and food establishments, and the old Market Place which boasts an exceptionally good market twice a week. As in Cambridge, many of the original timbered buildings were ‘gentrified’ in Georgian times by the grafting on of red brick facades housing paned sash windows, so a walk along these streets is an interesting tour of architectural history.
Why choose Bury St Edmunds?
The town does modern well too, though. At the south side of the centre is the Arc shopping centre, with its curved silver-grey metallic panels cladding the bright Debenhams store that looks onto the elegant pedestrianised parades of 37 stores. Backing onto a cinema complex with further restaurants, and also boasting an impressive music and event venue called the Apex, this modern addition to the town complements the older centre well.
Property in Bury St Edmunds varies from period town houses to modern apartments, the market doesn’t move as quickly as Cambridge and prices are around 30% lower perhaps because the town lacks a direct train link to London, but it can be a challenge to find a property that gives the inside and outside space you may want, but it still in a quiet location near to the centre. The future bodes well for the town, and it’s our top tip in East Anglia for investors. Our buying agent in Bury St Edmunds is on hand with their expert knowledge to help you find the right property to meet your requirements.
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