19 MAY 2015
Home of racing, Newmarket’s flat season is now underway and whilst there’s always something happening in the area whatever the month once the first race day gets underway this gem of East Anglia really comes alive.
But racing at Newmarket is not the only thing worth talking about at the moment. With the Cambridge market booming this corner of Suffolk has much to offer including good value property.
Whilst Newmarket is centred around the racing fraternity, a love of horses is not a criteria for living in the area and, indeed, many of the surrounding picturesque villages are a real pull for those wanting the best of both worlds – rural living but great access to nearby towns.
The rural idyll doesn’t get much better if you choose to live in villages such as Dullingham and Moulton. Both are packed with character from a historical and practical point of view. Moulton’s village pub ‘The Packhorse’ is a draw for its food, both have excellent local amenities and good walks and beautiful architecture are in abundance.
Cambridge, with its buoyant employment market and strong local economy, is on the doorstep and Bury St Edmunds is in close proximity. It’s not inconceivable to commute to London as well with a fast train into Kings Cross Station from Cambridge.
The race is on for those that want to get ahead of the pack and realise good value for money, particularly given the rise and rise of Cambridge. With the city’s ever increasing top-end employment market and its property market exceeding all other areas of the country it would seem likely that the outlying areas are sure to see the next rise in values.