Population: 290,000

Living in Ipswich, England:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Ipswich, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked six people living in Ipswich what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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To whom may be considering, Ipswich. A small English city set within the countryside of Suffolk. Not quite the countryside you would have imagined, not very countryside at all. Our building saw high and our grassland grows quainter each year. The perfect place to reside if you’re looking for a city in the countryside.

Nicola, says: 2020

It is very small and rural. Ipswich has many churches, which are all for the Christian religion. Also, Our high street is always bustling with many people, even on weekdays. As you leave the centre of town, it gradually becomes quieter and more dispersed. There are several areas of Ipswich including: Gainsborough, Nacton, and Whitton.

Niccolo, says: 2020

Ipswich is a town. It is fairly small compared to other places. The outskirts of Ipswich are rural and nice to explore. The town itself seems dull but it comes alive with people during the day. The lights at the Docs are pretty at night and overall it’s a good enough place.

Feidias, says: 2020

Avoid the town centre when it is dark. One can find dark alleys that illicit activities tend to be. Though active during the day, it becomes far more popular during the evening, making leaving work a slightly more nerve-wracking venture than usual.

Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk in the United Kingdom. It has a rich history, being the birthplace of Cardinal Wolsey, the once archbishop to King Henry VIII. With a direct, mainline rail link to London, it offers the best of access to the city with countryside living. The Suffolk coast is also just a short drive away.

Francesca, says: 2020

In Ipswich, the weather can be very unpredictable. One day it is hot and the next it is freezing. Coming prepared with many types of clothes will ensure that you will always have the right outfit for the weather. Because of the weather, tourists may be caught out with their clothing choice.

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