Ipswich Area Guide

A TAUK guide to living in Ipswich, Suffolk

What is it like to live in Ipswich?

The University and county town of Ipswich are the region’s centre. With a large train station providing links to London Liverpool Street, Cambridge and beyond.


Ipswich is a town in Suffolk, a county in eastern England. Set on the River Orwell, its waterfront is lined with cafes, galleries and shops, and the 19th-century Old Custom House, which recalls the city’s maritime history. Next to Christchurch Park, the 500-year-old Christchurch Mansion has a Tudor kitchen and the Wolsey Art Gallery.

The town set on the River Orwell used to be a busy trading port; As a result, the harbour is now home to a large marina, which forms the backdrop for the many bars and restaurants on the waterfront.

In the centre of town is Christchurch Park, a magnificent green space with tennis courts, wildlife gardens and home to the Tudor’ Christchurch Manor’. Which now holds the most extensive collection of Constable and Gainsborough paintings outside of London. The town centre has a variety of local and national shops and several pubs, restaurants and international cafés. The schooling facilities are fantastic, with several state and independent schools, Suffolk College and the University of Suffolk.

Property in Ipswich

The eclectic architecture in Ipswich provides stunning buildings on every corner. There are 12 medieval churches, the Unitarian Meeting House, Wolsey’s Gate and the Ancient House.

Property in Ipswich ranges from one- and two-bedroom apartments on the waterfront to Victorian terrace houses.

The larger Georgian town houses are interspersed with Tudor, timber-framed properties. On the outskirts of the town centre are several Housing Estates with your typical 3-bedroom semi-detached homes. From the 1980s to today, many well-planned developments have provided some fantastic and executive family homes.

Moving out a little further 3 miles takes you into the rural villages with far-reaching field views, local pubs and village schools.

Out and about

Ipswich is home to some of the most creative, exciting and inspiring arts and culture in East Anglia. Therefore we have a few venues to support this. 

Firstly, The New Wolsey Theatre, although a small theatre with some 400 seats, is nationally renowned for its performances. 

Secondly, Dance East not only puts on some fantastic shows but there are also daily lessons and clubs for all abilities. 

Thirdly, The Ipswich regent has hosted live bands and comedians for many years. Even the beetles visited on a couple of occasions. One of the local’s favourites is the red rose chain which re-enacts Shakespeare through open-air concerts in the forest at Jimmie’s farm.

Contact our local property professional for more information on the housing market in Ipswich. 

Meet our estate agent for Ipswich

Our estate agents are on hand to help with your property search in Ipswich and Suffolk.

Whether you need property information or help finding a new home, our estate agents have unrivalled local knowledge of the East Anglian region. for selling and buying property and are more than happy to guide you through the process.

We have many properties listed for sale across the county, from country houses and cottages to apartments in town and village locations.

Whether you are looking to buy or rent a property, our team of experts can offer advice and guidance on the local area and housing.

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Property for sale in Ipswich

Below is a selection of properties for sale in the Ipswich, Suffolk region.

If you are interested in any of the listed properties, contact one of our estate agents specialising in the Ipswich and Suffolk region or check out our page with houses for sale in Ipswich.

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