Country Life: 4 Reasons to Move to East England

Full of rivers, royal estates and Roman remains, the countryside in East England has certainly proven popular with buyers in recent years. From young families to those looking to retire to a more relaxed setting, country life is clearly appealing to many people.

So, what exactly is enticing people to leave the hustle and bustle of city life behind?


  • No noisy neighbours


Is there anything worse than noisy or nosey neighbours? Not much. However, the reality of city life (even if you live in the suburbs) is that every area is so densely populated that you’re not likely to find much peace and quiet. In fact, it’s unlikely that you can go fo long without spotting other people once you step outside your front door. With so many people living in such a small area, it’s no wonder then that so many people encounter noisy neighbours, after all, the city never sleeps!

If that all sounds all too familiar and you’re in need of some peace and quite, then it’s time to start thinking about moving to the country. Ask anyone and they will tell you about the peace and tranquillity that comes with living in the countryside, and you can’t get much more idyllic than country life in East England. Most properties are detached, meaning no noisy neighbours to deal with and no cars to keep you up at night, just peace and quiet. 


  • You can get closer to nature


While East England countryside gems like Cambridge and Bedford are a hit with tourists for their history, moving to the country will also bring you closer to nature. If you decide to move to the countryside good and proper, your home will be surrounded by nature on all sides, a sight that will no doubt soothe all your senses. And if that wasn’t enough, country life also allows you to get closer to nature by growing your own produce, should you choose, as many properties come with enough land to allow for this. 

You are also far more likely to spot the local wildlife while living in the country, bringing you closer to every aspect of nature, in a way that you would not be able to do so living in an urban area.


  • There’s plenty of space


Anyone who has rented property in a city centre or an up-and-coming neighbourhood will know all too well the cost of space. And a distinct lack thereof both in properties and in the area in general. This lack of space is one of the biggest reasons why so many people decide to make the move to a stunning countryside location like Oxford.

Offering plenty of spacious properties, moving to East England countryside also comes with the benefit of plenty of outdoor space, and open-air areas to enjoy. Whereas in the city you would normally have to settle for designated areas, such as a park, in the country, there are outdoor spaces and fields wherever you look. 


  • Take life at a slower pace


Quitting the proverbial rat race is something many of us dream of, and it is easy to see why when you look at its gruelling pace. The much more relaxed pace of country living is so well-known that you will have no doubt considered moving for this exact reason. Whether it’s the fresh air, or the additional space everyone has, there’s something about living in the country that allows everyone to go about their business in a much more relaxed manner. 


East England Properties

Here are Blackmore Homes, we have numerous properties on sale in the beautiful countryside in the east of England. From Cambridge to Bedford and Essex, the homes we have on sale allow you to get the best of country living, while still being in close proximity to all the essential shopping and leisure locations.

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