Lowestoft is an English North Sea coastal town and civil parish in the county of Suffolk. The traditional seaside town is situated on the edge of the broads and is the most easterly UK settlement. It is home to Blue Flag award winning sandy beaches, Victorian seafront gardens, the Royal Plain Fountains as well as two piers. Lowestoft is the main town in the district of East Suffolk and is developing as a regional centre of the renewable energy industry. In the Middle Ages, Lowestoft became an increasingly important fishing town that grew to test its neighbouring town , Great Yarmouth. The trade continued as the town's main identity, particularly for herring, into the 20th century.
Property Types & housing market
Property prices within Lowestoft are typically less than many properties in the surrounding areas. Central Lowestoft is typically cheaper than the outskirts, the properties around Nomanston, Carlton Colville and Camps Heath all tend to obtain premium prices. Properties further north are usually more expensive until you reach the town of Great Yarmouth. The housing market in Lowestoft is made up of a range of property types including town and terraced houses, bungalows, semi-detached homes, detached homes and flats. As any location, pricing all depends on the area however, you can expect to purchase a Terraced property for an average price of £144,441and a semi-detached property for £194,400. Investors are keen on properties in Lowestoft due to the fact that cheap properties can be purchased and generate a good return on rental price.
What to do in Lowestoft
The town of Lowestoft sits on the Suffolk-Norfolk boarder and is a seaside resort and port town providing plenty of things to do. Oulton Broad is home to the southern end of the Broad and homes protected National Parks and Wetlands. The sandy beaches area moments away from any property you purchase in the town and will not disappoint. Lowestoft beach is traced by a promenade, gardens, the pier, bowling greens and eye-catching Victorian houses. Kessingland is home to the highly rated wildlife park Africa Alive which is dedicated to animals from the African continent. Pleasurewood Hills is a popular attraction in Lowestoft offering more than 35 rides, shows and attractions providing fun for all ages. There is a range of museums around the town and surrounding areas offering interesting information about the history of the town. The town homes stunning walks ranging from woodland, costal and countryside settings.
There are a wide selection of high street stores and supermarkets in and around Lowestoft as well as highly rated pubs, restaurants, takeaway services, a Post Office, Bus Station and Train Station, both of which run regular services to Norwich. The area offers a number of schools in the area to suit all ages, things to do and days out plus a range of leisure centres and gyms.