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Ipswich is a town of many parts, it’s the largest town in Suffolk and it’s the county town. The Central Quarter is the historic heart of the town, where the main shopping areas are, and the Waterfront is the reinvented harbour, where bars, cafés, and restaurants have taken over from the commercial buildings of the original port. It’s got a close working relationship with the hard-working container port at Felixstowe at the mouth of the River Orwell, and so it’s got an industrial landscape on the one hand, and on the other, it’s got the totally tranquil landscape of the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A new home here has the best of both these worlds.

On the road

Ipswich is on a key commercial and commuting route between Greater London, Chelmsford and Colchester and Felixstowe, via the A12 and the A14. Colchester is 18 miles away and Chelmsford is 40 miles away. The A14 bypasses the town to the south before reaching Felixstowe, 14 miles to the southeast. The A12 continues north, before joining the east coast at Lowestoft. Greater Anglia Trains operate services from Ipswich to London, Cambridge, Norwich, and Peterborough. The average journey time to London by train is an hour and a quarter. It’s just one hour from Stansted Airport, and Stena Line ferries from Harwich link with Holland.

On the go

Good town facilities are key to today’s busy lives. Ipswich has got several shopping centres and retail parks to make life easy. The old town’s High Street is a great mix of independent shops, boutiques, and high street names, for when you’ve got time to browse. The town’s supermarkets are in easy to reach locations for when you need to get the weekly shop done in one place, including two superstores, Asda, and Tesco, on the outskirts.

On the weekend

Contemporary Ipswich has its focus at the Waterside. There’s a real buzz and it’s a great place for an evening out, for a stroll and a drink, or a meal in one of the many restaurants. Cineworld Ipswich and Empire Cinemas bring you all the blockbusters, Alexandra Park, Holywells Park and Christchurch Park bring you green space to stretch your legs – there are many more, and if you want to take a day out in the Suffolk Heath & Coasts Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, start at the gorgeous market town of Woodbridge on the River Deben and set off for the countryside and the coast.

Finishing Touches

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Supporting your communities

Our Community Champions programme was established in 2015 and has already donated more than £3 million to over 3,500 good causes across Great Britain. Every month whilst the programme is running, our 32 regional businesses together give away 64 donations of up to £1,000 each. It's easy to apply for your local good cause.

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Persimmon Homes is delighted to be joining forces with Team GB: the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team run by the British Olympic Association, to give away an amazing £1 million to support children across England, Wales and Scotland.

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Our hugely successful Community Champions programme has already donated more than £1 million to good causes in England, Wales and Scotland. Every month we give away 60 donations of up to £1,000 each to local groups and charities.

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