About Suffolk



Suffolk is increasingly attracting talented people choosing a county that can offer lively and thriving urban and market towns and coastal villages with a large economy. Suffolk is a great place to live, it has low-cost housing across the county, good schools, plenty of opportunities for cultural and outdoor activities and strong, safe communities.


Suffolk has beautiful villages, a stunning coastline, charming country houses and remarkable landscapes. Read on to find out more about this picturesque county…

  • Lowestoft is the first place in the country to greet the sun, being the most easterly point in the UK.
  • A strong food, drink, agriculture, tourism and cultural sectors
  • Suffolk boasts 12 National Trust sites, 8 English Heritage sites and over 60 nature reserves (including RSPB Minsmere) for you to explore and enjoy.
  • We have a strong connection to the rest of the country through the UK’s premier trade route, the A14.
  • Suffolk is one of the UK’s greenest and safest counties. We boast competitively priced housing, quality local produce, food and drink festivals, plus many fine restaurants and historic country parks.
  • We regularly host some of the best music in the UK. The yearly Latitude festival showcases the biggest names and is attended from far and wide.
  • Suffolk is the home of British telecommunications & BT’s headquarters – the birthplace of fibre, a global technology research park and an international telecommunications centre.
  • Felixstowe, the UK’s gateway to the rest of the world, is boosting its existing potential as the UK’s largest container port as part of Freeport East.
  • We have over 400 educational facilities in Suffolk – over half are currently rated as either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.
  • We have an estimated number of 137,053 living in Ipswich and 752,691 overall in Suffolk.
  • Suffolk has a 50-mile stretch of heritage coastline and many Outstanding National Beauty areas (AONB).
  • As well as the cost, there is an untouched rural landscape across the county, excellent for walkers and cyclists. Did you know? Suffolk’s landscapes were the focus for many of artist John Constable’s most famous works