How to decide where to Live?

Whatley Lane staff all live and work in their locality and have intimate knowledge of the people, places and property.

The process of moving home can often be a daunting prospect, especially when the move is for a new job or involves a significant move away from your established roots. The upheaval of moving away from friends and/or family, often ranking highly on the trauma list, but it is also the fact that you have to find new schools, restaurants, gyms, even walks and groceries, as well as ensuring that your actual hobbies and pass times are catered for.

At Whatley Lane we provide some useful area information for all our properties and this allows you to ascertain the distances to the most essential services – food, health and schooling, powered by yelp, this information, we hope, will allow you to build a better picture of a location and as such answer some of the questions on how to decide where to live.

each property features local area information to help you decide

We go to great lengths to match people with the right properties and always take the time to get to know our properties – whether they be properties for sale or for rent – we know the areas around Suffolk and Cambridgeshire and the villages and locations that offer those special and unique features that can be so hard to find and ultimately, become the deciding factor on your choice of where to buy your new home and location to live.

Whatley Lane are a full-service boutique estate agency with offices in both Bury St. Edmunds and Newmarket.

Both Whatley Lane offices are situated in thriving towns, the restaurant and leisure scenes are particularly active, providing café culture and acclaimed restaurants, whilst they are both built on a heritage with much to lay claim to fame, they have evolved as contenders for modern-day amenities and centres of excellence, remained busy,  innovative and bustling centres of activity with much culture and creativity, as well as business and tech, this further enhanced by  Cambridge with world-renowned academia and architecture – a city centre offering exceptional culture, retail and opportunity.

Deciding on an actual location in which to live and settle can be a tricky and time-consuming process and we have put together some guides to help give you a feel of the towns in which we live and work, we will also be adding to these – to provide a series that are focussed on providing a narrower focus for those of you with particular interests in outdoor pursuits, culture, equestrian and the best places to eat and dine – so whether you are an athlete in training or recent retiree – committed to your hobbies and pastimes – we will aim to provide a glimpse into the best places to live – and of course, if you are looking for a very specific property we can offer an off-market property acquisition service.

In the meantime – please take a look at our Guide to Bury and our Guide to Newmarket – the links at the bottom of this page.

We also hope you might find our guide to selling useful – we talk you through the sales process, specifically, what it is like to sell your property when you have instructed Whatley Lane and included useful Moving Checklists – providing you with that all important pre-move list for changing address and enjoying a hassle-free move.

For help in getting your property ready for sale, or to enquire about our managed property options, please contact our experienced sales teams in Newmarket on 01638 561187 or Bury St Edmunds on 01284 765256.