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Hingham – A Perfect Place to Live

Tony Abel 1 sm

Tucked away in the Norfolk countryside, the market town of Hingham is the perfect place to buy a new home for many people. Hingham’s main appeal is its historic charm and it has all the ingredients of a picture book, Norfolk market town. The main square is the centre of the town and is surrounded by Georgian houses, quaint shops, cafés and the White Hart Hotel.

Hingham is certainly not a sleepy town. The active local community stages many popular events throughout the year including a scarecrow festival, a medieval fair, ‘open’ gardens in the summer and a Christmas market.

Due to its appeal, facilities and location the town attracts many different residents including the retired, families, young couples and working people.  There are many amenities in the town including a doctor’s surgery (currently ranked 8th in the country), a library, a primary school, sports hall, three churches and a post office. The new homes being built at The Hops in Hingham enjoy excellent broadband speeds with fibre direct to the premises.

Hingham is a very accessible location for people to live and work. It’s central to four large towns, all within a short drive, including Wymondham, Dereham, Attleborough and Watton, which boast large supermarkets, shops, high schools and leisure centres. The city of Norwich is only 16 miles down the road, ideal for homeowners who want to enjoy the benefits of living in a small market town plus easy access to a thriving city.


For families with older children, Hingham is close to several good high schools including Wymondham College, Wymondham High Academy and Attleborough High School. For a list of all schools available in Norfolk, visit here.

If you are considering moving to the area then new build prices start from £160,000 for a 1 bedroom apartment with garage, £290,000 for a 3-bed detached house and £425,000 for a detached 4- bed home. New chalet style bungalows start from £330,000. Hingham is a highly desirable place to live for many different types of people who want to enjoy the charm of a small rural Norfolk town and to be able to easily explore the beautiful county of Norfolk.