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Woodbridge is one of Best Places to Live in the UK 2019

News ArticleWoodbridge is one of Best Places to Live in the UK 2019

Choose Woodbridge members are celebrating after the town was named among the Best Places to Live in the UK 2019 by The Sunday Times.

Woodbridge was one of 10 East of England locations to feature in the list which is compiled based on a range of factors including jobs, exams, culture, community spirit and education.

The judges said: “Woodbridge should be a Farrow & Ball paint chart. The houses here come in every colour and turn a different hue under the endless Suffolk skies and misty sunrises over the River Deben.

“Denizens of this market town could be forgiven for thinking they’re in a living, breathing Instagram account (#nofilter).

“While coastal spots such as Southwold, Orford and Aldeburgh get all the attention – and the second-homers – Woodbridge is a proper 365-day-a-year place, with a lively social scene that caters for all ages.”

The judges added that the town has something for everyone from the Tide Mill and Saxon burial ground at Sutton Hoo, rally karts, crazy golf, an extensive culinary scene and a thriving range of independent shops.

The town was also commended for its educational success with six of its primary schools deemed good by Ofsted, while Bealings Primary School and Farlingaye High School are both outstanding.

Another string to the town’s bow is that Woodbridge is dementia-friendly, and 30 firms have signed up to the Woodbridge Dementia project.

Summing up why they love Woodbridge, the judges said: “There’s a warm heart beneath the model looks.”