About our town
The town is the oldest permanently inhabited town in the country, with evidence of a settlement as far back as 625AD. Ipswich is located on the estuary of the River Orwell and has undergone an extensive rebuilding programme in recent years, principally around the waterfront.
Key things to know about living in Ipswich
- The redevelopment of the Historic Water Front has brought a lively cosmopolitan feel to the area, with many apartments overlooking the Marina.
- Ipswich boasts many interesting Cafes, Shops and Hotels.
- Ipswich is home to many artists and has a number of galleries.
- The New Wolsey Theatre is a 400-seat theatre situated on Civic Drive.
- There are several medieval Ipswich churches, the grandest is St Mary le Tower,rebuilt by the Victorians.
- The world's oldest circle of church bells is housed in St Lawrence Church.
- Ipswich is home to the prestigious University Campus Suffolk.
- Varied and affordable housing makes for a cosmopolitan feel to the town.
- Ipswich is well served by public transport with good transport links to London.