Are you looking to move to Ipswich or the surrounding Suffolk countryside? If you’re looking for a reliable removals firm with industry accreditation, its own extensive fleet of vehicles and friendly and knowledgeable staff to get you there, then you need look no further than GoodMove.
Managing and packing up your home takes coordination, management and careful planning. With over 35 years’ experience in the removals industry, GoodMove has all the industriousness of a major operator combined with the local knowledge of a family firm that knows the area inside out. We’re also affiliate members of the Bar Association of Removers, the voice of the removals industry.
GoodMove Removals & Storage serves cities and towns either side of the Essex/Suffolk border, including Bury St Edmunds, Colchester, Clacton-on-Sea, Chelmsford, Frinton-on-Sea, Harwich, Ipswich, Lavenham, Maldon, Sudbury, Stanway, Tiptree and West Mersea. We also operate from our site in Colchester to destinations across the UK and internationally.
Moving with GoodMove couldn’t be simpler. Our experienced and friendly team will be on hand to guide you throughout the process and will tailor your move to your time and budget.
We pack your belongings using a bespoke range of packing materials and deliver them right to your new home using our extensive fleet of vehicles. We can supply the following materials so all your items can be packed properly and avoid any damage in transit:
Once we ascertain the volume of effects being moved we will send you a free no obligation written quotation. If satisfied we will then provide you with a full schedule detailing every aspect of your move, ensuring everything runs smoothly on the day.
We also offer a range of flexible storage solutions should you wish to take advantage of them.
Once regarded as just another grey provincial UK town, Ipswich has reinvented itself as a stylish and affordable commuter town, favoured among both first-time buyers and downsizers alike.
Ipswich is the fastest growing urban centre in the East of England and ranks highly both in terms of standard of living and employment prospects. The town’s waterside regeneration has seen a much-needed injection of new life into the town centre, with several trendy quayside bistros giving the town a more cosmopolitan feel. England’s newest university, the University of Suffolk, also has its main campus on the Waterfront.
Planned improvements to the Great Eastern Mainline will see journey times to London Liverpool Street and Norwich cut down to just under and hour and 30 minutes respectively. With improved transport links, comparatively low property prices and an increasingly skilled and adaptable workforce, Ipswich’s increasingly diverse business community is well placed for the future.
With no shortage of affordable properties on the market and lots of good local schools close by, Ipswich is seen as a desirable relocation destination. Far enough from the major metropolises to have its own distinct character and feel but close enough to city life to not feel secluded and detached, Ipswich ticks just about every box in the modern assessment of living.
The average price for property in Ipswich stood at £270,726 in August 2018, according to property market speciates, Zoopla.
Ipswich is home to a vast array of different property styles to match just about every preference and budget, from 16th century terraces to plush new quayside apartments around the Waterside redevelopment. In terms of property types, flats in Ipswich sell for an average of £157,147 and terraced houses for £197,871.
The higher priced properties tend to be located to the north side of the town centre, the new developments near the railway station and the outer suburbs, east and west. The higher value areas include Sproughton, Castle Hill, Rushmere, Birkfield, Belstead, Foxhall and Nacton Heath with more competitively priced properties found in Whitton, Whitehouse and Chantry.
The area around Christchurch park has a ‘mini-Hampstead Heath’ feel about it and properties here fetch a premium. It is a great area for families with easy access to the park and all its facilities, including tennis courts and the nearby Ipswich School.
There is a soaring demand for school places in Ipswich where demand often outstrips supply.
Ipswich School is noted as one of the top ten independent schools in the Suffolk region and in the top 200 schools nationally. Northgate High Schools is a high performing mixed community school with excellent GCSE results, well above the national average.
An Ofsted ranked ‘Outstanding’ Sixth Form College named ‘One’ is located on the edge of Ipswich and offers an extensive range of Post-16 courses and technical qualifications including A Levels, BTEC Diplomas, Foundation Learning courses.
For more information on researching and finding local schools In Ipswich consult the good Schools Guide.
Ipswich’s startling new waterside is a must-see attraction and great hangout spot for locals. A gentle cruise along the scenic River Orwell is a popular pastime with several options starting at the marina, from intimate candlelit dining to birdwatching expeditions.
In recent years, Ipswich has also earned a name for itself as a real ‘foodies haven’. From modern dining at Aurora on the waterfront, to the finest Asian cuisines at Aqua Eight, there is something to match every palate. The Thomas Wolsey Pub is also a popular local watering hole, named after one of Ipswich’s most famous inhabitants.
Holywells park is a 67-acre conservation area and boasts a state of the art children’s play area designed around a galleon theme and named ‘The Discovery’ after the ship which sailed to North America to found Jamestown in 1607. It’s a great day out for all the family with regular events organised here, as well as various nature trails to explore on foot.
Our experienced team of removals specialists have been relocating customers all over the world since 1984.
With a reputation for outstanding customer service, there's no better choice of removals firm for your next move.
Our friendly support team are always on hand to offer help and guidance, whenever when you need it.