Surrounded by countryside, within easy reach of the coast and yet offering everything you would expect from a thriving, vibrant, historic city, Norwich is a truly unique place to live.

Anyone considering moving here will find an array of rental homes, from stylish studios and city centre apartments to period properties and modern homes.

Within the city itself, there is purpose-built student accommodation, as well as former offices, made into chic apartments for professionals, and historic buildings converted into homes.

Slightly further out, the Golden and Silver Triangle areas provide a taste of the city’s Victorian history, with their rows of period terraces, including two-up-two-down cottages and larger villas.

And moving into the suburbs, those looking to rent will also find a broad choice of largely modern homes, including detached, single-storey properties and houses on new developments.

Many areas of Norwich have a leafy feel, with proximity to parks, while others are more dense, offering a true city centre lifestyle.

There is a broad choice of schools, both state and independent, and shopping areas, ranging from local amenities and the city market to centres and streets of high street stores and charming lanes of colourful outlets.

Geographically, Norwich enjoys a sense of being well away from the hustle and bustle of London and South East England, yet is only two and a half hours by road from the capital.

Popular with those moving out from London, it has a mainline rail link to Stratford International and London Liverpool Street, with some journeys taking just 90 minutes.

There is also a central bus station and the city even has an international airport, with daily flights to Schiphol, where passengers can transfer on to flights across the world.

Norwich has a long history, dating back to before the Romans invaded in AD 43, when was the land of the Iceni, led by Boudicca.

Today it is still famed for its heritage buildings, including its Norman cathedral and castle.

It is also a place of culture, with a wealth of art galleries, cinemas, theatres and music venues, and enjoys access to beauty spots including the Broads and the coast, both about 30 minutes’ drive to their nearest points.