?I Wonder If Such A Place Exists?

We published this guest post by a regular commenter a year ago today. This was a specially positive piece for the Christmas season, so if there any comments , please let them be positive also … but let’s also strive to make sure this is still accurate for all the Decembers to come…

Sometimes, in those quiet moments, we all wonder what it would be like if we moved away to somewhere new. For those among us that like to make lists then a set of requirements is a must. So, what would I like in my new town?

First and foremost a town that is safe for my family and friends, somewhere that is reasonably affluent populated by enterprising, hard working people. A place that has some history, maybe an old market town that has managed to retain that feel. A weekly market would be great, perhaps some places to meet for a coffee afterwards.A vibrant high street, not a run down place full of For Sale boards, a good selection of places to eat and drink.

Who knows, maybe a place that has a beautiful church in the High Street, a windmill, a tree lined high street with flower beds and hanging baskets in the summer, that’s a tall order !

Now, Location, Location, Location, not too far from London, say, 1hr max but also far enough away so that I can explore the local countryside, how about marshes and salt flats that stretch for miles? Maybe even near to a seaside resort for some fun in the summer.

Must have thriving library, an Arts Centre and maybe a town museum…not to mention sufficient car parking when I visit.

Well, that’s quite a list of requirements, I wonder if such a place exists ?