The Pier at Cromer NorfolkCromer Pier and Crab Boat

Research by Rightmove has revealed that with searchers on its property website, Cromer in North Norfolk is second in popularity only to St Ives.

A Rightmove property expert Miles Shipside said: “The lure of a sea view and the proximity to the vibrancy of open water is a massive draw for many home movers.

“This research not only reaffirms that but reveals buyers’ favourites, too. There is a strong southern bias as sea is perhaps, in some people’s minds, enjoyed more with better weather.”

The publicity that Cromer received last Christmas through the BBC’s use of a festively decorated Cromer Pier as an introduction to its programmes, plus the visit of the Antiques Roadshow, certainly helped to raise public awareness of the North Norfolk area.

Property prices in Cromer have increased by 26% over the past five years.

Source: The Telegraph

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