Residents say their Bury St Edmunds street’s tight knit community spirit, town centre tranquility and floral focus are just some of the reasons it has been named one of the ‘most sought-after addresses’ in the country.
Well Street made it into the top 10 of ‘outstanding streets’ in The Times newspaper’s Bricks & Mortar section, which highlighted its attractive houses – many of which have front gardens – and its close proximity to the town centre. It was suggested by Guy Hoffman, property marketing consultant at Fine & Country, who says it is his ‘most requested street’.
On Well Street’s new found fame, resident Annie Page, who is secretary of the street’s gardening group Growing Well, said: “It’s a nice surprise and it’s quite a unique street.”
Lynda Seldis, who has lived there 10 years, said: “It’s the community that make the street.”
Neighbour Irene Webber said: “It’s quiet although it’s in the middle of town. We’ve got all the amentities on the doorstep. The people are so friendly.”
Michelle Parry, who moved to Well Street with her family more than a year ago, said as a child she always wanted to live in Well Street. She added: “There’s a lovely atmosphere and there are people who really get things going.”
Others on the list included The Circus, in Bath, and Gold Hill, in Shaftesbury.