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    Moving to Ipswich. All I've heard from others is that it's a sh** hole.
    Is it really that bad? When I visited, the town centre had nice retailers, it's surrounded by countryside and it's well connected. There's a friggin little Waitrose there. How bad can it be?!
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    Having moved from Guildford, Surrey to Ipswich to study for my degree I found there was a little bit of negative stigma from a few locals. However after studying for 3 years in Ipswich and choosing to live here after finishing my degree, I feel the town has a lot going for itself with new redevelopments and a vast amount of shops, bars etc - I refuse to believe what others say!

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    (Original post by dj1406)
    Moving to Ipswich. All I've heard from others is that it's a sh** hole.
    Is it really that bad? When I visited, the town centre had nice retailers, it's surrounded by countryside and it's well connected. There's a friggin little Waitrose there. How bad can it be?!
    It's about managing expectation. If you go expecting it to be like Shoreditch or Leeds or Bristol then you're going to be disappointed. It's a county town, and Suffolk is a very rural county. That said, Ipswich isn't a dump - and it's got plenty of 'stuff' going on to keep most people occupied. London really isn't that far away from Ipswich either, if it all gets a bit too much.

    So it's probably fair to say Ipswich isn't the most exciting place in the country to be. But it's far from the worst, either.
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    (Original post by Star001987)
    It has a lot of crime I live here and I hate it
    No more crime than any other large town.
    Having been brought up in Ipswich I have no bad word about the place
 
 
 
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