Originally Posted by Plaid Leopard
Could you tell me a bit about Newmarket? Is it a good family town? What is there to do there? Any areas that should be avoided?
Also, do you know anything about Littleport?
I love Newmarket. There are a ton of horses walking around, but my little ones loves watching as they cross the street. It's not ever really impacted our daily lives at all though. There's an average high street, and market days on Tues and Sat. A bunch of Americans out here, I don't know if Ely might have more though. There's a nice playground which they just redid this past spring. It's an easy, pretty drive to Cambridge. At night High St is popular. There's a lot of bars and clubs and it gets pretty rowdy.
Ely seems a bit more calm, but then again, I've never been there at night. Honestly, if Ely wasn't so out of the way for us I might want to live there instead.
Soham looks like a nice town too. Littleport might be a bit far for you though, what looks close by on a map actually takes forever. Especially if you'll have a left side car and can't see around the giant tractor going 25 MPH.
Have you thought about any of the bazillion little villages in the area? There certainly are a lot, and they seem so nice and quiet.