England Fast Facts

England

Population: 63,395,574

Capital City: London

Climate: Temperate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current. More than one-half of the days are overcast.

Time Zone: UTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

Language: English (Official)

England: Cutting-Edge Cities and Postcard-Perfect Villages

Lush rolling hills, postcard-perfect villages, rainbow-painted seaside towns and cutting-edge cities.

Merry old England is a place where antiquity and modernity coexist peacefully. A journey through England is a journey through history.

Although lots of regions throughout England demand a visit, the number-one destination is London. Here, many of the world’s most famous playwrights and artists blossomed; history’s most bloody and fascinating tales unfolded; and the outcome of World War II was sealed.

Outside the capital there is plenty to explore. Take Suffolk—an east-coast county within commuting distance of London. Part of the ancient kingdom of East Anglia, its 45 miles of shingly shores are washed by the North Sea. Inland is a treasure trove of squat-towered churches and high-hedged lanes trilling with birdsong…thatched-roof cottages painted in summertime colors of rosy-pink and buttercup yellow…medieval towns of crooked streets and half-timbered Tudor houses.

In England’s ‘West Country’, Devon is worth a visit. Devon is a county of thatched cottages, cream teas, and winding lanes hidden behind thick hedgerows. Fringed by splendid seascapes, it has miles of countryside walks for ramblers. In some parts of the county, sea, moor, farmland and town can be seen from the same spot. The historic seaport city of Plymouth is Devon’s main center of population, but the county offers an array of attractive villages and market towns.

 

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How Far Will Your Real Estate Budget Go in this Cathedral City?

How Far Will Your Real Estate Budget Go in this Cathedral City?

Real Estate
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August 13, 2021

I wrote last week about the wonders of Chichester. On paper, this little cathedral city seems almost too good to be true…with history and culture, outdoor activities, shopping and conveniences…all wrapped up in a picturesque historic core. Indeed, there is one big flaw in Chichester’s near-perfection: its property prices. Development is constrained by the South Read more...: How Far Will Your Real Estate Budget Go in this Cathedral City?

Safety in Costa Rica

Safety in Costa Rica

Countries
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September 6, 2022

One of the most important things to research when choosing to vacation or live overseas is safety. Costa Rica is ranked 38th in the 2022 Global Peace Index, out of 163 countries, and takes the top stop in Latin America. Although Costa Rica is considered a very peaceful place, there are still some things you should be aware of.

Safety in Costa Rica

Safety in Costa Rica

Countries
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September 6, 2022

One of the most important things to research when choosing to vacation or live overseas is safety. Costa Rica is ranked 38th in the 2022 Global Peace Index, out of 163 countries, and takes the top stop in Latin America. Although Costa Rica is considered a very peaceful place, there are still some things you should be aware of.