Steeped in the history of brewing, malting and agriculture, Halesworth in modern times is a picturesque market town with a wonderful mix of buildings old and new. The town is primarily centred on a pedestrianised, shopping street known as the Thoroughfare which provides an attractive town centre environment and social and shopping experience with a good range of shops, many independently owned, and eateries.
It boasts a number of strategic transport links being situated less than 5 miles from the main A12 Lowestoft to London corridor as well as being served by the East Suffolk railway line providing links to Ipswich (onto London) and Lowestoft (onto Norwich).
The town has a number of industrial and employment areas including Norwich Road and Blyth Road industrial estates. These comprise mainly bespoke small to medium sized units with a variety of occupiers.
Future key developments in the town are concentrated at the site of the former middle school site to create sporting and community facilities, the creation of a new health facility plus allocations for employment, investment and housing around the town.