If you're not living in Ipswich and Norwich is too far then maybe live in a village. All the small towns are too small / far away. Suffolk villages get more expensive based on prettiness and closeness to things such as the sea/railways/towns with Lavenham or Aldeburgh being the nicest from memory. Lavenham is chocolate-box-lovely, and took a starring role in the Vincent Price & Ian Ogilvy classic, 'Witchfinder General'. However Aldeburgh and all along that coast are a)falling into the sea, and b) the first to go when Sizewell melts down.
I lived for a year or two in a tiny hamlet with nothing in it, near Diss. Diss was rubbish but it had some employment and shops (if you've ever bought a mid 90's car I may well have made the airbag/pretensioner sensors one summer) and the Norwich trains always stop there.
Before that I lived in a village a few miles from Stowmarket. I really don't remember ever going there because it was shite, and we only had one bus a week.
I went to 6th form in Framlingham. It has a town centre and a castle but I hated it with a seething passion. God knows why Ed Sheeran stayed there once he got a bit of cash.
I always liked Bury St Edmunds because it had a brewery and a Jaguar dealer.
People talk funny in rural Suffolk. You hear phrases like "clow it up and hoof it abroad" (pick it up and throw it away) or "he'm hurnin' well manky" (He is driving very fast). We had a paperboy who was in his 80s and we could never understand a word he said. We called him "Hoot-na-wirble-weeb-weeb".