Thinking of moving to Exeter? Whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here is what Exeter has to offer.
House Prices 🏠
- Most expensive property £2,750,000
- Average house price in city: £247,285
- Cheapest property: £105,000
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- Exeter is the capital of the County of Devon and, together with Plymouth, one of two of the County’s major urban areas
- The city itself has a population of 120,000, but a further 35,000 people commute there to work each day
- The principal educational institution is the world renowned University of Exeter, which has an enrolment of more than 20,000 students.
- Market analysts, Dun and Bradstreet have rated Exeter among the top ten most profitable locations for business
- The Met Office is the largest single employer in the city, where other major employers include the University of Exeter, Devon County Council and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
- As the gateway to the southwest of England, Exeter has a burgeoning tourist trade but is not dominated by it, employing just 7% of the workforce (compared to 14% in Devon as a whole).
Location and Transport 🚌
- Exeter International Airport serves domestic, Channel Island and European routes and is situated four miles east of the city centre, with good road access to the rest of the country by the A30 and M5 motorway
- Exeter Central railway station is near the city centre but smaller than Exeter St David’s, which provides the fast train service to London, Paddington, via Great Western Railway
- From the hub at Exeter bus station, Stagecoach and JourneyDevon operate bus services throughout the County.
- Apart from the University, Exeter is also the home of Exeter College (a technical college established in 1970) and South Devon University Technical College
- There are more than 40 non-selective secondary schools within the city and one grammar school.
- Exeter boasts the oldest public gardens – Northernhay Gardens – in England and there are many other smaller gardens tucked away in various parts of the city
- The University of Exeter campus itself afford an open, green space of considerable botanical interest
- As the gateway to the whole of southwest England, Exeter offers access to some of the most picturesque and sought-after environments in the country.
Finally, did you know that ….
- According to some statistics, Exeter’s roads are 50% safer than anywhere else in the country
- Exeter’s first inhabitants took up residence in about 250 BC
- The city’s Royal Clarence Hotel is said to be the oldest hotel in Britain – built in 1769, some parts of it are estimated to date back to the 16th century.