Thinking of moving to Plymouth? Whether you’re starting a family, planning an investment or beginning higher education, here is what Plymouth has to offer.
House Prices 🏠
- Most expensive property: 6 bedroom house needing modernisation £525,000-£535,000
- Average house price in Plymouth: £184,254
- Cheapest property: 1 bedroom flat £63,000 (auction price).
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- Prices in the South West are forecast to rise by 19.9% in the period 2016-2020 (which is 0.03% higher than London house price forecasts)
- During the last year, sold prices in Plymouth were similar to the previous year and 9% up on 2007
- Commercial premises are on average 35% cheaper than in other areas of the South East, making it attractive for businesses.
- There is heavy investment in the area, including a £20m project to build a Marine Industries Production Campus, £9m of investment in science parks, £40m towards the Drake Circus Leisure Centre and a £25m transformation of Plymouth History Centre
- The latest figures available reveal that during 2012 and 2013 the city's GVA increased by 3.1% and 4.2% respectively – outperforming the rest of the UK whose GVA grew by 2.4% and 3.3%
- Plymouth's economy remains strongly influenced by shipbuilding and seafaring including ferry links to Spain and France but has tended toward a service-based economy since the 1990s.
Location and Transport 🚌
- There is easy road access, with the M5 motorway about 40 miles (65 km) away near Exeter. The A38 dual-carriageway runs from east to west across the north of the city
- A regular international ferry service provided by Brittany Ferries operates from Millbay taking cars and foot passengers directly to France and Spain
- FlyPlymouth plans to reopen the city airport by 2018, which will provide daily services to various destinations including London.
- Plymouth has 71 state primary phase schools, 13 state secondary schools, eight special schools and three selective state grammar schools. There is also an independent school Plymouth College
- The University of St Mark & St John specialises in teacher training across the country and abroad
- The University of Plymouth enrolled a total of 25,895 students as of 2014.
- Plymouth is a vibrant waterfront city with well-known landmarks, historical sites and natural assets to explore
- Amble along the Barbican’s quaint cobbled quayside following in the Pilgrim Father’s footsteps or visit the National Marine Aquarium with its deep water fish tanks
- Indulge in watersports or treat yourself to a meal from one of the city’s celebrity chefs.
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