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If you are looking to escape the rat race, Somerset is an attractive place to live and the county town of Taunton is a gem. If you are thinking about moving there, investing in property or even starting higher education, here are some of the reasons why the town might be right for you.

House Prices 🏠

Property Investment 🏠 🏠 

  • The property market in Taunton is characterised by an especially wide range of prices – from substantial homes costing more than £1 million to those that are altogether more modest
  • In fact, the majority of homes sold in Taunton during 2016 were terraced properties, with an average price of £174,935
  • Its current population of 110,600 is expected to grow to 119,000 by 2021, maintaining a higher than average proportion of those aged between 29 and 34. 

Economy ££ 

  • Traditionally known for its cider-making, today’s major investors and employers include head offices for Debenhams, CANDAC, Viridor and health insurers Western Provident Association
  • Taunton is a major beneficiary of some £65 million government investment in Somerset and Devon.

Location and Transport 🚌

  • Junction 25 of the M5 gives direct access to the country’s motorway network
  • Train services connect the town with Exeter and Reading and onward services to Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Penzance and Plymouth
  • The road journey between Taunton and London takes an average of just under 3 hours, via the M5 and M4 motorways 

Education 🎓 

  • Further education is provided by a number of academies and colleges of art and technology, with the Somerset College of Arts and Technology having partnered as a college of Plymouth University
  • There is a range of acclaimed secondary schools in the town
  • Three independent schools are each co-educational. 

Environment 🌷

Trivia 🎬

Finally, did you know …

  • In 1881, Taunton became the first town in the UK to be permanently lit by electric light
  • Other places may lay rival claims to the name, but the “Angel of the South” was originally the “Willow Man” – a willow sculpture, braced by a steel frame, overlooking the Somerset levels
  • Somerset is sparsely populated – although the 7th largest county in area it is only the 22nd biggest in terms of population.