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Local Area Guide from Your Move Exeter, DevonLocal Area Guide from Your Move Exeter, Devon

Exeter, the regions capital, boasts a vibrant mix of city, rural, and surrounding seaside making it a perfect blend of modern city and rural history. Founded by the Romans in 40AD and the most south-westerly Roman fortified settlement in Briton, Exeter has grown prosperously over recent years and is consistently rated as one of the best places to live in the UK. The city is on the River Exe about 37 miles northeast of Plymouth and 70 miles southwest of Bristol. The city's transport hubs include Exeter St Davids railway station, Exeter Central main line railway station, the M5 motorway and Exeter International Airport connecting the city both nationally and internationally.

The Exeter property market is in short supply, properties are getting snapped up particularly quickly, regardless of the market. Property for rent in Exeter is in especially high demand throughout the whole city. There is also good news for the city as the market has got stronger and stronger over the years both in sales and rentals. Currently a standard apartment would cost from £140,000, Terraced house around £200,000, semi-detached family home £250,000 and a detached home around £280,000 and above. So there is a big variety of homes in all areas of the city.

Exeter is fast becoming one of the most exciting places to live, with the schools in Exeter being a big attraction especially with young families. The city has a great mixture of both excellent local state and private schools including Exeter School, one of the most popular schools in the EX2 area, achieving results much higher than the national average. People who move to Exeter usually come here as young professionals and buy a one bedroom flat, then find a partner and buy a bigger property and then move into a house when they start a family.

Michael Andrew Caines (MBE) was born in Exeter, and is part owner of the Royal Clarence Hotel (Abode) in the city centre. He is also the Head Chef at Gidleigh Park Hotel. Chris Martin was born in Exeter and is lead singer, rhythm guitarist, and pianist for the alternative band Coldplay. The well-loved late magician and comedian Tommy Cooper moved to Exeter when he was just three and as such acquired his accent. Other famous names who have studied at Exeter University include JK Rowling, Will Young, and Joss Stone,

As a popular residential area, Exeter offers a wide range of differing property types. There is a wealth of beautiful Victorian, Georgian, and Edwardian period homes, as well as an exciting mixture of 30's, 50's, and 60's style properties dotted around the city and it's outskirts. There is a current boom in new homes developments within the city and surrounding areas, making it an exciting time for first time buyers looking to take their first steps onto the property ladder. Finally Exeter is in an enviable position as it finds itself surrounded by beautiful rural country side, home to stunning villages offering a range of differing properties of varying sizes, many with land attached.

Your Move in Exeter is currently one of the leading Estate Agents within the city and surrounding area. Your Move Exeter sell and rent a wide variety of homes from studio apartments, to large detached family homes with prices ranging from £80,000 up to £900,000. There are many popular locations within Exeter, and whether it’s a stunning penthouse apartment overlooking the cathedral green, or a family home in popular cul-de-sac location close to local amenities, Your Move Exeter is here to help you find your perfect home.

Among the most sought-after addresses in Exeter is EX2, where Victorian and Edwardian homes reach £1million to £3million. Other areas in Exeter are popular with fantastic homes still reaching high prices.

There is an impressive selection of shops in Exeter starting with the famous and popular Princesshay Shopping precinct. There are over 70 shops in Princesshay, covering the very best of the high street names as well as some more specialised and independent stores.  So if you're looking for fashion, beauty, something for the house, or the latest gadget, you are sure to find something in Exeter. Shops include Marks and Spencer, Zara, Reiss, L.K.Bennett, Joules, Crew, Hobbs, Debenhams, Gap and so much more. Other big names in Exeter include John Lewis, Waterstones and many independent stores down the attractive Gandy Street and around the Cathedral Green. So when your all shopped out there is plenty to drink and eat from Carluccios to Jamie's Italian, Yo Sushi, and Wagamamas to name a few.

Within the city there are plenty of leisure centres including sports halls, swimming pools, and fitness centres the most popular of these includes David Lloyds and Fitness First. A wide range of activities are available for all ages including local sport teams such as rugby, fooball, tennis, basketball, judo and many more. At night there are running clubs, wine tasting events which are organised by local people, and clubs to enjoy allowing you to immerse yourself in the community of Exeter.

Exeter has many open spaces including Heavitree Park with play areas for the little ones and the recently renovated paddling pools in the summer, cycle routes, and picnic areas for the whole family, Exwick playing fields for local walks along the River Exe, sports grounds for the Saturday football, and a skate park. Transport is available from main bus station for all destinations, the main railway line at St Davids station includes routes to London or Cornwall, and local taxi ranks are dotted around the city centre.

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