Best areas to live in Exeter
Exeter may be a small city, but there are still lots of excellent places to live, with a range of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian properties for sale. Whether you’re looking to live in a suburb that’s easily accessible to the city centre, or nearer to the beaches, there’s the perfect place for you.
Super convenient for the city centre, St. Thomas is just 1 mile away, and is handy for St. Thomas’ train station. The main road (Cowick Street) is home to lots of mini supermarkets, shops and bars; and nearby Cowick Barton Recreation Ground offers lots of green space. Homes here are on the cheaper side, at £237,271, making it a popular place with first-time buyers.
Located 2 miles east of Exeter city centre, the average cost of a home in Heavitree stands at £284,440. Close to the hospital, Heavitree has its own selection of shops and cafes; and its primary school (St. Michael’s Academy) has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, making it a popular area to relocate to for parents.
Situated by the River Exe, Exwick offers lots of waterside walking routes, and it’s close to Exeter St. David’s train station, which has trains running to Bristol that take less than an hour, and London in two and a half hours. Properties here cost £271,826 on average, and there are lots of spacious semi-detached family homes available.
Another area that’s close to the city centre, St. Leonard’s is just a 10-minute walk from the shops. The River Exe and the quayside are close by too, with lots of shops and restaurants. Popular amongst families and young professionals, properties here are typically Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian style, with average costs of £416,227.
Exeter city centre
If you want to be close to the action, then the ideal move could be to Exeter city centre. Most of the properties for sale here are flats, which sell for an average of £309,923. Not only will you be close to all of the shops, bars and restaurants (so you’ll never be far from home after a night out!), you’ll also be right by the world-famous Exeter cathedral.