Situated in the South West of England, Devon is a county packed with rugged coastlines, sandy beaches and beautiful countryside. It is home to two cities – Plymouth and Exeter – as well as 45 towns and many picturesque villages.
Devon has a population of around 1.2 million people and is a fantastic place to call home. At Wain Homes, you’ll find a range of new homes for sale in Devon.
Exeter was named the ninth best city in the UK in 2021
Devon has its own international airport
The county is home to two stunning national parks, Dartmoor & Exmoor
There are 68 schools rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted in Devon
Exeter University and University of Plymouth are based in the county
Devon has 509 miles of coastline
WHY DEVON IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE
Devon continues to be an extremely popular place to live and it’s easy to see why. The county is home to two major cities, Plymouth and Exeter, and offers many options in smaller towns and villages including the likes of Westward Ho! and Ivybridge. Exeter was named as the ninth best city in the UK in 2021, while Plymouth offers a lot for couples and families.
Parents with school age children will be pleased to know that there are 68 schools in the county rated as outstanding by Ofsted as well as two universities, Exeter University – the 15th best in the UK – and the University of Plymouth. Much of life in Devon involves the great outdoors making it an ideal place for active families. The county has 509 miles of coastline and numerous breath-taking beaches, including Saunton Sands, Woolacombe Beach, Blackpool Sands, Beer Beach, Yarmouth Beach and Exmouth Beach. Devon is also home to two stunning national parks, Dartmoor and Exmoor as well as the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Both Plymouth and Exeter are ideal places to call home. Exeter is packed with stunning architecture including the gothic Exeter Cathedral and the historic quayside, whilst the city’s underground passages offer a unique way to explore. Plymouth is well known for its maritime heritage and historic Barbican district. Devon is also well served by transport links, with direct services from Plymouth to London Paddington taking just under four hours whilst the direct line into the capital from Exeter St David’s takes around two and a half hours. The county also has its own international airport, Exeter Airport.
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Devon, and Exeter in particular, continues to enjoy significant economic growth. In fact, the jobs market in Exeter was predicted to see a 2% year on year increase at the end of 2022, and the regional growth of the city to a £5.5bn economy will place it as the leading city in the South West, ahead of Bristol.
If you want to call Devon home, you'll find a range of new build homes in Devon for sale in Wain Homes.
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