It’s official: Exeter is one of the most popular locations in the UK and is now firmly established as one of the best places to live.
Exeter is no longer a secret hidden gem.
A beautiful cathedral city, at the head of the River Exe Estuary, surrounded by scenic hills and rolling countryside, half an hour from a magnificent coastline and wonderful moors. Top class sport, leisure, valley parks, cycle trails, restaurants and bars, a bustling historic quayside and only an hour and a half from the surf beaches of North Devon and Cornwall. That’s not to mention, excellent education, culture and entertainment facilities.
It’s hardly surprising then that over the last two years, the Greater Exeter area has shot-up through the rankings to now become firmly established as one of the best locations to live in the UK. So much so that since the start of the pandemic house prices here have risen at faster rate over the last year than almost anywhere else in the country.
So, what happens now? Can the area’s house prices continue to defy the economic headwinds that are already billowing? – Well, of course no one can be certain but it’s a pretty fair bet that demand for homes here will remain strong for some time to come – and lifestyle choices will continue to attract affluent out-of-area buyers looking for a piece of what we locals already enjoy.
There may well be a slow-down in house price growth but Exeter ‘bricks and mortar will for sure continue to be attractive to both householders and investors – whatever happens elsewhere in the UK.