Properties for Sale and Rent in Exeter
Exeter has several housing property areas within the city providing over 40,000 homes to more than 125,000 people. The city also has many nearby property areas and suburbs just outside the city that are developing and growing back towards Exeter's urban perimeter. These together with the new town of Cranbrook has created growing commuter housing areas for the city.
Low interest rates, good mortgage deals and competitive house prices are responsible for this, although Exeter is pulling away from the pack with prices still surging in the university city.
“Exeter boasts advantages that others might not realise,” says Isabel Clifton, Partner at Strutt & Parker Exeter.
“The city is in the top 10 for digital connectivity with 88.7 per cent of properties being able to access ultrafast broadband. It is also delivering more new houses than any other town or city except Peterborough, Cambridge and Telford.”
Despite these new-build houses, homes are in short supply in Exeter thanks to its strong buy-to-let market for students and because it is emerging as a “destination city”.
For those who want the benefits of living near Exeter but at a lower price, Oliver CustanceBaker, partner at Strutt & Parker Exeter, suggests the Exe Valley and Teign Valley.
“They’re ideal areas for buyers looking to be close to the city,” he says. “Prices for houses within 15 miles of it are slightly more expensive but arguably worth it for the accessibility.”
Exeter main urban residential areas
St Davids St Loyes
St James St Thomas
St Leonards Priory
Newtown Whipton Barton