11 May

Property for sale in Torquay and Penzance offer great coastal living

Property for sale in Torquay and Penzance offer great coastal living

South-west England is an excellent place for those seeking the quiet life to settle down.

Two popular cities in the region - Torquay, Devon and Penzance, Cornwall - both offer a great range of beautiful houses to buy, while each boasting a distinct community and nearby attractions.

Property for sale in Penzance has the advantage of being located in one of the country's oldest market towns, where Christian settlers made a home over 1,000 years ago.

Laced with Celtic culture, there is a definite village feel about the city, despite its popularity with tourists.

Penzance is also home to one of the most beautiful bays in the world - Mount's Bay - which has drawn comparison to San Francisco Bay and Cape Cod in the US and Santorini Bay, Greece

Tourist attractions such as museums and galleries also help to ensure there is no shortage of exciting things for local residents to do in their spare time.

Consulting a local estate agent in Penzance is likely to reveal favourable house prices too, especially when compared to Torquay.

Figures from the Land Registry published indicate that the average property in Cornwall County Council's jurisdiction, stood at £186,353 in March 2011.

By comparison, the average value of property across Torquay's Devon County Council stood at £193,713 in the same month.

However, Torquay is not without its own local charm and fabulous standard of living.

The city sits on the 22-mile stretch of coastline known as the English Riviera, which has served as an international holiday destination for hundreds of years.

Excellent weather conditions during the summer and other seasons has earned it a long-standing reputation as a romantic and relaxing holiday destination, boasting many stunning Blue Flag beaches.

Seeking advice from a local estate agent in Torquay is probably the best way to find out about what properties are available that meet your specific requirements, whether that be to ensure an easy commute or good locations relative to schools.ADNFCR-1222-ID-800528419-ADNFCR

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