18 Apr

Taunton: Attractive family life in Somerset county town

Taunton: Attractive family life in Somerset county town

Families the length and breadth of the UK who are planning on moving somewhere new, whether it is for work, school or simply a change of scenery, will often be left with a dilemma about what sort of place to live in.

For some, proximity to the big cities will be preferable with access to shops and plenty to do, while others will prefer the relative quiet and safety of urban retreats.

If you're planning to move, though, why not try looking for more of a middle ground? Living in a mid-sized town can often offer you the best of both worlds, and this can be found when seeking property for sale in Taunton.

The Somerset county town is home to some 61,000 people, making it a decent sized area which will neither be too loud nor quiet.

For parents relocating to this area, it may be the case that they work elsewhere, making the transport system an important consideration.

Thankfully, this town is the gateway to a range of different cities by rail from Taunton Railway Station, including Manchester, Birmingham and perhaps more crucially, Reading, London and Bristol.

Back at home though, you will also want to make sure that your needs are met, and one of these can be the availability of good facilities for shopping, for example.

Taunton has two indoor shopping complexes in the shape of the Old Market, which used to be the scene of a cattle market, and The County Market. The latter also has a Sainsbury's attached.

In addition to this, Hankridge Farm retail park is nearby, hosting a range of top retailers including Halfords, Homebase and PC World. This also has a range of restaurants.

For family days out away from the daily grind of work and school, the town also has three park areas, which are Vivary Park, Goodlands Park and Victoria Park. The first of these is the most noteable, with a war memorial, miniature golf course, tennis facilities and a model railway making it a nice place to spend a long summer day out.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801573519-ADNFCR

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