11 Jan

Taunton: The perfect settlement with a bit of everything

Taunton: The perfect settlement with a bit of everything

Some people will know exactly what they want when they are seeking out a new town to live in, whether it's something like a commuter's paradise with perfect transport options and plentiful amenities, or a rural location with a much quieter aura.

However, there are those of us for whom something in the middle could be ideal, whereby we get the chance to have some peace and quiet, while also experiencing plenty of options for things to do and local amenities.

If you are looking for a town like this, then you need go no further than at property for sale in Taunton. The county town of Somerset, Taunton is one of the most attractive and practical towns you will find around, and with only some 61,000 residents, will never feel too busy or loud.

One thing you might look for when moving to a mid-sized settlement like this is some good shopping areas, with the need to travel into large cities being diminished as a result. This town will not disappoint you on that front, with a range of options.

Whether you travel to Hankridge Farm retail park near to the M5 motorway, The County Walk indoor shopping complex, or the Orchard on the site of the old town market, and known locally as "The Pig Market", you are sure to find anything you need.

Recreation may be another important issue, and this is also well catered for in Taunton. With a number of parks including Vivary Park, Goodlands Park and Victoria Park, you will find plenty of activities including mini-golf, tennis courts, children's playgrounds and par-63 18-hole golf course; something for all the family to enjoy.

And for when you want to try something a little different, why not take advantage of the beautiful area you have now chosen to live in? You can enjoy teaching your children all about animals of England when you visit one of the nature reserves prevalent in the area, including the likes of the Children's Wood riverside reserve, where you can see otters and other wildlife.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801520702-ADNFCR

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