Put down your roots in Exeter

Darren Kellaway, Sales Manager, for the Western Morning News

Much like the weather, the property market is warming up.

According to Rightmove, spring is the most popular time to buy and sell a home. That’s because buyers can make the most of favourable moving conditions and be settled into their home, enjoying their new surroundings, by late summer.

Where we choose to put down our roots differs from buyer-to-buyer, depending on family, work commitments, age and hobbies.

We know that from speaking to our customers, first-time buyers and second-steppers are looking for good public transport links into a town or city centre, and some want a home in a good catchment area of schools to support their growing family. Downsizers say easy access to local amenities and green space is a priority for them.

Those looking for the very best of both worlds and an area that encompasses all of the above, will find the city of Exeter hard to beat.

The vibrant city centre has much to offer from an outstanding college for post-16 students, a Russell Group university, shops, restaurants and a busy nightlife. It’s also well known for its rich history and proximity to coast and countryside.

Ridgetop Park, a recently opened beauty spot of rich parkland serves as the backdrop to our Cavanna @ Elm Park community, which is located between Exminster and Alphington. There’s pedestrian access to the park for homeowners and stunning views across Exeter and the Exe Estuary to take in after a steep climb.

Matford Brook Academy – a brand-new school for pupils aged 2-16 years – is within the catchment of Cavanna @ Elm Park. New infrastructure will also mean parents and carers can walk or cycle with their children on the school run. 

Heading over to the eastern outskirts of Exeter, St Lukes CofE Secondary School is the closest high school for young people living at Equinox – on foot it’ll take around 30-minutes to walk there. The Exeter-based primary schools within The Cornerstone Academy Trust are nearby to our homes, for younger students.

Equinox, which is located in the popular Tithebarn area, near Pinhoe benefits from excellent cycleways into Exeter and isn’t far from Pinhoe railway station too. Parks and playparks are plentiful, plus a new convenience shop will soon be opening within the community.

The homes at both Cavanna @ Elm Park and Equinox are built to high efficiency standards and benefit modern living requirements. In fact, according to recent survey findings published by Savills, the size of rooms and number of bedrooms, followed by outdoor space, are the property attributes most important to buyers. These are also features in our homes that we pay close attention to, by providing spacious bedrooms with high ceilings and a turfed garden upon completion as standard on all houses.

To explore the homes and stand-out features of our Cavanna @ Elm Park and Equinox communities, visit cavannahomes.co.uk/developments.