Patients and Visitors
With an amazing quality of life, stunning waterfront location, buzzing city centre, fascinating maritime history, there is quite simply nowhere better to live, work and play than Plymouth. Plymouth is an ambitious city with huge growth potential and exciting major changes ahead. We have already seen the growth of the university, the redevelopment of Royal William Yard and Millbay, one of the UK’s top 50 regeneration projects. The Plymouth and South West Peninsula City Deal is a groundbreaking deal with the government to deliver economic growth in the south west, which could see £296 million pumped into the region over the next 15 years, its exciting times ahead.
Plymouth offers an outstanding quality of life, with its fantastic location by the sea and the dramatic expanse of Dartmoor National Park as a backdrop. The sheltered waters of Plymouth Sound and adjacent rivers offer the perfect location for a huge range of water-based activities from sailing, paddleboarding, wakeboarding to scuba diving the many wreck sites. Plymouth has hosted a range of internationally recognised events, such as the Rolex Fastnet Race, the British Firework Championships and La Solitaire du Figaro 2014. Theatre Royal Plymouth is the largest regional producing theatre in the UK, attracting some of the top touring shows in the UK and has recently undergone a £7m refurbishment. Plymouth is also positioned perfectly for playing a round of golf, being surrounded by nine courses. Plymouth is great for cycling; it’s on the crossroads of National Cycle Network routes and on the edge of Dartmoor where some of the most amazing and challenging slopes for mountain biking can be discovered.
With water surrounding approximately two-thirds of the city and moorland the remaining third, many residential areas have spectacular waterfront or country views. On top of this average house prices in Plymouth are around 34 percent cheaper than the national average.
The city offers a wide variety of housing with large Victorian-style houses in areas such as Stoke, Peverell, Mannamead and Hartley, all within close proximity to the city centre.
For more modern living with character and fantastic views, we have Royal William Yard, the former Royal Naval victualling yard and Mount Wise, Plymouth’s new village by the sea. Just outside the city, areas such as Plympton and Plymstock offer a wide range of housing with excellent community facilities.
Towards the north of the city is Derriford and just beyond it is the South Hams, a region of rural and coastal Devon. To the north side it stretches to the edges of DartmoorNational Park, to the south it covers one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the UK from Torbay to Plymouth.
We have a fantastic range of schools on offer and talented, dedicated staff working in them. The number of schools and nurseries judged to be good or outstanding by Ofsted has reached an all-time high in Plymouth. To find schools in Plymouth visit www.plymouth.gov.uk/plymouthschoolsdirectory.
Source: Relocating to Plymouth by Plymouth City Council
Find out more in our Location, Vocation, Education guide.