As Devon’s capital city, Exeter is a great option for city centre living, benefitting from relatively low crime rates and a good sense of community. The former Roman city offers plenty of both modern and character property.
As well as having all the usual cafes, restaurants, bars, and shops that you would expect for a city centre, Exeter has some great architecture, gorgeous parks and, of course, its beautiful Gothic cathedral. There’s a great sense of community and with one of the UK’s top Russel Group Universities on the doorstep, it has a lively and vibrant nightlife.
The city centre can be split into several regions, each with its own identity and character.
Around the Princesshay and Sidwell Street areas, there is plenty of modern accommodation. There are several modern blocks, offering modern flats. As you move around to the gorgeous tree-lined Southernhay and Cathedral areas, a range of exclusive apartments can be found in conversions of historic buildings.
The city’s West Quarter is generally considered a more characterful and artisan part of the city. Fore Street has a range of historic buildings, mainly housing shops on the lower floors, but many have trendy, rustic apartments on the upper floors. And of course, a little alleyway known as ‘The Mint’ offers some of the area's best preserved city-centre housing, tucked away behind the thriving Fore Street.
To the North of the city are some slightly larger houses in locations such as Bartholomew Terrace, the Ironbridge area and Northernhay Place, where period townhouses can be found in narrow pedestrianised streets.


Perhaps Exeter’s best-known independent burger restaurants offers gourmet, hand-made burgers in a lively, atmospheric setting.

The Conservatory

The Conservatory Restaurant is an Exeter institution, having been in North Street for over 20 years! Chef Proprietor Mike Barry believes in bringing the best produce the West County has to offer to the table in an unpretentious yet delicious style, mixing classic cooking styles with modern techniques. The dining room itself features an original Tudor Wall located in situ, behind protective panels.

The White Heart

This traditional pub is located just a few doors away from Southgate Estates’ office, making it a favourite with the staff for a drink after work and a quick bite to eat. Dating back to the 14th century, the pub is cosy and atmospheric, making it a great place to relax and enjoy some affordable, traditional pub food.
Parliament Street, is a little alleyway linking High Street and Waterbear Street. At just 0.64m wide, it is officially the UK’s narrowest street.
During Medieval Britain, Exeter had man-made drinking water system that brought pure spring water into the city.
The Exeter Guildhall is the oldest civic building in Britain, parts of the building dates as far back as 1160.
Exeter is the safest place in England to drive a car.
Exeter Cathedral, was founded in the mid 11th century.

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