Where Devon ends and Cornwall begins this historic fishing village of Plymouth has strong links with the sea and a population fast approaching 260,000. The property market has benefitted from the links to the sea with riverside apartments and more recently built apartments outnumbering houses in the area by more than two to one in the rental sector. In the sales market there are relatively few flats and houses available with the exception of new flats available to buy. These 2 factors have provided for a very attractive buy to let and rental market for landlords in the area.
Plymouth is linked to London via Paddington station and the nearest motorway to Plymouth is the M5. Further transport links include its own airport and Plymouth now has a university which has further stimulated the rental economy. No effort has been spared to create modern shopping facilities in this once old village including the rebuilding of Drakes Circus Shopping Centre. Plymouth still retains its maritime history which has been a feature of Plymouth since the founding fathers of the Mayflower voyage set sail to the new world in 1620, the Mayflower II vessel is a great attraction to visitors to this day.
In keeping with its proximity to the sea, there are a large number of water related leisure amenities and activities available in Plymouth, ranging from wind surfing to water skiing at the internationally known Plymouth Sound.