Torquay is a bustling seaside town in Devon, located 22 miles from Exeter. It is well-connected by bus and rail links with the M5 also easily accessible. The sea is on its doorstep and half an hour drive inland will take you into the beautiful countryside of Dartmoor.
Although quieter in the colder months, the population of Torquay swells in the summer and it is a town renowned for its appealing mild microclimate prompting the its reputations as 'the Montpellier of the English Riviera.' The prehistoric Kents Cavern - Britain's most important Stone Age site, Living Coasts a coastline zoo, and Cockington Village a village home to picture-postcard cottages and horse-drawn carriages, all offer major tourist attractions.
The town also has a bustling waterfront and a lively harbour framed by a palm tree-lined promenade. Torquay Marina provides a variety of sport facilities including yachting, diving and water skiing. The Lonely Planet describes how it has "drawn a smarter set and now competes with foodie-hub Dartmouth for fine eateries."
It also boasts good schools, good healthcare and cheap housing. It is home to a wide range of properties from apartments to 4-bedroomed detachched houses. The prices range from £130,000 - £235,000 and areas such as Babbacombe, St Marychurch, Wellswood, Ilsham, Chelston, Cockington and Livermead are the more popular places to live.