Living in the South West of the UK provides the perfect mix of outstanding coastline and countryside and vibrant, cosmopolitan cities, to suit any lifestyle and budget. There is a huge choice of places and properties to make your home, from city centre apartments, to village cottages, to houses with a sea view.

Living in the South West are a skilled and adaptable workforce and companies benefit from thousands of outstanding marine-related graduates from our world-class universities and colleges each year. House prices are typically far lower the South East of the Country and the average school attainment is also comparatively high.

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From some parts of the South West London is just over an hour’s train ride away. There is a reliable road and rail network across the cluster and strong mobile and broadband coverage with superfast broadband in many areas.

The South West is famous for being one of the most beautiful and welcoming places int he UK. The cluster offers exceptional quality of life, with many residents choosing to relax outdoors in the stunning South West scenery. Favourite pastimes include sailing, surfing, visiting historical properties and towns, shopping for local arts and crafts and eating from the UK’s best larder.

For cultural experiences, the South West hosts hundreds theatrical and musical events every year, including Glastonbury Festival, Bournemouth Air Festival, Fowey Regatta and Carnival to name but a few.

The South West is home to the world famous Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site stretching from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset, a distance of about 96 miles.
The coastline between Bournemouth and Poole has seven miles of beaches including the National Trust beach at Studland and 7 Blue flag beaches. The world famous Brownsea Island, owned by the National Trust,which saw the formation of the Scout movement, has cliff top views across Poole Harbour and the Isle of Purbeck. With attraction including the Eden Project, a dramatic global garden housed in tropical biomes miles and stunning locations as shown in the recent Poldark series Cornwall is a favourite for tourists.

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