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Heavitree in Exeter

Last month we uncovered the merits of life in St Leonard’s and this month we’re exploring what attracts so many people to Heavitree, another firm favourite when it comes to places to live in Exeter.

For last month's blog on St Leonard's click this link...

Sweet spot in Exeter
Heavitree is one of Exeter’s sweet spots, where good location meets value for money and therefore has long been the choice of young professionals and families. Originally Heavitree was a small agricultural village that developed along the Roman route from Exeter to Dorchester. Today there is a great mix of modern and period accommodation; from luxury one bed apartments to an abundance of 2-3 bedroomed terrace houses, as well as larger Georgian townhouses and 1930s semi-detached properties. Many of the streets edge the huge park or green cemetery area, full of seasonal blossoms, trees and squirrels and enjoyed by dog walkers, children and joggers alike.

Great amenities
At first glance, Heavitree appears to be a functional street of local shops. These include useful amenities such as; the post office, bakery, florist, petrol station and small general stores as well as some of the Exeter’s best loved charity shops such as the award winning Force shop. Local favourite establishments are The Pig & Pickle, a micropub, that serves craft ales and hosts a vinyl night and several niche shops such as the Spanish Shop – a great deli stop for foodies. 

But beyond this main road Heavitree has even more up its sleeve. There are a selection of good primary schools such as Ladysmith, St Michael’s, Bramdean and plenty of pre-school and nursery options. Add to this the aforementioned large park area complete with built in paddling pool, tennis courts, a weekly family-friendly Park Run group and an abundance of playgroups and toddler activity sessions and it’s not hard to see why it’s a great choice for first time buyers, professional couples and families.

Easy access
Heavitree, is an area of Exeter next to St Leonard’s.

  • A short bus ride to the city centre (also an easy daily commute which can also be cycled or walked for those desiring an active start to their routine)
  • A short walk to all the hospitals and Peninsular Medical School
  • Convenient for St Luke's Campus of Exeter University
  • Quick and easy access by car or bus to the M5 and Sowton, where The Met Office is positioned 
  • A short walk to Waitrose supermarket and Magdalen Road, the boutique row of village stores and cafes in St Leonard’s

Things to do
There is so much to do in Heavitree for people of all ages but many of the best events revolve around the park. From Easter egg hunts, pop-up cafes, weekly Park Run sessions, free family tennis lessons on a Saturday, summer fun days and sing-along Christmas carols in the park.
Check out their website for details of what’s on next… http://parklifeheavitree.org.uk/futureevents.html  
There is also an Age UK social group for residents over 50 and toddler groups held in several of the church halls.

At Weekes we often get a couple or young family who list a 2 bedroom Victorian terrace house for sale at around the £250,000 mark. Typically, their family is growing and they want to buy a bigger property, but still remain in Heavitree where they are settled. Our job is to help them find their next-step purchase, matching people to properties and tying in moves with timings that suit everyone. 

Do you have a property to sell in Heavitree? 
We're currently seeking properties in Heavitree up to £450,000

This is very true at the moment, where a couple in this situation, Mr and Mrs C, are looking for the right property in Heavitree, which must have potential to extend or improve as Mr C is an architect in search of a small project. The couple are looking for a home that can be made energy efficient and adapted, resulting in 4 good bedrooms at the end to suit a growing family. Their budget is £450,00.  Does your property fit their criteria?

Houses for sale in Heavitree
Or perhaps you are looking to purchase a place in Heavitree. Currently Weekes has several properties for sale and to rent in Heavitree. If you're looking to get a foot on the property ladder or upgrade to a more spacious family home, check out the links below.

One such property is 24 Heavitree Park, a purpose built ground floor apartment set back from Fore Street in a quiet yet convenient position, overlooking a lovely wooded area.  The accommodation is tastefully presented throughout with UPVC double glazing and gas central heating and includes; an entrance porch, spacious living room, refitted kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom. 

The apartment is set within well maintained communal gardens and with an allocated parking space.

Houses to let in Heavitree…
If you would like to book a viewing or have any queries about your move just ask our team, who are all local to Exeter. Sometimes we know about properties that are just about to come onto the sales or rental market so it is worth ringing us to discuss your requirements and find out what will shortly be available. To view our properties to let click here...

To find out all about living in St Leonard's in Exeter click here...