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Old Jan 28th 2013, 2:38 pm
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Hi I need some quick info about this area to help gauge whether it's worth my husband looking into a job there. Neither of us have ever visited it. Is it rather isolated?
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Hi I need some quick info about this area to help gauge whether it's worth my husband looking into a job there. Neither of us have ever visited it. Is it rather isolated?
Nope it is on the main railway line to London (Exeter St Davids) and just off the M5 motorway. Nice Campus University, Roman ruins too and a good Rugby Team those days. You would be isolated from Premiership soccer though.
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Nope it is on the main railway line to London (Exeter St Davids) and just off the M5 motorway. Nice Campus University, Roman ruins too and a good Rugby Team those days. You would be isolated from Premiership soccer though.
Aha yes it would be at the university - excellent, thanks.
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Got a reasonable local airport too, plus not a million miles from Bristol airport.
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I know some people who moved from the University of Bangor to work there and they love the university and living in the area, but miss the mountains.
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Not sounding too bad so far. Cheers.
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Never been to Exeter, but have been to Exmoor and loved it. The West Country is beautiful!
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Hi I need some quick info about this area to help gauge whether it's worth my husband looking into a job there. Neither of us have ever visited it. Is it rather isolated?
As previous posters have said Exeter has good road, rail and air links. Its also close to some lovely moorland and the coastal areas of both Devon & Cornwall.

We live about 20 mins away (in Somerset) and love to browse the city shops.
Exeter itself is not at all isolated, however, if you are looking for a quiet country place to live you'll have lots of choice within a reasonable commuting distance.

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lovely place Devon, Somerset and Dorset on your doorstep, very vibrant lovely city somewhere I would not say no to!
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Architecturally Exeter is a bit boring, unless you like 1950s and 1960s. The city centre was virtually completely destroyed by enemy action in the second world war. It is a pleasant friendly city with a lot going on, music, theatre, etc. Walking and cycling is great; Dartmoor, the south Devon coast on your doorstep, and the Exe estuary is wonderful. Housing is midpriced; cheaper than London, but more expensive than comparable cities up north etc. Great hospitals (my daughter was born in the Royal Devon & Exeter ) No problems with weather surprises, the Met Office is right there. All in all, a wonderful & friendly town, I'd move there in a heartbeat.

Pubs so-so, but the Double Locks is a stand out. Good beer, plus a walk along the river and canal to get there..
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It sounds great now

Obviously it depends on whether the job is suitable.
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It sounds great now

Obviously it depends on whether the job is suitable.
Was not familiar with Exeter so I went looking on rightmove and saw this new development in Pinhoe, Exeter and thought I would share. No idea where this is but the houses do look lovely
http://www.barratthomes.co.uk/new-ho...lside-Gardens/
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Was not familiar with Exeter so I went looking on rightmove and saw this new development in Pinhoe, Exeter and thought I would share. No idea where this is but the houses do look lovely
http://www.barratthomes.co.uk/new-ho...lside-Gardens/
Doesn't look too far out.
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I was in college in Torquay for 3 years in 1990s. Exeter was nearest "big town/city". I remember it as nice. Dominated by the Uni. Right on M5/trains mainline, as mentioned before. Convenient for the countryside (Dartmoor) and beaches TQ/paignton south or Newquay north. Gateway to Cornwall. An hour drive to Bristol (less to the airport).
My most vivid memory though was seeing Sugar Cubes at the Uni!
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Lots of info here.........

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exeter,_Devon
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