- Tue 17 Jan 2023
Since the pandemic, we have seen seaside towns soar in popularity whilst the number of people living in city centres has considerably reduced. And one of our very own idyllic towns on the Jurassic Coast, Budleigh Salterton, has seen a substantial rise in footfall on the high street.
Couples and families alike have flocked to seaside towns like Budleigh Salterton since the pandemic to enjoy their own work life balance, whether that be an easy commute into the nearby city centre of Exeter, or glorious surroundings whilst working from home, and all where you can enjoy weekends of being outdoors with breath-takings views and the fresh sea air.
According to anonymised phone activity by analytics platforms Placemake.io and visitor insights, the data covers more than 500 high streets from January 2019 to December 2022, based on eight million mobile devices across the UK. Budleigh Salterton is now shaking off its reputation as a place to retire and is now attracting an increasing number of young families – with high street footfall up 59% as a result of more people spending time in the town.
Robin Burne, Budleigh Salterton Branch Manager commented “It’s fantastic to see the town become more and more popular, it has so much to offer whether you are a young family looking to move into the town, a couple or if you are retired. With the town increasing in popularity over the years, we have seen the price of properties rise alongside this and therefor if you have been pondering over the thought of selling your current home, now is a great time to think about doing so.”
Our team in Budleigh Salterton are always on hand to answer any questions regarding the sale or letting of your home, simply contact them today by calling 01395 442201 and book your free, no obligation valuation with Robin, Davina or Jo and begin your next property journey today.