Which regional locations feature in the top 10 places to live?

- Wed 05 Apr 2023

As we head into sunnier weather, the South West really does come into to its own, boasting glorious sea views and far reaching rolling countryside hills. Due to the beauty the whole of the region has to offer, its very hard to reach the top ranking spots of the best places to live in the South West, let alone the UK, however in 2023, we had two Bradleys Branches locations listed in the top 10 best places to live in the recent poll of hottest postcodes outside of London by Muddy Stilettos. Read on to find out where…

In top spot, Exmouth! Crowned most glorious place to live in the UK, this Devon seaside town has topped the poll in both the best places to live in Devon and then out of all regional shortlisted locations to be crowned overall winner in the UK! The Bradleys Exmouth Branch was the very first of Bradleys’ 30 offices to open its doors back in 1992, and to no surprise the town has been ranked as the best place to live both regionally and nationally in 2023, according to Muddy Stilettos. This is because of its golden sandy beaches, fantastic travel connections, increasingly swanky hospitality and hugely popular outdoor attractions. Bradleys Exmouth Manager, Lisa Findel-Hawkins commented “I am ecstatic to see Exmouth ranked the best place to live in the UK, as a local myself – I really do agree with it being the best place to call home. If you are looking to set down roots in Exmouth, please do register your details with our Exmouth Branch, we will be delighted to find you, your perfect home here.”

The other national shortlisted location featuring a Bradleys office was the winner of best place to live in Cornwall; Penzance! Nick Mutter, Branch Manager of Bradleys Estate Agents in Penzance added “We are proud to have won the best place to live in Cornwall due to some extremely popular competition, although I still believe we as a county are all lucky to live where we do and I’m proud of the others towns that were shortlisted as well. My team and I all thoroughly enjoy living and working in and around the most south westerly part of the UK, there is no better place to be in our eyes”.

Adding onto this, some of the other thriving towns in the West Country in which we are lucky enough to have one of our 30 offices located in, is Okehampton. A town situated on the northern edge of Dartmoor that has recently benefited from re-activated railway line creating easily accessible links to the nearest city centre, Exeter, which has welcomed a whole new host of people to the thriving community. Our Bradleys Okehampton Branch is located in the heart of the High Street where our team members would be more than happy to help you with your property requirements.

Nanseldan, a purpose built extension to the Cornish town of Newquay, which has been designed by Kind Charles III, when in his previous role of HRH The Prince of Wales. The stylish mix of residential architecture is not only very appealing, the location is only a few miles from the stunning range of beaches which are renowned worldwide for great surfing and watersports.

St Leonards, a highly sought-after residential area of Exeter is home to many quirky independent businesses and local restaurants with fantastic schools nearby and in walking distance to the historic city of Exeter. St Leonards really is the place to be if you love a spark of individuality and stunning architecturally designed homes – our Bradleys Exeter teams are big fans themselves!

The marvellous seaside town of Sidmouth boasts beautiful pebbled beaches and fantastic views across the Jurassic Coast – you really could be abroad on a sunny day! Many of the homes in the town benefit from the extraordinary views it has to offer and Bradleys Estate Agents Sidmouth Branch is only a short walk from the sea. You really do get a quintessentially English seaside feel when in Sidmouth, why wouldn’t you want to call that home?

The Muddy Stilettos poll produced 10 locations for each county across the UK which were then shortlisted to come up with the eventual winner of the most glorious place to live in UK 2023! With over 30 Bradleys Estate Agent offices in the South West providing sales and lettings, many in the shortlisted locations across Devon and Cornwall, we really are in the best position to help you with your next property journey. Register your details today by clicking here and let’s find your dream home together.