Taunton is a beautiful and lively country town in the pretty county of Somerset, England. Rich in history, with a wide range of older and modern houses, it’s easy to see why so many people opt to buy a new home in Taunton.
Taunton and the surrounding area boast stunning landscapes which you will struggle to match anywhere in the country.
Housing in Taunton
If you are looking for a new home in Taunton, you might be interested to know that the average price of a semi-detached house is around £218,000 and prices for this type of property rose by 8.5 per cent over the past year.
For the Taunton housing market as a whole, the average price of a home across all types of property is about £213,000.
Things to do and see in Taunton
Taunton is a popular shopping destination. The town offers all the high-street names you would expect in a town of this size alongside many long-established independent shops.
You can also be sure to find an array of food outlets, many of which will sell tasty food from local producers – something for which Taunton has a great reputation.
You will never have time to be bored in Taunton! Whether it be visiting a park, watching a show, shopping or eating, the town really is the 'pick of the west' and a great place to set up a new home.
Taunton offers great transport links.
The railway station is on the Bristol to Exeter line and the Reading to Taunton line with services to Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol, London, Exeter, Plymouth and Penzance, as well as the rest of the West Country. Taunton also has good road links with easy access to the M5.
Education in Taunton
Taunton boasts a great educational standard and residents have a choice of state-run or independent schools making this the perfect place for a family to set up a new home.
The new Bridgwater and Taunton College offers great facilities for further education.
Taunton has over 1,000 years of religious and military history including a monastery dating back to the 10th century and Taunton Castle which is popular with Taunton residents and tourists alike.
Back in 2006, Taunton was named as a 'strategically important town' in the government's Regional Spatial Strategy and the town is now a central point of business in the South West.
*Housing market statistics taken from http://landregistry.data.gov.uk/app/ukhpi/explore in February 2017.
(Sources for the banner images from left to right, Nick Chipchase, Ken Grainger, Adrian Boliston. Thumbnail image is also from Adrian Boliston.)