Living in Torbay

Torbay offers an excellent quality of life and many people move to Torbay for work-life balance reasons.


Rush hour in Torbay is a very different experience and thanks to an excellent road and transport system, you can be at your place of work in minutes not hours.

The area is a fantastic place for young families and offers a great place to bring up children.

You don’t have to travel across the country to get to an award-winning beach or explore wild moorlands. It’s all right on your doorstep. With 22 miles of coastline offering marine leisure, boating, swimming and fishing, the possibilities to start up a new hobby are endless!

Torbay has an outstanding education, training and skills system including three grammar schools, high performing primary and secondary schools, independent institutes and community colleges. South Devon College is recognised as one of the top further education colleges in England, as measured by learners success. Two of the country’s top universities can also be found nearby at Plymouth and Exeter.

Torbay remains a very attractive visitor destination. Jewels in Torbay’s crown include Agatha Christie, Torre Abbey, UNESCO geopark, a wonderful food and drink offer, many tourist attractions, vibrant harbours and a busy events calendar, including air shows and sailing events.

Torbay is ambitious. We have embarked on an exciting town centre regeneration programme. This will provide great opportunities for investment, bringing forward more than 500 new homes, and new commercial space. We want to see new hotels, a refreshed retail offer and more diversity in our town centres.

If you are looking to relocate, the average property price in the Torbay area is *£269,362k, which is a 5% increase over the last year (June 2020 – May 2021). *figures from Zoopla.

Torbay offers new and expanding businesses an affordable location with all the support and encouragement you need to succeed…… But it also offers you and your family a tranquil, safe and beautiful place to live. The perfect blend of business and pleasure.

Torbay has a thriving, supportive business community

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