Quality of Life
High quality and affordable housing, a characterful and lively riverside town centre, top quality arts, cultural and sporting events and beautiful countryside on the doorstep – it’s no wonder people love living in and around Taunton.
Housing to suit all tastes
From terraced town houses and riverside apartments, to country cottages and rambling rural estates, Taunton and the surrounding Deane offers a choice to suit most tastes - and at attractive prices: the average house price in Taunton Deane is £198,442 compared to £475,940 for Greater London and £281,148 in the South East (June 13).
Nature on your doorstep
Taunton nestles amongst some of England’s most beautiful landscapes between the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the Somerset Levels to the North. The world-renowned Exmoor National Park lies to the West and the Coast is just half an hour’s drive away.
A thriving cultural scene
Whatever your cultural tastes, you'll find something to satisfy them in and around Taunton. From music and drama, to top quality sporting fixtures, first class historical exhibitions to a dynamic programme of events throughout the year.
A varied shopping experience
Taunton’s market town heritage helps makes it a great centre for indulging in some enjoyable retail therapy. Modern shopping centres sit alongside the pedestrianised historic High Street, hosting a charming mixture of famous national names and independent specialists. There is a lively farmers market each week plus numerous continential markets and other town centre events held throughout the year.
Wellington Farmers Market is held on the first and third Saturday of every month in the town cente and offers an excellent opportunity to purchase a wide range of local produce.