LoginSubscribe to Alerts

The South West City That Could Be A Great Choice For Families

Posted 11 May 2022 by Keith Osborne

Paul Furner of Cavanna Homes believes Exeter has the ingredients to make a perfect place for families to live...

Paul Furner, director of sales and marketing at Cavanna Homes, explains the reasons why Exeter ticks many important boxes for families looking to move to an ideal new home.

Excellent education

Exeter has a good selection of primary schools, including the 'Outstanding' Ofsted-rated Westclyst Community Primary School and St Leonard's (CofE) Primary School, both under five miles from our new homes at Equinox and Cavanna @ Elm Park.

For secondary education, St Luke's Science and Sports College is within walking distance of our Equinox community. There are also plenty of private schools, including The Maynard School for Girls, Exeter School and Exeter Cathedral School.

Exeter is also home to the award-winning Exeter College for post-16 students and the University of Exeter, which is in the top 150 universities featured in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.

Paul FurnerPaul Furner

Superb shopping

The city is one of the region's favourite places for shopping as it provides an array of boutique independents and familiar high street names, plus a great choice of cafes and restaurants.

If you fancy a break from the shops, we recommend visiting Exeter's Cathedral Quarter to enjoy a fresh coffee (or tea) with a tasty slice of cake whilst admiring the iconic Cathedral.

The city centre is easily accessible from our new home developments at Equinox and Cavanna @ Elm Park by car, bike, or bus. You can even enjoy a stroll from Cavanna @ Elm Park to Exeter's Quayside for a bite to eat or an evening tipple.

Cavanna @ Elm ParkCavanna @ Elm Park

Get outdoors

Many of our homes are close to open green space which provide homeowners with additional places to relax, exercise or unwind.

The East Devon Pebblebed Heaths, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is half-an-hour drive from our Equinox community and offers over 1,400 hectares of lowland heath to enjoy. Not forgetting the National Trust parkland at Killerton Estate is a 15-minute drive away and has miles of tracks, woods and open space to explore for all ages, and your furry friends too!

Our homes at Cavanna @ Elm Park, between Alphington and Exminster, are surrounded by Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space (SANG land), and the River Exe Country Park is within walking distance and provides an excellent space for exercising with stunning views of the river and canal.

Find out more about current Cavanna Homes developments.


Find retirement homes in Devon
Find Help to Buy homes in Devon
Find new homes in Devon


Featured Developments
Exeter, Devon EX1
Price on application
Equinox I
Exeter, Devon EX1 
Contact for more details
Cavanna Homes
Exeter, Devon EX2
Elm Park
Exeter, Devon EX2 
2 - 4 bedroom properties
Cavanna Homes
Save time and contact all housebuilders at once
Select the developments you're interested in and we will do the rest.
  • Equinox I
  • Elm Park
By clicking "Request Details" I accept the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy and I am happy to receive more information about the above or other developments similar from WhatHouse? Digital or these developers. I understand that consent isn't a condition of purchase for any product or service and that I can opt out at any time.
The housebuilder will use these details to contact you about this property/development to arrange a viewing or provide you with more information.
SO Resi Farnham
11 August 2022
SO Resi Farnham is a collection of 72 brand new apartments available on the Shared Ownership scheme...Read more
Hawkins Court (Connells/ACCA Group/OEH Group)
11 August 2022
89 new one- and two-bedroom apartments are being created from an iconic factory in Northampton's town centre...Read more
Newbury Racecourse (David Wilson Homes)
11 August 2022
David Wilson Homes is hosting an event at Newbury Racecourse where buyers could save thousands of pounds...Read more
Equinox II (Cavanna Homes)
15 July 2022
Estate agents and first-time buyers, Jaz and Tom have placed a sold sign on their brand new Cavanna home at Equinox II, in Exeter…Read more
Elm Park (Cavanna Homes)
25 April 2022
A home at Cavanna @ Elm Park in Exeter has proved to be the perfect home for business owner Garry…Read more
Cavanna Homes
20 April 2022
Outdoor space is a priority for many homebuyers, and many Cavanna Homes developments are offering gardens and plenty of open green space…Read more
Sign up for email alertsGet the latest properties and updates sent directly to your inbox daily, weekly or immediately you are in control.
Subscribe to Alerts
New Homebuyers Guide
Together with Redrow, we’ve created a guide to take you through the whole process, step-by-step; from house-hunting to past moving-in day. There are handy tips on how to anticipate and avoid complications, and some advice on ways you can successfully purchase your ideal new home.

Click here to see your activities