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Falmouth named as one of the best places to live

Falmouth named as one of the best places to live

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 6:46am 15th April 2019.

Falmouth has been named among the best places to live in a list from the Sunday Times.

Sitting alongside Topsham and Chagford in Devon, as well as Bristol, Falmouth has ranked at number 5 in this year's South West list.

The Sunday Times judges have combined the hard data with their own on-the-ground experience.

This year they were looking for community spirit along with convenience and culture.

Described as 'a buzzing beach babe that's close as Britain gets to the California/Barcelona city-by-the-sea lifestyle' the piece praises the town's creative and arty scene, as well as continually complimenting the coastal location and lifestyle.

It says: "Naturally, the biggest attraction is the coast. We think Gyllyngvase is the best town beach in the country (holler if you think you know better), with yoga classes, safe swimming, paddleboarding and occasional surfable waves, as well as a panoramic cafe/bar restaurant and well-kept changing rooms and showers."

They continue to highlight the much-loved 'Falifornia' feel saying: "If you tire of Gylly, head to one of Falmouth's three other beaches; there's serious sailing on the surrounding creeks, and estuaries and sparkling views in every direction. Joggers and cyclists have a huge choice of scenic routes, the best of which take in Pendennis Point, where you'll certainly see seals and seabirds, and may catch a glimpse of a passing dolphin or basking shark."

The Sunday Times' methodology uses statistics, including exclusive, up to date house prices provided by Habito and TwentyCi, but also the knowledge of The Sunday Times' expert panel.

The supplement assesses a wide range of factors, from employment, schools and broadband speed to culture, community spirit and local shops, in order to compile the definitive top locations to live.

"Falmouth truly is a terrific place to live and work. To be continually recognised on the prestigious Sunday Times Best Places to Live list is a great accolade for the town, and, as everyone who lives here knows, one of the continually talked-about aspects of Falmouth is the strength of the community spirit, that sense of togetherness. We also have an amazing set of volunteers within our Falmouth community who work together to welcome our cruise ships and who have all undergone training and time intensive input to continually support our year-round, packed calendar of festivals and special events."

"Like every town and every high street, there are challenges that we all have to continually meet head on and we must be cognicent of that fact for our hard-working Falmouth businesses. However, it's undeniable that when Falmouth comes together, that that community spirit of the sea is evident not just across our local population, but across our generations and across all of the inspirational, determined and ambitious who are the backbone of this special place."

Richard Wilcox, Falmouth Business Improvement District (BID) Manager

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