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    Great Bosullow, Nr. Penzance
    £825,000
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    Carclew Road, Mylor Downs - Nr. Falmouth
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    Carclew Road, Mylor Downs - Nr. Falmouth
    £1,375,000
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    £650,000
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    £500,000
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    £900,000
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5 reasons to raise a family in Cornwall
Jun 2020
 

If you have a young family and you’re looking to relocate, there are numerous reasons to choose the South West. Here’s why Cornwall should be top of your list.

                        

1. Healthy outdoor lifestyle

Many parents complain that their kids sit in front of the computer playing video games all day – not in Cornwall. Here, they’re too busy learning how to surf, looking for crabs in the tidal rock pools, cycling around the moors, and exploring the acres of open countryside.

2. Strong sense of community

Large cities can feel isolating and many people go about their day-to-day lives not knowing their closest neighbours. Cornwall has a much stronger sense of community than many other places in the UK and townsfolk frequently rally together to organise beach cleans, raise money for the RNLI, and celebrate Cornwall’s heritage through various annual festivals and street parties. With a more laid-back lifestyle, neighbours in Cornwall take the time to stop and chat over the garden fence – great for families looking for a tight-knit community environment.

3. Low crime rates

Devon and Cornwall Police consistently has one of the lowest crime rates in England and Wales (7th lowest in 2018) – great news for parents looking for a safe place to raise children. Although leaving front doors unlocked is never recommended, many people in more rural parts of Cornwall still do – a luxury that would be unthinkable in a big city.

4. Lower cost of living

Cornwall has some expensive areas but compared to many parts of the country you get a lot more for your money in the South West. According to Rightmove, the average house sale in Cornwall was £261,467 over the past year, with the most expensive area being St. Mawes (average sale price £1,190,973) and the cheapest area being Camborne (average sale price £165,311). The cost of living tends to be lower in Cornwall than in other parts of the country, plus many of the best family activities – such as body boarding on one of Cornwall’s many beaches or exploring the 300 miles of coastal path –  are completely free.

5. Emphasis on sustainability

Being surrounded by nature places a huge importance on environmental preservation and protection. With organisations such as Surfers Against Sewage, the National Trust, and the RSPB playing a very active role in the Cornish community, it’s easy to get kids involved in beach cleans, litter picks, and other conservation activities that develop their education.  

If you’re thinking of moving to Cornwall, Lillicrap Chilcott can help you find your perfect country or coastal home. Contact one of our helpful team members or view our available properties on our website.