The Ultimate Guide to Living and Working in Plymouth

Plymouth Insights
What is Plymouth popular for?
Living and working in Plymouth
Crime rate in Plymouth
Schools in Plymouth
Shopping in Plymouth
Hotels in Plymouth
Top places to visit in Plymouth
Top places to eat in Plymouth
Plymouth FAQs

Plymouth Insights

Britain’s ocean city, Plymouth, is one of the most vibrant cities in the UK. Along with great greenery and views that you won’t get enough of, there are many exciting activities you can do. The cultural and historical side of the city is a must visit. Plymouth isn’t the type of city you would go to as the only destination as it is surrounded by many other historical landmarks that you can visit from there. It also has the largest shopping centre in the south west after Bristol.

What is Plymouth popular for?

Plymouth is very popular for its amazing location where you can explore it all by boat. The water links in Plymouth are everyone’s favourite activity, so they are a must do when visiting the city.

Living and Working in Plymouth

Plymouth is a reasonably priced city to live in, with the average renting price often more than half the rent in London, and an average house cost stands at £223,546 in 2021. The average salary in Plymouth stands at £31.0K. Plymouth has a slightly higher economic activity than the national average, with Plymouth having an average rate of 79.6% compared to the 78.5% national average.

Crime rate in Plymouth

Plymouth is the 20th safest city in the UK, which has put Devon as one of the top 10 safest counties in the UK. However, crime happens anywhere, and Plymouth is considered the most dangerous when compared to other cities, towns, and villages in the Devon.

Schools in Plymouth

There are plenty of options for Primary schools in Plymouth. Whiteleigh Community School and Pennycross Primary School have many students, are very popular and have an Ofsted rating of “good”. Elburton Primary School has an Ofsted rating of “outstanding”. As for secondary schools, Plymstock School has an Ofsted rating of “good”. Eggbuckland Community College has a “good” Ofsted rating.

City College Plymouth

Not only is City College Plymouth ranked as “outstanding” by Ofsted, but also offers modern facilities and equipment for its students to help them succeed and prepare them for university and further education.

University of Plymouth

Popular for its student life and facilities, the University of Plymouth is ranked in the top 25 UK Universities for teaching quality in 2021, not to mention being ranked the 1st globally in marine courses. The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional development courses, as well as uniquely distinguishing itself with its special international students’ services and facilities.

Shopping in Plymouth

Drake Circus is an incredible experience for your shopping day, with top brands and many independent shops as well as facilities, including a cinema and different events. Armada Shopping Centre is another choice, from homewares to some fashion and gift stores. If you are looking for independent stores, the West End is a further choice.

Hotels in Plymouth

Jurys Inn – located in Exeter Street, which is the heart of Plymouth city centre, and around 10 minutes walking to the Plymouth train station. A modern restaurant and bar serve all types of lunch and dinner. Costa Coffee is also in the hotel to keep you enthusiastic.

Crowne Plaza Plymouth – a perfect choice for any travel purpose due to the view of the hotel being on the greenery coastline as well as being only 10 minutes walking to the city centre, the hotel has a fitness centre, pool, and sauna.

Future Inn Plymouth – the hotel is highly recommended if you are travelling with a car or for work purposes because of free parking service and large rooms with a work desk. It is also very close to the A38 and on the main road in Plymouth.

Top places to visit in Plymouth

  1. Saltram National Trust
  2. Theatre Royal Plymouth
  3. Plymbridge Woods
  4. Plymouth Sound
  5. Burgh Island
  6. National Marine Aquarium
  7. Royal William Yard
  8. Royal Citadel
  9. Devonport Park
  10. South West Coast Path National Trail

Top 10 places to eat in Plymouth:

  1. Tantuni
  2. Cosmic Kitchen
  3. Dunya Restaurant
  4. Cornwall Street Fish Bar
  5. Fletcher’s Restaurant
  6. HokyTonk Wine Library
  7. The Fig Tree @36
  8. AtKitchen
  9. Salumi Bar & Eatery
  10. 1620 Pub & Eatery

Plymouth Locksmith FAQs:

Where is the hospital in Plymouth?

The hospital in Plymouth is Derriford Hospital, located in Derriford Road, which is an NHS hospital that operates in the whole south west peninsula. It operates a 24 hours service department that provides any emergencies for its residents.

What is the closest airport to Plymouth?

The closest airport to Plymouth is Exeter International Airport (EXT), which is 47 miles away.

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References:

https://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/explore/all-about-plymouth

https://www.thedevondaily.co.uk/news/local-news/moving-plymouth-heres-what-you-should-know

https://crimerate.co.uk/devon/plymouth

https://snobe.co.uk/best-primary-schools/plymouth