Why move to Truro?

Truro can offer the best of both worlds; it is Cornwall’s only city and its administrative capital, but, despite its city status, Truro sticks to the Cornish way of life – slow paced, friendly and with a great work/life balance. If you like traffic jams, Truro is not the place for you; if you like to nip to the beach after work, you’ve come to the right place.

As you might expect from a city, Truro has a bustling shopping centre with big high street stores including Debenhams, Marks and Spencer, Waitrose and Primark, alongside a vast range of smaller, quirky, independent specialist traders. Out of town there are big supermarkets, and a retail park at Threemilestone with bigger stores.

Truro is full of top eateries; cafés, pubs, a branch of Sam’s – Cornwall’s answer to great seafood and cocktails – and plenty of Chinese, Indian and fish and chip restaurants. Visit the Heron Inn at Malpas for some fantastic views and food to match.

A city within easy reach of everything Cornish

Situated in the middle of the county, Truro is close by many Cornish attractions, including the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. The city has a cinema, a leisure centre with a fantastic pool, and Hall for Cornwall is the county’s largest performance venue with a wide-ranging arts programme. The biggest employers in the city are the Royal Cornwall (Treliske) Hospital and the county council, but 20 minutes away are great surfing beaches on the north coast and fantastic sailing on the south.

Good local schools

Truro has some great schools, including good co-ed and single-sex independent schools. Truro and Penwith College is rated by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’ and offers courses to sixth form and beyond; Richard Lander School is a ‘good’ secondary school according to Ofsted reports, as are Bosvigo, Threemilestone and Archbishop Benson C of E primary schools; St Mary’s C of E school has been rated ‘outstanding’.

Good transport links

Being in the middle of Cornwall means Truro is in easy reach of the rest of the county. Newquay is half an hour away and Plymouth, just over an hour and a quarter.

The railway station runs regular services to Cornish towns and to Plymouth, Reading and London Paddington, and cross-country services to Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow.

Newquay Airport is only half an hour away with routes to UK and Irish airports as well as European destinations.

Get your property valued

Millerson is the leading estate agent in Cornwall and staff at the Truro office are very happy to discuss a move to Cornwall and guide you through your choices. Perhaps you are interested in moving to the area, would like to get your property valued, or find out the rental value of your home? Do get in touch – our team is experienced, knowledgeable and ready to help.

A range of types of property on offer

Millerson Sales and Letting Agent is pleased to offer a range of period and contemporary homes in and around Truro, including houses, bungalows and apartments in town, village and rural locations to suit most budgets and great value for money.

Millerson Truro covers the city and its surrounding areas, including the villages of Threemilestone, Chacewater, Shortlanesend, Trispen, St Erme, Tregony, Grampound and Grampond Road, Probus, Carnon Downs, Perranwell Station and Deveron, all of which have road and bus links into Truro.

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