Living in Devon

We’re passionate about ensuring you have a great worklife balance. We offer flexible working patterns, generous annual leave and discount bus travel throughout Devon, so you can really make the most of the 24 hours in your day, and enjoy living in Devon.

Living in Devon offers you somewhere that is vibrant in countryside, coast and city environments – even your commute to work can lead you alongside the Jurassic coast or over the Moors. There’s never a dull moment here.

I adore Devon and can’t imagine living anywhere else. The countryside and beaches that we have access to just can’t be beaten and we’re also close to two cities, with great shopping and places to eat. I love being able to spend my free time exploring our quaint seaside towns or wandering along a coastal path with stunning views - and then warming up by a log fire in one of our many cosy pubs. I have no intention to move as I love the balanced lifestyle that I have here.

Charlotte, Quality Improvement Facilitator

Living together

Whatever your living requirements there is something for everyone, from city living apartments to thatched country cottages and all that’s in between. Some say that living in Devon is more laid back and relaxed, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find culture or adventure. You’ll find great schools, plenty of free family activities and animal experiences, including zoos and aquariums.

If you’re looking for more to entice you to our county then you’re sure to enjoy a wealth of classic entertainment on your doorstep from; cinemas, gyms, theatre to theme parks, museums, nightclubs and gig venues.

If you’re looking for even more action then you’ll enjoy the many opportunities to get out in the great outdoors with wild swimming, canoeing and kayaking, climbing and horse riding.

We’re a pretty creative county and you’ll find many classes both free through Devon Partnership NHS Trust and paid for, including jewellery making, languages, yoga, mindfulness, dance, pottery and cookery.

North Devon

North Devon has plenty to explore and is famed for its surfing towns and beautiful award-winning and Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty coastlines - Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe. Quaint villages such as Sheepwash, Little Torrington and Winkleigh are dotted throughout North Devon, so whether it’s coastal or country life you crave, you’re sure to find it here. North Devon has also become a mecca for cyclists and walkers and has one of the most spectacular sections of the South West Coast path, plus the famous Tarka Trail.

South Devon and Torbay

South Devon is an eclectic mix of the artsy towns of Totnes and Dartington, the pinnacle of the English Riviera, Torbay and incredible history of Dartmouth. There are stunning coastal path walks and many of the finest beaches in the county. We have wards and community teams in South Devon so there’s many job opportunities for a variety of roles and you’re sure to find a home here where you get the best of a great home life and working environment.

Mid Devon

Mid Devon is home to Dartmoor, the rolling tors and hills of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This rural area is perfect if you’re searching for a home and social life that is village based and full of charm – it really is an idyllic place to live and work for a quieter, laid back lifestyle.

Exeter and East Devon

East Devon is the most diverse area of the county with many seaside towns, including the bustling Exmouth, scenic Teignmouth and charming Budleigh Salterton. The very heart of Devon can be found in Exeter – this great historic city is home to Exeter Cathedral, which can be seen from almost every area of the city. The shopping, night life and restaurants keep the area thriving and is a popular living location for couples, singles and families of all ages.If you're into sport then Exeter is home to Exeter Chiefs, top premier Rugby Union club and Exeter City, local football club.

Local information


Wherever you wish to work at Devon Partnership NHS Trust you’ll find affordable housing both to rent and buy across Devon. You’re sure to find a home you love from as little as £150,000 to buy or from £500 to rent per month.

Famous for

Cream teas, Jurassic coast line, railways, Jack Russell dogs and Chris Martin are all famed to Devon. It’s also a popular filming location for films (War Horse, Alice in Wonderland) and television shows (Sense and Sensibility, Poirot).

Areas of interest

You’re spoilt for choice in Devon with the Moors and beautiful coastlines. You’re also a hop, skip and a jump away from Cornwall, Bristol and Bath as well as close to London transport links.