From a business point of view, the benefits of the region are clear. However, working life is just part of the story; Greendale Business Park is situated beside the stunning East Devon Area of Natural Beauty (AONB), which encompasses acres of unspoilt countryside, traditional villages and important heritage sites, and 18 miles of spectacular Jurassic coastline. With all this on the Park doorstep, a healthy work/life balance can become easy reality; excellent local transport links mean that when the working day ends, a wealth of leisure activities begin, from cycling, sailing, riding and canoeing to simply relaxing on the nearest beach.
Whether the beauty of the countryside, the bustle of city life (or both) holds the most appeal, living and working in East Devon is, effectively, a chance to ‘have your cake and eat it’! With Exeter city centre just seven miles to the west of the Business Park, there are also plenty of opportunities to enjoy the rich cultural life of this area. The arts are well represented in Exeter. Superb galleries and museums, such as the award-winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum, offer a wide variety of exhibitions; quirky, independent venues like the Phoenix Centre and Bike Shed Theatre combine with the Exeter Corn Exchange, the Northcott Theatre and the city’s cinemas to produce a packed calendar of events throughout the year. Exeter also offers a great selection of shops, from well-known high street names to more eclectic boutiques, and the city’s restaurants, pubs, cafes and bars are well worth exploring.
Exeter is a unique place. Here, the ancient (Exeter Cathedral; the Roman wall) rubs shoulders with the modern, informing the rich cultural mix that gives the city its truly special character.