Move to Exeter with Us in 4 Easy Steps!
We feel it is important that you know exactly what your moving costs will be upfront with no nasty surprises.
Our surveyor will conduct a detailed pre-move survey to ascertain the volume of effects being moved.
The surveyor will either visit your home or conduct a video survey and note any items you want to transfer.
There will also be an opportunity to discuss any special requirements or questions you may have.
Once the consultation has been carried out, a free no obligation written quotation will follow within 48 hours.
Our quotation will outline exactly what is covered, as per your instructions and a price.
If you are not quite at the stage of wanting to receive a home visit you can still take advantage of our Guesstimate tool.
Just complete the quick estimate form on our website to get an approximate idea of the costs involved.
Having been specialists in removals for so long, we can assure you that there is nothing we have not moved before.
You can rest assured that your personal belongings will be well protected and safe throughout the transportation process.
When you choose the option of a full packing service, everything will be wrapped, packed and listed on a detailed inventory before being loaded onto the vehicle.
A copy of the inventory will follow shortly after.
4 Moving & Storage
White & Company is also able to provide flexible storage solutions for all your needs.
Whether that be storage while you have building works carried out on your new home or while you live in rented accommodation for a period of time.
Whatever your storage needs may be we can help. We offer a range of different sized units with competitive prices, easy access in safe, dry and secure personally dedicated storage containers.
Removals to Exeter
Devon is a beautiful part of the country and if you are lucky enough to be relocating here, you will have plenty to look forward to. However, before you get nice settled in your new home there are a few things you will have to organise. One of which is the transferring of your personal belongings.
White & Company have been moving people in and out of Exeter for over 145 years and have a solid reputation as being an experienced and well-priced removals company. We carry out home removals with the highest degree of professionalism, using a variety of purpose-made packing materials and local storage solutions to deliver your prized possessions.
As founder members of the industry’s leading regulators; British Association of Removers, FIDI & OMNI, we adhere to the highest standards of the removals industry and undergo regular audits.
Our membership of these organisations gives you added security that, in the unlikely event that something goes wrong, you have someone to turn to.
Whether you’ve already found somewhere to live in Exeter, or you are simply weighing up a move locally or further afield, don’t hesitate to get in touch with White & Company today to discuss your options and receive a free no obligation written quotation.
About White & Company
White & Company has 19 branches located across the UK from the Channel Islands to Scotland and a network of industry partners.
This extensive relocation network allows us to provide the perfect removal solutions no matter where you’re moving.
Through hard work, commitment and excellent service, we are now one of the industry’s largest removal companies. We have 240 specialist vehicles, full trained and security cleared removals staff and 19 storage locations across the UK.
Our Mission Statement
“To continue the traditions founded in 1871 by providing the quality expected by our clients; backed up by superb packing materials, highly trained crews, effective management and a genuine commitment to customer care and the environment.”
Rest assured you can trust White & Company to take care of your personal effects with care and respect from collection to delivery.
Why Move to Exeter?
Another cathedral city besieged by blitzkrieg bombing during the Second World War, you could be forgiven for mistaking Exeter as more of a town than a city.
Its tight knit communities live amongst meandering medieval lanes and Georgian townhouses, feeding its long-held reputation as a destination of choice for retirees in search of a slower pace of life outside of UK’s urban cities.
This sleepy status doesn’t quite paint the full picture. Surrounded by beaches, rolling hills and wilderness, moving to Exeter is as much a lifestyle choice as it is slowing down into retirement.
Many working couples and families are now flocking to the area for its eclectic mix of city, country and beach lifestyles.
Exeter is fast becoming a regional hub for modern business and tourism in both Devon and neighbouring, Cornwall, unlocking a wealth of working opportunities outside of the typical employment landscapes.
Exeter is also a strategically placed city truly embedded in the countryside. With the English Riviera and awe-inspiring Jurassic Coastline to the south and the rolling moors and countryside of Devon to the north, there are an abundance of places to get truly lost in.
Despite its rural location it remains incredibly well connected with a train service capable of getting you to London in just over 2 hours, Bath in one and a half hours, and Bristol and Plymouth in under an hour. The city even has its own airport which operates flights to destinations across Europe.
The city is a real ‘foodies’ haven where you can indulge in the culinary delights of award-winning restaurants, markets and festivals.
There is no shortage of waterholes either, from traditional village pubs to swanky waterfront bars serving up cocktails, pizzas and live music on the quay. Vineyards also cater to the more sophisticated pallet with soil and weather conditions ripe for growing grapes.
With strong working opportunities and plenty of leisure activities to fill your spare time it’s not hard to see why Exeter has been voted again and again as one of the best places to live in the UK.
Working in Exeter
Historically, Exeter became an affluent centre for the wool trade during the late 19th century until this and other agricultural industries fell into decline later in the twentieth century.
Today, health and social work accounts for 18% of all jobs in Exeter, shortly followed by retail (17%), with 35,000 people commuting into the city daily to work in these and other sectors.
Another increasingly growing area of employment is in the digital tech industries. The sector has exploded in recent years with nearly 170% growth, the highest of any tech cluster in the UK.
There are nearly 5000 companies in Exeter ranging from smaller companies with less than 10 employees to large nationals such as the Met Office, Devon County Council and the University of Exeter, which provides over 3,900 jobs in the local area.
Europe’s largest regional airline, Flybe, operates from the city’s airport and is another provider of jobs. Other large companies with headquarters in Exeter include EDF Energy, Altitude Investments, Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering, the Bank of England, and Fargo Systems.
Once you have relocated to your new home in Exeter, there is a whole host of important things you need to organise.
Below is some practical information which may prove helpful.
Schools & Education
Exeter has a great mix of excellent local state and private schools and it is this which is a driving factor behind many families’ decision to move here.
There are 25 primary schools, four referral schools, three special schools and five secondary schools. Three of the best primary schools in Exeter according to Ofsted are Newton St Cyres Primary School, Ladysmith Infant School and Exwick Heights Primary School.
The University of Exeter, which is a member of the prestigious research-intensive Russell Group of Universities has two campuses in the city and accounts for the large student population of the city.
More information on researching and finding schools, colleges and universities in the Exeter area is available here: www.alltheschools.com/devon/exeter.htm.
Exeter offers a wide range of differing property types from Victorian, Georgian, and Edwardian period homes, to a mixture of 30’s, 50’s, and 60’s style properties. The city is in an enviable position as it finds itself surrounded by beautiful rural countryside and stunning villages offering a range of differing properties of varying sizes, many with land attached.
The average property price in Exeter is currently £295,390. Statistics for the area indicate rise in the value of homes by 2.89% over the past year. For a 4-bedroom family sized home you can expect to pay around £446,000.
The most sought-after properties are those found in in St Leonards, however there are plenty of other mid-range properties in highly regarded local suburban towns, such as Topsham and Pennsylvania. Located on the Exe estuary, Topsham is home to lovely Georgian townhouses and has a great range of local pubs, as well as highly rated local schools, making it a preferable location among families. The average house price in Topsham (EX3) is currently £420,311.
Exeter is currently in the middle of a house building bonanza. If you are interested in purchasing a brand-new home, you will have plenty of choice. There are currently 15 new development sites located across Exeter, to view some of these, see below:
Barratt Homes – Minerva
Bovis Homes – Turnstone Rise at Cranbrook
Greenspire – Cavanna Homes
Popular Places to Live near Exeter
Below is a rough guide to the closest towns and villages to Exeter:
- Brampford Speke
- Clyst Honiton
- Clyst Saint Mary
- Stoke Canon
What Others Say…
Wayne Middleton and Brian Witherford were professional and extremely helpful. Did a brilliant job. Would recommend Whites to anyone. Thanks very much.
Have used this company regularly for 5 years including my time in the armed forces. They are professional and efficient. Will use them again on our next move.
The move went very smoothly and they were very polite.
Â A very smooth move by White and Co. The team worked very hard and were polite, professional and helpful.