House Prices in Torquay

Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay. It lies 18 miles (29 km) south of the county town of Exeter and 28 miles (45 km) east-north-east of Plymouth, on the north of Tor Bay, adjoining the neighbouring town of Paignton on the west of the bay and across from the fishing port of Brixham.The town's economy, like Brixham's, was initially based upon fishing and agriculture, but in the early 19th century it began to develop into a fashionable seaside resort, initially frequented by members of the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars while the Royal Navy anchored in the bay. Later, as the town's fame spread, it was popular with Victorian society. Renowned for its healthful climate, the town earned the nickname the English Riviera.

Valuations in Torquay

The most expensive recorded transaction in Torquay was £7,537,694 on 16 December 2014. The most recent recorded sale in Torquay was £186,000 on 26 August 2016. Properties in Torquay have an average price of £318,920 over the last 3 years.

Average property price

£249,318

-36% since 2017
-12% since 2016

Average selling prices in last 12 months by types

Schools in Torquay

Torquay has 97 schools with capacities ranging from 12 to 1409. There are a number of schools that cater for special educational needs. There is a mix of Foundation School, Community School, Voluntary Aided School, Other Independent School, Voluntary Controlled School, Other Independent Special School, Community Special School, EY Setting in the area.

Top 5 schools in Torquay (by capacity)

  • Westlands School

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    Pupils aged 11 to 18 attend this Mixed Foundation School. The schools has a capacity of 1409 pupils.

  • Torquay Community College

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    A Mixed Community School for pupils aged 11 to 16 years. The school enrols 1255 students.

  • Torquay Boys' Grammar School

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    A Boys Foundation School for pupils aged 11 to 18 years. The school enrols 1235 students.

  • St Cuthbert Mayne School

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    A Mixed Voluntary Aided School for pupils 11 to 18 years. The school enrols 993 students.

  • Torquay Girls Grammar School

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    A Girls Foundation School for pupils 11 to 18 years. The schools has a capacity of 864 pupils.

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