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  Living in Penzance 

Penzance is a town and port in Cornwall, and is the county’s most westerly major town. 

Thanks to the mild temperate climate year round, one of the more striking features of the town is its abundance of palm trees and sub-tropical gardens, which give the town a unique sense of cheer. The surrounding landscape and coastline is also rather lovely too and is of national importance, with a rich diversity of both plant and wildlife. Many of the town’s beaches also have blue flag status and are beautiful places to visit, whilst the town is also home to top quality restaurants which residents of Penzance can enjoy. Penzance also has two art galleries, the Newlyn Art Gallery which has been on the scene for some 120 years, and the Exchange which opened in 2017 - both make for interesting visits. 

Penzance also has the largest surviving seawater lido in Britain, known as the Jubilee Pool. Open from early June to late September, it’s a great spot for everyone to go safely swimming in fresh seawater. Also closeby to Penzance is St Michael’s Mount, owned by the National Trust and just 3 miles from the town. Still home to the St Aubyn family as well as a small community, the iconic island is crowned by a medieval church and castle, where some of the oldest buildings date as far back as the 12th century. 

Trains run through to Truro twice hourly taking just 40 minutes, whilst rail connections also run through to Exeter and Plymouth. Truro is also just a 45 minute drive from the town for those who prefer to travel by car, whilst other neighbouring villages are also easily accessible by taking a trip on the A30. 

Penzance is also home to very good schools, making it a great location for those with families. Pensans and St Mary’s Catholic school are both rated as outstanding primaries. Humphry Davy is rated as a good secondary, whilst Mounts Bay Academy is rated as outstanding. The crime rate in Penzance and West Cornwall is also one of the lowest in England, making it a great place to settle down for both families and individuals alike.