The Best Places To Live In Truro

So, if you’re thinking of moving to Truro, where are the best places to live?

Truro may be one of the UK’s smaller cities, but with its great shops, quality housing, abundance of eateries and family friendly entertainment, it’s one of the south west’s real property hotspots. Truro is dominated by the river (which bears the same name) and the infamous neo-gothic cathedral which attracts thousands of tourists every year.

The Lemon Quay provides the city’s main hub, where you’ll find all manner of shops and restaurants, the theatre, Truro’s regular farmer’s markets and many a music concert and arts and craft fair.

As if all this wasn’t enough to get you in the mood for a spot of house hunting, Truro has also been awarded Fair Trade City status and it has previously won the best small city category in the British Cleaning Council awards and was named the happiest place to live in the region, in Rightmove’s 2015 Happy Home Index.

So, if you’re thinking of moving to Truro, where are the best places to live?



Kenwyn is a small village in the suburbs of Truro, just half a mile north of the city centre. The average house price in the area is approximately £444,000 making it more expensive than Truro itself, but with the fantastic riverscapes and more relaxed pace of living, it’s one of the best places to live.


Devoran lies at the meeting point of the Carnon River and Restronguet Creek, about four miles south of Truro itself along the coast to coast footpath and cycle route. It is known for its peaceful atmosphere and offers some fantastic places to explore thanks to its close proximity to the Roseland Heritage Coast. Penryn and Falmouth are also nearby making it a great choice for city commuters.

Carnon Downs

Carnon Downs is a great place to live, just three miles away from the centre of Truro. It is home to a doctor’s surgery, post office, and other key local amenities all right on the doorstop as well as good road connections to Truro itself. The area is characterised by rolling countryside and nearby beaches making it perfect for young families and downsizers looking for a more related pace of life.


Set in beautiful Cornish countryside, Tresillian has retained much of its rural character despite being just three miles east of the city of Truro. The Tresillian River offers beautiful scenery and great walking routes and the recreation ground is another source of green, open space. Prices here average around £327,000 making it marginally cheaper than some of the other villages surrounding Truro.



Probus, famous for having the tallest church tower in Cornwall, lies just off the A390, close to the Cornish Main Line railway making it one of the South West’s best connected villages.

So if you’re interested in buying a new home in Truro, why not take a look at some of the new build homes on sale there now?

Publish date: 19/11/2018

Publisher: New Home Finder