Local area guide

Living in Falmouth

Thinking about moving to Falmouth? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools and transport connections are like - and of course the most important thing of all: how much houses cost to buy.

Your guide to moving to Falmouth

Why Falmouth is a good place to live

Located on the picturesque south coast of Cornwall, Falmouth is an inviting town filled with charm, history and an abundance of natural beauty. Boasting the third deepest natural harbour in the world, the town provides a fascinating blend of coastal living with impressive sea views, sandy beaches and easy access to countryside.

The presence of Falmouth University contributes to a vibrant and youthful feel, with lots of shops, restaurants and venues bursting with creativity. If you're considering moving to Falmouth, you'll be happy to know it offers a spectrum of great amenities, from high street retailers and independent boutiques to distinguished seafood eateries and classic English pubs.

What's more, reliable transport connections via train and road and rich maritime heritage, Falmouth presents a compelling blend of the traditional and the contemporary.

What's Falmouth famous for?

Falmouth is famous for its maritime heritage, best showcased at the fascinating National Maritime Museum - a must-visit for anyone interested in the history of sailing and exploration. Pendennis Castle meanwhile is a fortification built by Henry VIII and another key feature of Falmouth's fascinating history.

One of Falmouth's best-known gems is the impressive Gyllyngvase beach, which is filled with happy holiday-makers all summer long. The town is also recognised for annual festivities like the Falmouth Oyster Festival, celebrating the town's well-established connection with the seafood industry.

Things to do in Falmouth

If you're looking for things to do in Falmouth, you'll never fall short of options. Delve into the rich maritime history at the National Maritime Museum or explore the historical Pendennis Castle.

For nature enthusiasts, the town offers various stunning gardens like Fox Rosehill Garden and the exotic Glendurgan Garden, an open invite to lose yourselves in the world of flora and fauna. With four beautiful beaches within easy reach of the town centre, you can also enjoy a wide range of water activities. Take advantage of Falmouth's sailing heritage and usher into adventure with boat tours from Prince of Wales Pier.

And when the day draws to a close, why not enjoy some fresh local seafood at one of many waterfront pubs or restaurants? Falmouth truly offers something for everyone.

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Average asking prices in Falmouth today

We update our average asking prices every day using data from millions of properties for sale.

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£300,000

49 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£695,000

73 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£362,500

38 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£325,000

67 properties for sale

Properties currently for sale in Falmouth

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Transport in Falmouth

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Falmouth.

Local connections

Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier Ferry Landing
Ferry Port
0.1 miles / 0.2 km
Custom House Quay
Ferry Port
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
Falmouth Ntl Maritime Museum Ferry Landing
Ferry Port
0.4 miles / 0.6 km
Falmouth Town
National Rail
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Falmouth Docks
National Rail
0.7 miles / 1.1 km
Penmere
National Rail
0.7 miles / 1.1 km

Schools in Falmouth

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Falmouth.

Education in Falmouth

Falmouth Primary Academy
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
King Charles Church of England Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Flushing School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Marlborough School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Falmouth
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Requires improvement (2023)
Falmouth School
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Requires improvement (2023)

Local pubs in Falmouth

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