Local area guide

Living in Yeovil

Thinking about moving to Yeovil? 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 Yeovil

Why Yeovil is a good place to live

Steeped in history and set amid rolling countryside, Yeovil has plenty to offer both locals and newcomers alike. The town enjoys an advantageous position in the heart of South Somerset, boasting excellent transport links to picturesque towns and villages as well as major destinations like London.

Living in Yeovil means immersing yourself in rich Roman history and making the most of both urban amenities and rural charm. Not too big, not too small, with a population of around 50,000, you'll find a variety of pubs, restaurants, independent stores and chain retailers to cater to your shopping and dining needs.

Exceptional views and serene landscapes are within walking distance, and you can indulge in outdoor activities with cycle paths and walking trails never far away. Yeovil boasts rich heritage, well-preserved architecture and a vibrant mix of shops, cafes and local markets, not to mention some of the most affordable house prices in the whole of the South West.

What's Yeovil famous for?

Yeovil is famous for its rich industrial past, having housed the UK’s most critical glove-making hub. The passionately supported Yeovil Town FC still go by the nickname ‘The Glovers’.

Today, the town has a strong connection with aviation and is known for producing the first-ever motor car with an internal combustion engine. Yeovil is also famous for its historical buildings such as the 14th Century St John the Baptist Church.

Things to do in Yeovil

There's no shortage of things to see, do and enjoy in Yeovil. For animal lovers, a visit to Cary Alpacas is a must, synonymous with scenic walks and making fluffy friends. Theatre-goers will be attracted to The Octagon Theatre, offering a rich programme of live performances.

Stay captivated by the history of aviation at the Fleet Air Museum, or immerse yourself in the local botanic beauty at Yeovil Country Park or Town Tree Nature Garden. For adventurous ones, make your way to Ready2Climb Adventure Zone, and rail enthusiasts will find Yeovil Railway Centre an absolute delight. The unique blend of nature, culture and history means there are always things to do in Yeovil.

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Average asking prices in Yeovil today

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

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£225,000

71 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£450,000

94 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£280,000

99 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£120,000

45 properties for sale

Properties currently for sale in Yeovil

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Transport in Yeovil

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

Local connections

Yeovil Pen Mill
National Rail
0.8 miles / 1.3 km
Yeovil Junction
National Rail
1.4 miles / 2.3 km
Thornford
National Rail
3.1 miles / 5.0 km
Yetminster
National Rail
4.1 miles / 6.6 km
Sherborne
National Rail
5.2 miles / 8.4 km
Chetnole
National Rail
5.8 miles / 9.3 km

Schools in Yeovil

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

Education in Yeovil

St Gildas Catholic Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Reckleford Infant School and Nursery
Ages: 2 - 7 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Huish Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
Yeovil College
Ages: 16 - 99 years old
Ofsted Rating: Requires improvement (2023)
St. Michael's Academy
Ages: 7 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Pen Mill Infant Nursery and Academy
Ages: 3 - 7 years old

Local pubs in Yeovil

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  • Globe & Crown

    Yeovil, Somerset, BA20

    Located in the bustling market town of Yeovil, the Globe & Crown is ideally located at 73 South Street, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 1QF. Please use BA20 1SB for our private car park.