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Fringed by palm trees and lapped by gentle waves, the seaside town of Paignton on the English Riviera is an attractive and lively place to live. Well-served by its tourists, your new home in Paignton is brimming with coffee shops, icecream stands, cafes, bars and restaurants. There are traditional pubs with menus packed with local produce as well as a busy high street with big name brands and supermarkets.

Aside from the iconic pier and miles of golden sands, your new build in Paignton has all the amenities you need, close by, including a hospital and GP surgeries, five primarys and a secondary school, a railway station and excellent road links to local towns and cities. But, with miles of blue flag beaches, coastal walking, cove exploring and wild swimming, why would you ever want to leave?

Living in Paignton

Shop close to home

While some people may never tire of fun in the extensive amusement pier, many will want to hit the shops to grab a bargain or enjoy fine dining. Your new home in Devon has so many bars and restaurants, with so many different world cuisines, that eating out is a wonderful adventure.

There are lots of shopping streets in Paignton, packed with top brands as well as supermarkets and out-of-town shopping. Check out the huge retail park development, Devonshire Park, just a short drive from your new build in Paignton, or enjoy The Willows Retail Park on the outskirts of nearby Torquay. If you'd like a whole day of shopping and exploring, head to the bright lights of Exeter or Plymouth.

Events and fun on the doorstep

Living in a top tourist resort gives you the vibrant carnival atmosphere during the summer and quiet coastal beauty and solitude during the winter months. Tourists fuel the many festivals and events that run throughout the year, fuelling the economy and making your new home in Paignton such a special place to live. 

Throughout the year, there’s a packed calendar of events including Torbay Children’s Week, Paignton Festival, The Torbay Airshow, The Paignton Regatta and foodie delight, Paignton Harbour Festival. During the festivities, there are pop-up shops, restaurants, fringe events, funfairs, entertainments and competitions. It really does make your new home in Paignton buzz with energy and fun.

New home, new school

There are several Ofsted 'outstanding' and 'good' primary schools close to your new build in Paignton. Secondary age children have Paignton Academy, South Devon High School and Torbay School, among other options. Your new house is well served by South Devon College of Further Education with nine campuses in the area and it has an excellent reputation.

Great road and rail links 

Buy a new build in Paignton and you're well placed for seaside adventures and travels further afield. The A380 and A385 are the key routes into the town, linking Paignton with Totnes (7 miles), Torquay (4 miles) and Newton Abbot (9 miles), before joining the A38. Paignton is halfway between Exeter (25 miles) and Plymouth (30 miles), Devon’s two cities. Close to your new build, Paignton is on the Great Western Railway Line with trains to London taking three hours. Trains from your home in Paignton to Exeter, take just under an hour, and to Plymouth, about an hour and fifteen minutes. There’s a convenient regional airport at Exeter (27 miles) for domestic and European flights.

New build homes in Paignton

Persimmon Homes has a number of new houses available in Paignton and new builds in Devon including new homes in Newton Abbot and Dawlish. To find out more about new properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…