St Leonards lies between the Quayside in the south and the popular shops of Magdalen Road in the north. It’s a hugely desirable area of Exeter, within easy walking distance to the city centre and down to the River Exe. The housing is a mixture of traditional Exeter Victorian terraces but with a number of older Georgian properties that add to the historical importance and attraction of the area.
The Quay is a thriving cultural and commercial hub of the city, but it is Magdalen Road that really contributes to the village atmosphere of St Leonards. For example, Dan Taylor’s The Grocer on the Green offers fresh, local, seasonal and organic fruit and vegetables to Exeter. Alongside Dan’s business, established shops and services such as Gibsons Plaice fishmongers, Headquarters Exeter hair salon, Bon Gout delicatessen, Ben’s Farm shop and newer businesses including The Common Beaver (offering great bagels and coffee), Magdalen Cheese & Provisions and Fika Salon make the area an independent and bustling alternative to the city centre.
St Leonards has everything you would want from a location: shops, schools, churches, doctors and dentists surgeries, excellent amenities, and fantastic access to other parts of the city and beyond. It’s the ideal place for families or individuals alike.