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Move to Mutley in Plymouth: House prices, properties, schools and services


Mutley is one of the most thriving suburbs in Plymouth and at its heart is Mutley Plain.

Although Mutley Plain is only the main street of Mutley, the term is often applied to the whole area.

It was originally constructed in late Victorian times as a smart tree-lined avenue and subsequently improved during the next half century as a local shopping destination.

Originally, Mutley in Plymouth was the name of two parishes to the west of this road in the valley of the Houndiscombe Brook. The land to the east was actually part of Lipson.

Today, Mutley is a hugely popular residential area due to its close proximity to the city centre and a number of amenities and facilities.

Here’s everything you need to know about living in Mutley.


What are the properties like in Mutley?

Mutley in Plymouth is quite divided and boasts a healthy selection of different style properties.

They range from 1930s bay terraced houses, Edwardian and Victorian, large terraced properties which house multiple occupancies – particularly popular with students – and homes which have been converted into flats.

Fun fact: Did you know that a lot of the property terraces in Mutley were built from the outside in, so in the middle you’ll always find a house that’s either slightly larger or slightly smaller than the others in the row.

Mutley is a very well-established residential area and is very popular with families. It is a safe area to invest and buy property, which is reflected in the house prices.

Property prices in Mutley in Plymouth rose by some 31% last year, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The ONS found that the average price of a home in Mutley was £190,000 in 2021, compared to the average of £145,000 the previous year.

According to Rightmove, homes in Mutley sold for an overall average price of £190,326 during the past year.

The majority of sales were terraced properties (£226,658) followed by flats (£116,089) and semi-detached homes (£272,273).


What parks, play areas and facilities does Mutley have?

Mutley in Plymouth borders Central Park, the city’s largest green space which is a hugely popular recreational area for residents.

As well as a well-stocked cafe, there is also a large play park for children featuring swings, slides and even trampolines.

There are many sports fields within Central Park, including bowls and tennis courts.

You’ll also find Plymouth Argyle Football Club’s Home Park stadium at the western end of the park. Opposite that is the Plymouth Life Centre, which provides swimming, diving, climbing and gym facilities.  

Just up the road from Mutley Plain is Thorn Park, which is hidden behind a row of stunning properties and features a children’s play park and a basketball court.


What shops and services are there in Mutley?

Mutley Plain in Plymouth has established itself as a thriving independent quarter, featuring a number of new businesses.

It features a selection of shops and services – including our Lang Town & Country head office. Plymouth city centre is also a walkable distance.

You’ll find a range of grocery stores, chain supermarkets, and a diverse selection of different nationality food shops including Polish and Romanian. There is also a dance school, other property agents and a Post Office.

The nearest GP is Mannamead Surgery in Eggbuckland Road. The Mead Dental Practice is in Mannamead Road, while there are at least two other dentists within a mile radius.

Mutley Plain is also the go-to place in Plymouth if you need to get your hair cut, with an abundance of barbers and salons.

Places of worship in the local area include Peverell Park Methodist Church, Hope Baptist Church and St Edwards RC Church.


Are there any pubs, takeaways or restaurants in Mutley?

The three main public houses in Mutley in Plymouth are The Hyde Park, The Mannamead (JD Wetherspoon) and The Fortescue, which are all on Mutley Plain.

There are a number of fast-food outlets, cafes and fantastic eateries including The Early Bird and The Little Kitchen.

You’ll also find popular music venues such as The Junction.


Which schools are in the Mutley catchment area?

Mutley is the catchment area for some of Plymouth’s most well-regarded schools.

Primary schools include Hyde Park, Mount Street, Compton Vale and Manadon Vale, while Plymouth College is situated just off Mutley Plain.

The area is also close to the city’s three grammar schools, Plymouth High School for Girls, Devonport High School for Boys and Devonport High School for Girls.


What are the transport links like in Mutley?

Mutley in Plymouth is just a short distance from Manadon roundabout, which offers easy access to the A38.

Plymouth’s main railway station is a short walk away through Mutley Plain, where there are regular buses to the city centre and Derriford Hospital.

Mutley Plain also has two car parks where you can park for free for up to three hours.

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