Wed. Sep 27th, 2023
    Ivybridge: A Sleepy Town with a Tight-Knit Community

    Many families are drawn to the quiet town of Ivybridge, located just off the A38 and on the edge of Plymouth. However, while the town is loved for its picturesque surroundings and easy access to Dartmoor, residents have expressed the need for more late night venues and entertainment options in the area.

    Ivybridge boasts beautiful walks along the Erme River and close proximity to Plymouth and Exeter, making it an ideal location for families and nature enthusiasts. The town also has a strong sense of community, with residents supporting local businesses and forming tight-knit relationships with one another.

    Lucy Spooner, the owner of Pepperberry Florist, is one of the many business owners who have found a welcoming home in Ivybridge. Lucy has been a florist for over 35 years and has previously worked in London for the Queen’s Florist. She describes Ivybridge as a friendly and supportive town where everyone knows each other. The community’s support for local businesses like hers has been instrumental in her success.

    However, some residents feel that Ivybridge lacks options for entertainment, especially for teenagers. Lynn and Matt Williams, a mother and son duo, appreciate Ivybridge as a safe and family-friendly place, but acknowledge that teenagers often feel bored and constrained due to limited activities. They would like to see more late night venues and a greater variety of choices for dining out.

    Despite the desire for more nightlife, Ivybridge remains a beautiful place to live with its proximity to the moors and a range of outdoor activities. The town’s tight-knit community and supportive atmosphere are appealing to many residents. However, it is hoped that in the future, Ivybridge can cater to the needs of its younger population by providing more entertainment options that keep them engaged and satisfied.

    – “Many families are flocking to Ivybridge for a quiet life” – DevonLive