Life in Cornwall is defined by the hundreds of miles of gorgeous coastline and the opportunities for leisure that it offers. Cottages in coastal towns are in high demand, and families vie for homes in Truro, where the major schools are located. Cornwall is better-connected to the rest of the UK than ever, thanks to upgrades to the A30, a Penzance to Paddington mainline with a sleeper service, and daily flights from Newquay Airport to London Gatwick and Manchester. Cornwall is also known for its gardens, independent shops and galleries, and many of the town centres are pedestrianised, cobbled, and lined with attractive old pubs. Locals will tell you that what you’ve heard about the weather isn’t true, and that the sun shines at least once a day — or perhaps they’ll keep their secret to stop all of the UK from moving down to Cornwall.