Your essential housing guide: the Vic Street and Springfield Road edition

If you drive a Fiat 500 or a Mini Cooper you’ll fit right in

This area is one of the closest to campus that isn’t halls, and consequently houses on Vic Street and Springfield Road are always the first to go.

You can make it to your 9am by leaving the house 10 minutes before and not even breaking a sweat.

That’s not to say the clubs aren’t far away either; a 10-minute power-walk to TP means you won’t sober up on the way.

Vic Street on a tidy morning

They’re (almost) entirely student streets, meaning you don’t have to worry about noise complaints when you throw an awesome second-year house party.

Meanwhile, living here you’ll always be bumping into people you know, a surefire way to up your BNOC status.

The convenience store, Saunders, is 30 seconds from your doorstep and will be the place you end up spending 60% of your time and 90% of your student loan.

They sell everything a student could need: milk, ready meals, White Ace and Lambrini. You can even top-up your electricity there.

An absolute lifesaver

The Vic pub across the street does some of the best burgers in Exeter and is the perfect place to go for a drink with your housemates in the evening.

Drinks may be pricey, but if you can afford to live in this area it shouldn’t be a problem.

You’ll see everyone you know and maybe your lecturer in here

But it’s not without its drawbacks.

Let’s be honest – they’re streets full of students, so noise can be an issue. Be careful what you talk about when walking home, as your nosey neighbours can hear full conversations (sometimes quite entertaining but usually downright annoying). House parties and pre-drinks can also be heard halfway down the street.

If someone’s had a heavy night, the whole street will know about it – sick and kebab boxes tend to linger on the pavements for a good couple of weeks.

seen on Vic Street – stay classy, Exeter

Then there’s bin day… expect to face an obstacle course on the way to morning lectures.

All in all, you can’t deny this area is a great place to live. If you’re looking for a lively student area that’s close to pretty much everything then pay that deposit soon. These houses are going like hotcakes.