Derriford is the home of Plymouth University Hospitals NHS trust Hospital. Derriford Hospital is a large teaching establishment and is used for clinical training of medical students from the Plymouth University Peninsula school of medicine. It is one of 5 hospitals with attached MOD hospital units to cater for service personnel. There are also private medical centres including the Nuffield hospital which also owns the Nuffield Health Devonshire health and Racquet club. The Tamar Science Park is a world class centre of excellence for ground-breaking research, business and laboratory innovation. Marjons university is also situated in Derriford and specialises in sports related teacher training and therapy. Access out to the rugged Dartmoor countryside is simple and quick. Estover houses many business parks and large commercial units and provides significant employment opportunity at many levels.
Property types in Derriford & Estover probably span the greatest range in value. At the upper end, individually designed and built executive properties with grounds, modern town houses and flats at Plymbridge Lane and affordable starter homes in Estover.
The postcode sectors for Derriford are PL6 7 & and Estover is PL6 8. In the Derriford Sector there were 134 home sales during 2020, and the average sale price was £247916. Of these sales, 7% were leasehold flats. The average sale price in 2021 of £283240 was 33% higher than 2015.
Schools are Notre Dame Catholic Comprehensive School, Tor Bridge High, Thornbury Primary, Tor Bridge Primary, Cann Bridge School.