Apparently it's the first new town in Devon since medieval times - around 250 homes are now occupied in Cranbrook in the east of the county.
The primary school has grown from thirty pupils last year to more than a 180 this term. The entire community is being built from scratch with most people moving from other parts of the county. Richard Lawrence reports.
The Housing Minister, Mark Prisk, is due to visit Devon's newest town today. It comes as a £20 million grant is awarded to speed up building work in Cranbrook, which has slowed in the current economic climate.
The money will help the construction of more than 6,000 new homes and new transport links and should create 1,500 jobs.
Plans for a 4 point 5 million pound railway station at the new town of Cranbrook in east Devon have been submitted It will have one platform and will be used as the main transport link for the 3 thousand homes planned for the development.