Relocating to Dorset

Relocating to Dorset

Relocating to Dorset

If you are currently planning a move away from the stress of city life in London and out to the country, then make sure that Dorset is in your top three list of places to move to. With its historical beauty and breath-taking Jurassic coastlines there is no better place to escape the daily grind and enjoy a less hectic lifestyle.

Here are just a few reasons why Dorset should be at the top of your relocation list!

Nature at its best: Dorset boasts an abundance of break-taking coastlines, stunning beaches, rolling hills and extraordinary forestlands. Having all this on your doorstep every day is the best way to ensure a peaceful and tranquil life.

Historic landscape: The Jurassic Coast spans 95 miles of Dorset coastline and is the only natural World Heritage Site in England. For those keen fossil hunters there is no better place to start looking.

A sunny climate: Scientists have revealed that Dorset enjoys an extra 364 hours of sunny weather compared to other counties across the UK. For those who enjoy the beach and water sports more sun means you can enjoy the wide range of glorious, unspoiled beaches that Dorset has to offer.

A prosperous economy: Dorset’s tourism industry is flourishing and alongside thriving business centres in engineering, defence and environmental technology the county offers many career opportunities.

Direct transport links: If you are still planning to work in London after the move, the city is only a two and half hour drive away. However, if you would rather let the train take the strain there is a direct train route from Weymouth to London Waterloo that stops at Dorchester, Wareham and Poole along the way.

Delicious local food and produce: A mild climate and highly fertile soils has seen Dorset become one of the best producers of local produce. It’s incredibly diverse food landscape has attracted many of the UK’s top chefs to relocate to the area including Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall and Lesley Waters.

Entertainment: There is never a dull moment in Dorset as the summer months bring with them, not only glorious beach expeditions, but an abundance of festivals that cater for all tastes and audiences, both young and old. Even in the colder months there is always something going on like the Harbour Swim in Weymouth on Christmas day; not for the faint hearted!

Good health service: Dorset boasts some of the best NHS hospitals in the country and many welcoming GP practices.

A high life expectancy: It is perhaps because of the aforementioned reasons that Dorset residents have the highest life expectancy in the UK. The peaceful life Dorset provides together with an abundance of fresh produce and spectacular landscapes has resulted in the highest recorded average life expectancy in the UK; 82.9 years for males and 86.6 years for females.

Have we convinced you to make the move to Dorset? If you would like help to find the perfect property for your relocation to Dorset then pick up the phone to any of our Dorset Property teams across Dorset.

Added: 21st February 2020

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