Why Do People Move to Dorset?

Posted on 23/12/2019 by Nick Johnson
Why Do People Move to Dorset?

Thousands of new residents move to Dorset every year, and it’s one of the prominent places for people who relocate from larger cities and towns. But what drives them to this county? At Johnson’s of Shaftesbury, we live and work in Gillingham, Shaftesbury and the surrounding towns. And we love everything about Dorset. With this in mind, here is our guide to reasons why you should move to Dorset.

5 Reasons Why People Move to Dorset –

Stunning outdoor spaces – You won’t find anywhere else in Britain with more sunlight per day than Dorset. And this means there are lots of outdoors and beach activities on offer. From the Jurassic Coast, Lulworth Cove, Golden Cap, beaches, country parks, and nature reserves, you’ll have a plethora of beauty on your doorstep.

Active business sector – Tourism rules the roost in Dorset. The county boasts some of the finest seaside resorts in the UK. And the knock-on effect is a micro-economy that has a high rate of employment. However, it’s not a one-trick location, with advanced engineering, environmental technologies and financial services finding success here.

Excellent transport links – Although Dorset has no cities, the transport links throughout the county are impressive. The smaller villages may require some journey planning, but most have a local train station within a reasonable distance. An average travel time between Bournemouth and London is three hours. And within Dorset, most areas have dedicated bus services.

Culture and year-around events – Dorset is a county that has many claims to literary fame. Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy and Paul Nash all called Dorset home. And you’ll find lots of information about them at the Dorset County and Lyme Regis Museums. Dorset is also a hotspot for annual festivals, such as Bestival, Mudeford Seafood Festival, Wimborne Vintage Cycle Ride and many more.

Rental opportunities for second properties – Dorset is also a sought-after location for people who want to buy a second property. This is often for use as a summer/holiday home which then represents an opportunity to rent out during vacant periods. And with the rise in freelancers who manage short-term rental properties, you won’t have to have much involvement.

Best Places to Live in Dorset 2019 –

Bridport & West Bay – You’ll find this bustling market town and its neighbouring fishing village on the Jurassic Coastline. West Bay’s claim to fame is hosting the famous TV series Broadchurch, so it’s one of Dorset’s favourite visitor locations. The average house price here is £350,000 and the transport links here a good.

Poole – Set between Bournemouth and the Isle of Purbeck, you’ll find the lively seaside resort, Poole. This is a town that’s well known for its unspoiled beaches, most notably Sandbanks Beach. Poole has the accolade of being Europe’s largest natural harbour. The average house price here is £365,000 and the transport links in Poole are excellent.

Lyme Regis – The recurring theme of beaches is one that connects many of Dorset’s favourite locations. Lyme Regis is a very family-friendly/orientated area due to the array of outdoor activities and water sports on offer. It’s worth making a note to fit in a visit to The Cobb harbour. The average house price here is £425,000 and the transport links here will take you to every train station in Dorset.

Johnson’s of Shaftesbury – Dorset’s Favourite Removals Company –

Johnson’s is Dorset’s favourite movers and storage company, and we move tens of thousands of people in and around county every year. We make a point of getting to know our customers, and that’s why many returns to use us for future relocations or our other services. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to earn repeat customers who tend to refer us to their family, friends and work mates.

Johnson’s operates everywhere in Dorset and the surrounding areas. Our ethos is to make sure our customers receive the right service to suit their needs. To us, customer service is paramount. All our services and removals packages stem from client feedback.

If you’re thinking of moving to Dorset, contact us today. One of our friendly staff will discuss our range of services, as well as any information you need about the area.