Dorset has thriving coastal cities of Weymouth, Bournemouth and Poole and charming countryside with quaint towns and villages. Life in Dorset is relaxed and calm, built around communities and maintaining a strong sense of tradition. Families flock there for the schools and outdoor lifestyle and jobs in the large towns.
New homes are dotted in and around the main towns as well as in countryside locations, such as Christchurch, Blandford Forum, Ferndown, Sherbourne, Dorchester and Gillingham.
Dorset is well served with A-roads through the county and the South West Trains travel between Dorset and London and routes through the West Country.
Bournemouth University is now a leading creative industry hub encouraging companies to establish themselves in the area to take advantage of the growing pool of talent.
Dorset shares its four borders with the counties of Devon which is to the west, Somerset to the north-west.