A Guide on Finding Your Perfect Home Location in Dorset

Arguably the most important factor to consider when buying a home is what location is best suited to you. In this blog we have weighed up the best locations in Dorset to help you decide which will be the perfect location for your new home.


Great locations if you are retiring:

Shaftesbury: A picturesque little market town with romantic cobbled streets. Located near the A350 as well as within a short drive of both Salisbury and Blandford Forum this well connected town is a great choice for those looking for a relaxing retirement, with on average houses selling for £350,000. 

Charminster: An endearing village with a population just shy of 3000 people. Thus this is a great place to have a home for those looking for a quite lifestyle in the countryside. With that said, Charminster is just 2 miles north of Dorchester so it is definetely not isolated!

Weymouth: Many would assume that those retiring are looking for a quite location, but this isn’t always the case. Weymouth is considered as of on the most desirable locations to retire in the whole of the UK! As well as having one of the best beaches in the UK, Weymouth is also perfect for scenic coastal walks, seafood lovers, and those who love to have activities to keep themselves busy. 

Ideal for Families:

Dorchester: A massive pull factor for Dorchester is not only the great central location but it’s also in the catchment area for an array of exceptional schools. A 10 minute drive can bring you to the popular seaside town of Weymouth, and there are direct train lines to Bournemouth, Bath, Bristol, London, and  amongst many other towns. 

Sherborne: Located in north-west Dorset,  boasting incredible architecture this is  great location for families. Sherborne hosts five weekly markets as well as highly regarded schools. There are also great transport links from Sherborne to London as well as to many other locations.

Best locations for Young Professionals:

Poole: A busy location with many opportunities for young people in the job field. Known for having the world’s second largest natural harbour, Poole is home to many beaches as well as countless bars, pubs, and clubs, making it ideal for the younger population.

Bridport: A quieter option for those who prefer a smaller town feel as opposed to a larger city. Bridport thrives on arts and crafts as well as the popular markets, making this an ideal choice for the younger population. An added bonus is the housing prices are lower than the Dorset average!

Hopefully this blog has given you some helpful insight into what may be the perfect location for you, but just remember that there are plenty hidden gems in Dorset that many do not know about so we suggest you keep your mind open!