Somerset - where you and your family can grow... * explore 3,450 square km of glorious & diverse countryside  * Very low crime rate compared to UK avg.  * South West has highest life expectancy (APHO)  * 23 farmers’ markets; over 30 commercial cider makers & more than 20 cheese producers  * 90+% of parents achieve their first choice of school... Somerset is perfect for business and family-life

Lifestyle in Somerset

Somerset is ideally situated in the heart of the West Country, between the cities of Bristol and Bath, the Bristol Channel, and the Devon, Dorset and Wiltshire borders. It offers the perfect balance of traditional values and modern-day business success.

The main towns of Taunton, Yeovil and Bridgwater provide a diverse and affordable range of property, shops, sports and leisure activities. Meanwhile, Somerset’s vibrant market towns and tranquil, rural villages offer a wide choice of stunning locations for both businesses and families – with property at least 30% cheaper than in London.

Quality of life for families and employees

Two of the most important factors in the choice of business location are quality of life for families and for employees – and Somerset offers an outstanding lifestyle for both.

Somerset is big and beautiful. It is the UK’s 12th largest county, boasting the Levels, the rolling hills of Exmoor, the Mendips and the Quantocks, as well as laying claim to 30km of glorious coastline.

The county’s traditional landscape and architectural heritage has always been an inspiration to those lucky enough to be living and working here. Delicious food and drink are also vital elements of traditional Somerset life and our 8,500 farmers and food producers make up the largest number in the UK. More

Read here about recent inward investor Print Guy who says, "Somerset is wonderful for family life."

First-class education

Educational opportunities in Somerset are first-class, with over 90% of parents achieving their first choice secondary school in September 2012, compared with only two-thirds in London. Somerset also offers an excellent choice of world-class independent schools, including Millfield and Wells Cathedral School. More

Whatever you’re looking for, Somerset offers the perfect balance of business and pleasure.

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Choice in Education

93% of Somerset A-level students gained min. 2xA Levels (A*-E) in 2012, 90%+ pupils achieved first choice of school

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