Ten top reasons why quality of life is great in Somerset

Somerset is the ideal location for those who like to work hard and play hard. Here are just some of the many reasons why quality of life in Somerset is second-to-none.

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  1. Stunning surroundings: Ideally situated in the heart of the West Country, Somerset is breathtakingly 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.
  2. Competitive property prices: Somerset’s housing is competitively priced, with average house prices in the county town of Taunton, for instance, being around a third lower than similar homes in and around London.
  3. Variety of locality types: The county’s vibrant market towns and tranquil, rural villages offer a varied choice of wonderful locations, with two of Somerset’s towns ranking in the 2014 Sunday Times Best Places to Live in Britain guide.
  4. Good schools and colleges: Outstanding state schools, world-famous independent schools, a wide selection of further education establishments and six South West universities mean that students in Somerset have a great range of educational options available to them.
  5. Healthy environment: Somerset’s clean air and low pollution make it a healthy place to live, which is reflected in the fact that people in the South West are living longer than anywhere else in the country according to recent ONS Golffigures.
  6. Delicious local produce: Recognised internationally as one of the best regions for food and drink, Somerset has a vast array of high quality produce available on the doorstep. Farmers’ markets, independent breweries, commercial cider makers, cheese makers and other local producers all ensure that food and drink are vital elements of traditional Somerset life.
  7. Creativity and culture: Somerset's famous creative spirit has led to a culture rich in arts, literature, music and entertainment. Its wide range of cultural events and festivals guarantee that life in Somerset is always exhilarating.Willow man portrait
  8. History and architecture: There are thousands of historical sites and buildings in Somerset, and the county’s strong architectural heritage is a real inspiration to those who live here or come to visit.
  9. Sport and leisure: There are a wide range of sport and leisure pursuits on offer in Somerset, from cricket, golf, equestrianism and water sports through to beautiful walks, challenging climbs and great shopping.
  10. Great business opportunities: With a strong economy, great road and rail connections, a vibrant business community and some world-class projects on the doorstep, Somerset is the perfect choice for professionals seeking a better quality of life without compromising on their business aspirations.

Seize the opportunity!

Thousands of people migrate to Somerset every year to start a better life, with a large number of those coming from London and the South East.

Why not have a look at what some of the businesses that are based here or have relocated here say about why Somerset is such a great place to do business?

Somerset 3D provides free, bespoke advice and support for companies of all sizes that are considering moving all or part of their business to Somerset. Its helpful, independent and friendly team has the expertise, knowledge and contacts to ensure the process of relocating or extending a business into Somerset is as smooth as possible.

If you’re interested in finding out more, contact us on 0845 1222 066 or email enquiries@somerset3d.co.uk.

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