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 between preserving traditional values in life and business and succeeding in the fast-moving 21st Century.

The main towns of Taunton, Yeovil and Bridgwater provide a diverse and affordable range of property, shops, sports and leisure activities. Meanwhile, a network of vibrant market towns and numerous tranquil, rural villages nestled within its hills and moors, means the county offers a wide choice of stunning locations for both businesses and families – with property at least 30 per cent cheaper than in London.

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, including 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. The historic city of Wells with its striking cathedral and the ancient abbey at Glastonbury attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year who recognise the magnificent tradition and culture of the region. Somerset's long-standing cricket heritage is encapsulated in the magnificanet surroundings of Somerset County Cricket Club, who are experiencing unprecedented on-field success.

Delicious food and drink are vital elements of traditional Somerset life and our 8,500 farmers and food producers make up the largest number in the UK. We have numerous farmers’ markets, independent breweries, commercial cider makers, cheese makers and other local producers. 

Educational opportunities in Somerset are first-class, with more than nine out of ten parents achieving their first choice of state secondary school for 2009/10, compared with just two-thirds in London. Somerset also offers an excellent choice of world-class independent schools, including Millfield and Wells Cathedral School.

Somerset’s crime rates are very low too – it is one of the safest regions in England, according to Home Office figures.

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

Somerset 3D offers a tailored business relocation service for business people considering moving their business to Somerset or setting up a new business here. For more information about how Somerset 3D can help you, please call us on 0845 1222 066 or email