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Lifestyle in Somerset

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

Somerset is big and beautiful – the UK’s 12th largest county - including the rolling hills of Exmoor, the Mendips and Quantocks and the Levels - but did you know it also includes 30km of glorious coastline?

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.

Our main towns – Taunton, Yeovil and Bridgwater – provide a diverse and affordable range of property, shops, sports and leisure activities. For those moving from the capital, housing is around 30% cheaper in Somerset.

Somerset's 20 bustling market towns and villages each have their own special character and architectural heritage - but they all share a friendly, community spirit.

It's no wonder that Somerset’s crime rates are very low – it is among the safest regions in England, according to Home Office figures.

Fast road and rail links provide quick and easy access. Workers no longer have to worry about long, stressful city commutes and pollution – and arrive feeling healthier than ever.