Quality of life and hours of sunshine
Above all, it’s the quality of life in Dorchester that attracts many retirees to the pretty market town; the clean sea air, the relaxed pace, the stunning beaches and quality restaurants all add up to better living and make up for the key reasons which people live longer here. Dorset gets more sun than most places, with approximately 364 more hours than the national average and what is more, there are plenty of beaches and countryside to enjoy the additional sunshine in. Situated in the south of Dorset, just seven miles from the coast, Dorchester offers residents a relaxed, yet vibrant lifestyle with a mix of old and new architecture. The high street is vibrant and buzzing with plenty of shops and a fantastic, local food scene stemming from the abundance of locally grown produce.