We moved here in December 2012 from Surrey. We took a chance as we did not know Dorset or Dorchester. We wanted somewhere we could retire to yet be within a town setting where we could walk to everything that we wanted. We also wanted a new property but not in some pokey set of boxes that many builders seem wedded to.
Prince Charles has had great influence over this Duchy controlled development and no cost has been spared in using the right materials to give the town the feeling of having copied the styles of the last 100+ years.
We are walking more now than ever before and as there is an electric bus service to Dorchester we have been on the bus a number of times, the first bus experience for over 40 years. We can walk to the dentist, doctor, new hospital, pharmacy, supermarket, cafe, pub, garden centre and pancake cafe, wine importers, leisure centre, spa and several shops.
If Poundbury is maintained to a good standard it will pass the test of time. It is only half completed but it seems as though there is every intention to keep the standard high.
People here are very friendly and this is true for Dorset generally.
We are really happy here!
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