26 Feb

Blandford Forum: Ideal for a relaxing lifestyle

Blandford Forum: Ideal for a relaxing lifestyle

The town of Blandford Forum is perfect for those looking to live in a relaxed and enjoyable community.

With around 8,000 residents, the town is well suited to those planning to downsize in retirement or families with young children as there is a wide choice of property for sale in Blandford Forum.

One of the main features of Blandford Forum is the stunning architecture and it still features many properties reflecting the Georgian period architecture after the town was rebuilt following a fire in the 19th Century.

Key structures include the Corn Exchange and the 1732 parish church of St Peter and St Paul. In fact, the former of these two hosts a weekly outdoor and bi-weekly indoor market - giving a great chance for residents to pick up a wide choice of locally-produced products.

For those who enjoy walking, there are numerous areas of historical significance just outside Blandford Forum. Hambledon and Hod Hill and Badbury Rings are both great examples of Iron Age hillforts that date back to around 800 BC and are perfect for exploring.

As well as two major supermarkets, the town also offers shopping fans the chance to browse a large number of interesting independent retailers. There are also some great cafes and restaurants that offer a mix of cuisine choices, as well as a few art galleries offering work from artists in the region.

Families with school-age children will also be interested in the local primary and secondary schools, which all of have a good rating from Ofsted. There are also a number of independent schools in the region offering education up to sixth form level.

Every year, the Dorset town hosts a Georgian Fayre in May, which celebrates the history of the area during the 18th century and is a great chance for the locals to get together to have a good time. There are a number of craft stalls, as well as a French and English market.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801698032-ADNFCR

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