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Why move to West Moors

By Keith Brewer
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Why move to West Moors

If you live locally, you'll certainly know its name but the chances are you might not have made a point of stopping here and finding out more about it. If you have, chances are you decided to move here.

Have you ever been to West Moors?

You might say that West Moors is a bit of a hidden gem. One that, when people find it, they want to hang on to. Busy roads carry thousands of people past this wooded, East Dorset village every day, but it's a sure bet that many of them don’t take any notice of it behind the trees on the A31.

Spread around the main Village Centre and lying just north of Ferndown, it is a place to live that has almost everything going for it. A neighbourly, proper old-fashioned village with a thriving high street and all the amenities you’ll need on it, everyone's friendly when you go into the shops and it’s all convenient and local. And this, is the key to the high street thriving when other local parades have withered.

Characterised by leafy suburban roads and surrounded by Forestry Commission woodland, West Moors' congenial atmosphere belies its other key asset - its transport links. It sits close to the main artery across the region - to the West Country in one direction and Southampton and London the other. Which means it's at the heart of local area, within easy reach of the towns Ferndown, Wimborne, and Ringwood or the beaches of Bournemouth and Poole.

Property locally is typified by large family homes on easy-going roads and avenues, but is still mixed. As is the demographic these days, residents here cover most ages and circumstances today. Where once it used to be mainly retirement, today it's families and younger couples just as much. The family properties here offer just what everybody wants for their children with good sized back gardens and safe roads.

With a quality local school system operating over three tiers, and a very low crime rate, to say nothing of the renowned Moors Valley Country Park just up the road which adds to our own abundance of forestry trailway walks and cycle rides. For those wishing to get involved there is a wide variety of many local clubs, societies and annual events to enjoy.

West Moors offers potential buyers a great value for their money. With a large percentage of quality housing stock from a busy building period between the 1890s and 1930s, as well as the fruits of the bungalow boom of the 60s, there are also numerous contemporary developments, including flats on offer. But there are no large estates to get lost in.

People move here for the lifestyle, without having to pay coastal premium prices.

About the Author...

Keith Brewer is a Director of Brewer & Brewer and has been involved in the Estate Agency for over 35 years having joined his late father in the family run Estate Agency in the mid 1970s. The busine...
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