According to the Prudential there are currently 10.6 million people ages 65 and over living in the UK and Wales. Where to retire is a question more and more of those of retirement age grapple. The Prudential Quality of Retirement Index 2018 lists Dorset as the second most desirable destination to retire.
Dorset is one of the smallest counties in the UK, but occupies some of the most spectacular coastline in the country. This includes the Jurassic Coast a World Heritage Site featuring Lulworth Cove, Durdel Door, The Isle Of Purbeck and Chesil Beach.
Dorset is the third most southerly county in England and benefits from a pleasant climate. Dorset is sheltered from the intense Atlantic winds that effect Cornwall and Devon.
Due to its popularity as a retirement destination, the availability of new home retirement living, borne out of demand is widespread throughout the county. National retirement home builders such as McCarthy & Stone and Pegasus have development available.