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DT1 in Top Ten Most Desirable Postcode Areas in the Country!

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Dorchester’s DT1 postcode has been revealed as one of the most desirable places to live in the UK.

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In an attempt to find the country’s most desirable places to live and work the Royal Mail comissioned a study which found that the county town’s postcode is up there with the best. The study was based on a range of factors including  affordable housing, good schools, access to green spaces, good employment prospects, and average commuting times.

Mayor of Dorchester Peter Mann, who has lived in Dorchester for over 30 years, said:

I’m delighted to have confirmation from a national study on what I really do think; Dorchester is a lovely place to live in. We are very fortunate indeed with our public services, we have a wonderful natural environment and a remarkable heritage. The greatest strength of the town is the people; we have a lot of very public spirited people. We also have very low crime rates and a growing economy – overall there are lots of very good things about Dorchester.


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The DT1 Dorchester postcode came sixth in a table of the top ten most desirable postcode districts in England and is the only one in the South West of the country.

Top ten most desirable postcode areas in England

1. CH63 – Bebington, Wirral

2. IP5 – Kesgrave, Ipswich

3. LA15 – Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria

4. NR8 – Taverham, Norfolk

5. FY6 – Poulton-Le-Fylde, Blackpool

6. DT1 – Dorchester, West Dorset

7. WA1 – Warrington, Cheshire

8. CH62 – Eastham, Wirral

9. CH45 – Wallasey, Merseyside

10. LA13 – Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

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