We'll be moving to the New forest at some point. We go there as often as we can to get to know the area, think that's important to do too by the way, have realised that it's only about 1 1/2 hour by car from Bucks where we live now and where our children and grandchildren live, so did not want to have to travel too long for us and for them when they come and visit. Also, easy commute to London by train into Waterloo.
Southampton is 1/2 hour away and Bournemouth not far either at all, Winchester nearby. But above all, there is the choice of the Forest, the Solent and the Isle of Wight.
Good luck, it's not easy for that last move! wink