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Spotlight on Bournemouth

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Our team of Bournemouth estate agents have decades of combined experience in the local area, and many of us live in Bournemouth ourselves. So, we’re in a great position to explain what the area has to offer; we especially recommend some of the fantastic eateries and cafes.

What’s it like to live in Bournemouth?

Many of the UK’s most deprived areas are coastal towns that were set up to cater to tourists but can no longer compete with today’s low airfares to warmer destinations on the continent. Bournemouth is one of the exceptions, with a thriving centre, job opportunities and award-winning blue flag beaches nearby. It’s still a UK staycation hotspot due to its scenic coastal and tranquil inland nature spots, but it remains popular with locals as it offers high living standards for everyday life.

What is Bournemouth best known for?

Bournemouth is most famous for its award-winning beaches, including a seven-mile stretch of golden sand that is a big hit with UK holidaymakers and locals alike. Bournemouth’s beaches aren’t just considered good for the UK; they have an international Blue Flag award status.

What job opportunities are in Bournemouth?

Bournemouth has a good mix of job opportunities from various sectors, including tourism, hospitality and a focus on the finance industry. Bournemouth also has a growing tech scene, giving rise to more technological-based startups seeking talented professionals. Just like the scenery, the job market offers a lot to explore.

What is the population of Bournemouth?

The population of Bournemouth is around 200,000 and continues to grow. Bournemouth is the largest settlement between Plymouth and Southampton.

Is Bournemouth a nice place to live?

We might be a tad biased but, in our experience, Bournemouth is one of the best places to live in the UK. On the one hand, you have award-winning beaches and on the other, you have green rolling hills and nature spots. The centre of Bournemouth is also a fantastic place to explore, with lots to see, do and experience. In Bournemouth, you get the best of three worlds – coastal living, urban dynamism and nature on your doorstep.

Not only is Bournemouth a nice place to live but, with our team’s expertise, we also can help you find your perfect home. Whether you’re a first-time buyer dipping your toes in the Bournemouth property market or looking for your forever home, we can help. The region has scores of great properties, from flats with sea views to period and modern family homes of different sizes. Get in touch to discuss your Bournemouth property vision.

Our favourite Bournemouth restaurants

Last but by no means least, where are the best restaurants in Bournemouth? Naturally, this one will come down to preference but some of the team’s favourites are:

  • Arbor 
  • Turtle Bay
  • Côte Restaurant
  • El Murino
  • Lolas Spanish Tapas Restaurant
  • Mandarin Fusion
  • Barolo
  • Indi’s
  • To name but a few...

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