Best Areas to Live in Bournemouth

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Best Areas to Live in Bournemouth

Where are the Best Areas to Live in Bournemouth?

Bournemouth has recently seen a huge uptick in interest from city dwellers wanting to live and work in beautiful surroundings. It’s easy to see the attraction, especially when the beaches are as beautiful as the ones this popular seaside town has to offer. Once you start to select properties to view, though, the question is always ‘where are the best areas to live in Bournemouth?’


Where you choose to live in Bournemouth will, to a large extent, be determined by affordability, schools, and your work situation. But it always helps to hear first-hand accounts from residents. Schepens has been providing Bournemouth removals for over a century, so we asked some of our movers for their views.

1. Westbourne

I can highly recommend Westbourne, just a mile to the west of the town centre. It’s got a nice ‘self-contained’ feel, a bit like a village, with a good selection of coffee shops, places to eat and independents. It’s easy to walk to the beach – there’s a lovely footpath – or into town; either takes 10-20 mins. Lots of families in the area.

2. Southbourne

If the beach is your priority, one of the best areas to live in Bournemouth is Southbourne. It’s a really popular beach locally because it’s very clean, and it’s out the way of the town’s major attractions. You can get to it directly from Southbourne High Street, using the Fisherman’s Walk zig-zag path down to the beach. Situated between Boscombe and Christchurch, it’s a great place to live.

3. Christchurch

Christchurch is a lovely harbourside town just fifteen minutes’ drive from Bournemouth. The riverside location is just stunning (where the Avon meets the Stour) and you also have Avon beach, and Highcliffe beach nearby. For walkers, there’s the New Forest right on the doorstep. Bournemouth’s great for shopping, but Christchurch feels like home.

4. Winton

Just a mile north of the town centre, Winton is home to a great mix of people. It’s a popular spot for the local students, and there’s loads of families thanks to the number of schools on offer. It’s got its own identity and an energy that’s quite distinct from the more touristy bits of town. Winton Rec is OK, but we’re only a short walk away from the beautiful Bournemouth Gardens.


Schepens Offers Stress-Free Bournemouth Removals

Bournemouth removals are always a pleasure for the Schepens team. We’re a local moving company and we know the town well. Our aim is to provide friendly, stress-free removals for movers starting a new life in this area, and we’ve built a great reputation for doing just that. From your first phone call, you’ll recognise the level of care and attention we give to our customers.

Tailored Dorset Removals

Whether you’re moving hundreds of miles to your new home in Bournemouth, or just a few streets, we’ll make sure that you move is just how you would want it to be. Each mover is allocated a move co-ordinator. They’ll create a bespoke removals plan for you, based on your specific requirements, and be available to support you at every stage of your move.

Schepens removal services include:

  • Free No Obligation Removals Quote. Once we know the details of your move, we’ll provide an accurate removals quote to help with your budgeting.
  • Insurance. Your goods will be covered whilst in transit. If you would like additional Extended Liability or Accidental Damage cover, we can arrange it for you.
  • Professional Packing Service. No time for packing? Schepens professional BAR trained packers can do the job for you, using sustainable, sturdy packing materials.
  • Specialist Removals. Need to move a piano to Bournemouth? We have a team that can help. They’re also experienced movers of art and antiques.
  • Self Storage. If you discover that you need storage as part of your move, Schepens has a number of local storage facilities offering a secure and well-managed environment for your goods.
  • Transport. Your goods are transported in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, ensuring little or no movement of vehicle content.

Customer Service That Goes the Extra Mile

“Schepens provided 10 months of storage followed by a 2 day move. From start to finish, office staff to removal men, the service throughout was excellent. The removal staff didn’t just do their jobs – they took pride in ensuring it was done perfectly.”

Mrs K.


Are you planning removals to Bournemouth? If so, give Schepens a call to find out about the range of ways we can support your move – 01202 377220