Properties in Charminster are very varied and versatile, and this area is much more reasonable in terms of price than many of the other suburbs of Bournemouth. Most houses are family properties but there is also a large student-base, as the area is excellently situated for Bournemouth University and the Arts University. As such, it is an ideal place to rent – or indeed to buy and then rent out your property, as this area is always popular amongst renters.
Most of the houses in this suburb are 1930s or older, meaning big rooms and plenty of character. Most have decent-sized gardens and small front areas that you can transform into a drive or front garden.
Charminster has easy access to many educational facilities including Bournemouth School for Boys and Bournemouth School for Girls, Bishop of Winchester Academy, Queens Park Infant Academy, Queens Park Academy, Muscliffe School and Epiphany School. There is also an excellent library, so this really is a great area for education.
Charminster High Street has some excellent restaurants, including the fantastic Falafel House and the Nippon Inn Sushi Bar – there are plenty of vibrant bars and pubs to choose from, and there’s also the BH Live Active centre nearby featuring a gym, pool, spin studio and more.
Queens Park is a short walk away; residents can enjoy one of the largest parks in Bournemouth, which features a golf course. There is a modern playground, a cafe, a lake and even a resident heron that you can spot when out and about.
Charminster has access to the Wessex Way A338 and Bournemouth train station is nearby. Yellow and More buses run frequently, and Castlepoint Shopping Centre is just a 10 minute drive away.