Christchurch is a beautiful, characterful town situated between Bournemouth and the New Forest. Although technically in Hampshire, Christchurch forms part of the BCP Council with Poole and Bournemouth.
The town has a huge range of different properties – from older flats, to quayside mansions. You’ll be sure to find what you want in Christchurch. There are also plenty of characterful older houses – especially down by the river. Some of these are even listed buildings!
Residents have copious amounts of natural spaces to choose from – including the beaches, harbour, nature reserves, rivers and the New Forest itself. Christchurch lies at the centre of a green belt region – so you’ll never have a shortage of beautiful walks or picnic spots. Avon Beach is beautiful and Mudeford is famous for crabbing – a great activity for the kids!
Transport links are phenomenal, with Bournemouth airport situated in Christchurch, at Hurn, providing flights to various European destinations. Christchurch also has its own train station, which is on the London Waterloo line, and is served by Yellow and Wilts & Dorset buses. Buses run directly to Beaulieu, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Lymington, Milford on Sea, New Milton, Parkstone, Poole and Ringwood. During the summer you can also travel directly (on the buses) to Chichester, Dorchester, Hedge End, Paultons Park, Portsmouth, Salisbury, Southsea, and Weymouth.
The town centre hosts markets and food fairs and boasts a leisure centre on Stony Lane South. This complex houses a pool, bowling facility and golf course, giving residents plenty of activities to choose from.
Christchurch has many schools within its boundaries, including a sixth form. The town is ideal for families, professionals, students or retirees as it is very versatile and has a lot to offer.