Pokesdown is a lively suburb, famous for its antiquing, situated to the East of Boscombe and to the West of Southbourne.
Pokesdown is an excellent area for first time buyers, as properties here are less expensive than most other areas of Bournemouth, however buyers are in the enviable position of having the affluent area of Southbourne right on their doorstep. As such, the suburb is popular with families, students and young professionals.
Pokesdown is well known for its vintage, retro and antique shops, and as such is a great place to find a bargain. The high street adjoins Boscombe high street by a crossing – so there’s no shortage of shops, restaurants and amenities like hairdressers, beauticians and pharmacists.
Pokesdown has excellent transport links. More and Yellow buses run a regular service into Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch, and Pokesdown is fortunate enough to have its own train station on the London line. Residents have excellent public transport here – but the area itself is very well situated, in walking distance to the Blue Flag Southbourne Beaches, Fisherman’s Walk and Alum Chine.
Pokesdown Community Primary School is local to the area, as is the Bournemouth Collegiate School, making it an excellent area for education, and Bournemouth hospital is a ten minute bus ride away.
Kings Park and Kings Park Athletics Stadium are situated directly behind the train station, with the Vitality football stadium close by, so it’s a fantastic district for those who like to keep active.