Poole is a lively town situated to the West of Bournemouth and East of Dorchester, with a wide variety of properties available – from flats to quayside mansions. The Old Town features Georgian houses, whereas the new areas have more modern builds. As such, Poole attracts all kinds of buyers and renters including commuters, young professionals, second-home owners, families and those downsizing from the city.
Poole is full of wonderful amenities for residents to enjoy. Brownsea island is a calming retreat, complete with hiking trails and red squirrels, and in the summer, boat trips head out there every day from Poole Harbour. The Quayside is a vibrant environment just off the High Street, where you’ll find a wide array of pubs and eateries.
Nature lovers won’t be disappointed – Poole features the beautiful Compton Acres gardens and is a short drive to the New Forest. Poole Park is a stunning spot – where you can hire boats and kayaks for the boating lake, and enjoy the manicured gardens.
If you’re looking for a family-friendly place to live, Poole delivers. Kids can enjoy the delights of Tower Park – which features water park Splashdown, a cinema, a bowling complex, kids’ soft play and a range of restaurants – perfect for a family day out.
Poole has a train station located a 10 minute walk away from the harbour, and right next to the Dolphin Shopping Centre. The Centre is also situated next to the bus station – Poole is served by Morebus, Yellow Buses, First Bus and Damory Coaches – so you’ll never struggle for transport!
If you’re looking for culture on your doorstep – Poole has plenty of libraries, events and the Poole Museum, as well as the Poole History Centre.
Poole Hospital is just off the B road that runs through the town, and there are numerous doctors, dentists and other therapy services, like chiropractors and physiotherapists.
There is a large variety of primary and secondary schools, and three additional needs schools (Longspee, Montacute and Winchelsea), making Poole an excellent area for education.