Living in and around Christchurch - advice please!

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Kia79 Sun 09-Oct-16 14:52:29


We're looking to move to the Christchurch area sometime in the new year. We currently live in Bedfordshire so don't have many opportunities to check out what areas we like/don't like etc.

We have decided to narrow our search to Christchurch and the surrounding area - namely Southbourne/Iford and Purewell/Stanpit and obviously Christchurch as well.

My husband will be commuting to London twice a week so we need to be relatively close to a train station and I have a nearly 4 yr old and a 6 month old so we need to be close to a good/outstanding infant school.

We've seen some lovely houses in Purewell but I'm unsure about the noise from the bypass - is it particularly noisy?

What areas should we avoid? We live quite rural at the moment and I'd love to be closer to a town but I'm unsure about living in central Christchurch - does it feel too busy?

So many questions and don't know where to start!

Many thanks,

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LocalEditorDorset Sun 09-Oct-16 22:16:53

Hi Kate,

Welcome to the site, the houses in Purewell may come under Somerford School catchment situated on the nearby council estate. The noise from the bypass isn't a problem unless you are very near. Over the road is Mudeford with it's outstanding but over subscribed infants. MAP

Christchurch is becoming busier because it is a lovely area for families. Southbourne is also worth considering and Christchurch has good schools.

My partner commutes to London from Mudeford several times a week, there are train stations locally within 10 minutes drive.

Hope that helps a bit.


alan1963 Wed 25-Oct-17 07:28:57

hi me and my family have got a chance to swap our home in London to Christchurch [Amethyst road] near somerford road. have any of you got any info on the area in question.. been to Christchurch Bournemouth southbourne before love it. just wanted to know more about this part of Christchurch any info would be grateful
thanks Alan

Am2015 Sun 09-Feb-20 18:01:46

Hi Kate did you guys move to Christchurch?

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