Westbourne Estate Agents Report
Situatated as the name suggests, in the West of Bournemouth, Westbourne is a charming location with it's trendy wine bars, coffee shops and it's sheltered boutiques. If you are after something a little bit more laid back there are a variety of traditional pubs that you won't find in Bournemouth Town Centre. Although property is steeper in price than many of the other Bournemouth suburbs, this seaside location boasts some exciting new-build houses and purpose-built flats that integrate well with period style character homes. This eclectic mix makes Westbourne a sought after postcode for estate agents books.
This vibrant town is home to some of the more chic charity shops, with wealthy donators leaving some absolute treasures for you to find. In addition the town boasts a good portfolio of antique and vintage dealers.
Looking After Your Beautiful Self
Don't be fooled into thinking the beautiful estate of Westbourne is just for the David Dickinson types. Westbourne isn't without a strong show of venues in which to pamper yourself and to help keep you looking fabulous. If your face deserves treatments such as botox, Bournemouth Facial Care located in Majic Tan on Poole Road offers medical facial treatments.
This location is far less prone to students unlike nearby Charminster. The considerable amount of retirement flats dictates a moderate population of the blue rinse brigade (elders)! This keeps the local GP surgery, The Westbourne Medical Centre in high demand. If you're wondering about employment opportunites in this area, the Westbourne Medical Centre is currently recruiting. Click here to view The Westbourne Medical Centre recrutiment page.
Eating And Drinking
The centre of Westbourne is probably no more than 25 minutes walk from even the outskirts to be able to enjoy a good variety of quirky bars and eateries including a mix of Indian, Mediteranian and fine English Bistros.
For the hip and trendy, Soho is a great place to relax with a long drink, cocktail or pizza. Soho describes itself as 'a modern restaurant and cafe bar that provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere'.
For an absolutely fantastic night full of laughter the Funny Bone Comedy Club is a must. Some truly class acts perform in this intimately sized venue. If you really liked the act you can hang out next door and buy them a drink, as many stay behind in the Pig and Whistle, which is the adjoining pub.
Where's can I find the beach?
From the focal centre area of Westbourne, the beach is a short walk - probably no more than 25 minutes. To get to the beach it's all downhill through either Durley Dean or Alum Chine. There are plenty of green walks through these areas, with historic sites, such as the Alum Chine suspension bridge, famous for connections to Winston Churchill's days as a child.
Westbourne has a good bus route through the town centre and is a very short walk from County Gates roundabout housing the well known Liverpool Victoria offices, which employ many locals. Moving Westerly away from Bournemouth Town Centre this is probably the first area where Bournemouth Train Station isn't the nearest. At this point Branksome Train Station is probably the nearest for most homes.
Crime and Safety
Research your neighbourhood well. There are some well meaning charitable landlords offering sheltered housing to various vulnerable people in seemingly average looking houses. A careful google search will help you research your street well or maybe a chat with your local PCSO before you buy could provide a good social valuation. Use this link for police contact details and crime maps.
Close to the beach
Good bus routes
Road works or accidents on the Wessex Way (dual carriageway) can cause havoc on local roads
A steep walk uphill from the beach
A one way system around the centre