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Making a home here

Bournemouth beach looking towards Hengitsbury Head
Amazing location

The Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area enjoys an outstanding natural and urban environment, which makes it a desirable place to live and work at a time when people and businesses are leaving more densely populated cities and choosing to live life in balance.

We have an outstanding, world-renowned coastline, which runs for 15 miles, from Hengistbury Head through to Sandbanks in Poole. Our investment and efforts into our beaches is national recognised with 21 Blue Flag or seaside awards. Our coastline plays host to a number of events and festivals attracting large numbers of visitors throughout the year.

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Great transport links

We've got excellent rail and road connections nationally. We have direct trains to London and the north of England, domestic and international flights from both Bournemouth and Southampton airports and regular ferry services to the Channel Islands and mainland France.

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A diverse population

We celebrate our diverse population which covers a broad range of ages, nationalities, religions and we are particularly proud of our annual Borne Free festival celebrating our established LGBT community.

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Best start in life

We have an excellent early years offer to help create the best start in life. Our schools, most of which are academies, are good and have seen excellent results, helping our young people to build the foundations for their future careers. We have an excellent further education college and two universities so we can build our workforce of the future