Best Location for Student Accommodation:
Winton is one of the most popular areas for students with the majority locating a house in second year. The popularity lies with a very close distance to the university (obviously dependant on which road you live in!). Winton is a sought after location and is highly recommended for students due to the location and shops, restaurants and pubs on the high street – busy location.
Charminster is a good location if you ideally want to be the same distance from university and town. Charminster is 25-30 minutes from uni and about 20-25 minutes to Bournemouth city Centre. Charminster is typically smaller than Winton but again as a high street with a few shops and bars/pubs, good variety of student housing.
Bournemouth City Centre/the Triangle
Rent levels are slightly more expensive in town however in the heart of Bournemouth City Centre and good transport links to University and other surrounding areas of Bournemouth
Average rent tends to be about £60.00-£100.00 pp PW for a 3-4 bedroom house.
Car Parking and Permit Information:
Most student lets in the Winton and Charminster area tend to have car parking available on the road outside the house or some have drives. Therefore, most students don’t need to worry about purchasing a permit as generally the area that students live, have plenty of parking available.
Living in Bournemouth
Bournemouth is a long-established tourist destination; with its mix of sandy beaches to the diverse nightlife and social scene many students tend to stay in Bournemouth once they graduate. There is a spice of life for everyone whether you enjoy water sports or just enjoy a spot of shopping in the centre.
In the heart of Bournemouth the BIC, Pier Theatre and Pavilion are located where shows, musicians and comedians perform throughout the year. Whether you prefer to go for a walk along the beach or hit the water there are a number of sporting options open to everyone! At the University you can participate in a number of sports including tennis, rugby, rowing and Badminton!
Poole is located approx. 4 miles from Bournemouth and close to Sandbanks, which is one of the most famous real estate areas where you can enjoy relaxing walks along the beach and glance at the luxurious houses and apartments. Poole Quay offers a very popular harbour where you can go on ferry rides to explore the surrounding areas such as Brownsea Island and Sandbanks.
Nightlife in Bournemouth is exceptionally diverse and there are events and social venues to go to every night of the week. The majority of clubs are located in the same area in the heart of the City Centre. Popular social venues include Lava Ignite, V Club, Kukui and Chilli White. However, this is only a small selection of the clubs in Bournemouth. There are no set student nights as there are student nights on at various clubs every night of the week from Monday to Sunday.
Bournemouth City Centre is the central location of shopping facilities with a number of popular high streets stores in combination with a number of independent shops dotted between. Castlepoint is a shopping centre located about ten minutes from the City Centre and it has a number of shops, supermarkets and restaurants. Further afield you can visit the Poole’s Shopping centre the Dolphin Shopping Centre and even travel to Southampton to experience West Quay. West Quay is a shopping centre that spans a number of stores with a number of popular high street stores and department stores, for example John Lewis.