Thanks to inflation if you have a home in one of these Bournemouth locations you could be quids in.

However with prices continually climbing it has become harder than ever to get on or climb the property ladder. 

If you do decide to get a mortgage and settle down in a property, you will want to move to a popular area where the average house price can climb.

Tim Bannister, Rightmove’s Director of Property Data said:“National average asking prices are just a few hundred pounds shy of July’s record, and buyer demand is at an all-time high.

"Needing more space has always been the most popular reason for moving house, but now there’s a new urgency for extra space to be able to work from home, which means that there are different sets of buyers competing for the same type of property."

According to the latest land registry statistics, house prices in Bournemouth have increased by 33.20 per cent.

If you were lucky enough to buy a property in the town back in the 90s you might see a nice return because since then prices have increased by 279 per cent.

Using Rightmove data we can reveal the areas in Bournemouth that people most want to move to, based on property price growth over the last five years (August 2015 - August 2020).

Here are the biggest property hot spots in and around Bournemouth:


The gorgeous beachy suburb of Southbourne is home to an abundance of cafes, pubs, shops and restaurants.

It's an ideal location for people of all ages, with truly something for everyone - no wonder it's the most sought after location in Bournemouth. 

Prices have risen in the area by 27.5 per cent since 2015 with the average asking price going up from £314,898 to £401,549.

Bournemouth Echo:

For £24,000 more than the average asking price you could buy this breath-taking property on Respryn Mews, just off Southbourne high street.

This four-bedroom townhouse is on the market for £425,000 and is just a short walk to Southbourne Grove and the award winning beaches. 

The property boasts a contemporary kitchen/diner with access to the courtyard and there are far reaching views from the upper floors of the home. 


Northbourne is the second most sought-after location in Bournemouth for people looking to buy property. 

Next to Kinson, Northbourne has an array of amenities on its doorstep including a range of cafes and restaurants. 

In 2015 the average asking price was £269,600 but in 2020 this increased to £322,850.

Bournemouth Echo:

This three-bedroom semi-detached home on Western Avenue is priced at £325,000.

Located in the catchment for Hill View this property is an ideal family home, well-presented throughout it is a real 'turn-key' property. 

There are two double bedrooms and one single room which is ideal for young children or could be used as a home office, great for those of us working from home. 


Just two miles from Bournemouth town centre is Boscombe which has its own bustling high street, variety of parks and glorious blue-flag beach and pier. 

The popular residential area is one of the most sought after places to live in the town, the average asking prices have risen by more than 19 per cent in five years. 

House prices have increased from £228,990 in August 2015 to £273,872 by August this year.

Bournemouth Echo:

You can get a lot of bang for your buck in Boscombe, highlighted by this three-bedroom semi-detached property on Ashley Road.

On the market at £250,000 the property is an ideal investment and boasts two flats.

The one-bedroom first floor flat has been renovated and is ready to move in.

However the two-bedroom ground floor flat needs complete refurbishment but could be a good project to turn a profit. 

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