Bournemouth has been ranked among the top 100 places in Europe for residents and tourists, according to a new report.

The annual league table from Resonance Consultancy evaluates cities in terms of prosperity, livability and lovability.

Factors taken into account include Tripadvisor reviews, education and work opportunities and dozens of other metrics.

The report looked at more than 180 cities with populations of more than 500,000, in order to identify the Top 100 places to live, visit and invest in Europe, according to the Daily Mail.

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth's beaches were seen as one of its strengthsBournemouth's beaches were seen as one of its strengths (Image: PA)

Although Bournemouth is not a city it has been included on the list in 77th place and received much commendation.

The full list of Europe's 100 best cities can be found on the Resonance Consultancy website here.

What was said about Bournemouth?

As mentioned above Bournemouth ranked in 77th place on the list, beating out the likes of Belfast, Bordeaux, Turin, Portsmouth, Newcastle, Montpellier and Bologna.

Discussing Bournemouth, Resonance Consultancy said: "This coastal resort town is a pocket-sized shot of California two hours by train from London.

"A rare microclimate means more sunshine, warmer weather and (for the surfers and swimmers who play on its eponymous beach, often lauded as one of Europe’s best) warmer seas. The area’s golden beaches, it should be noted, are Blue Flag-certified.

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth's two universities were highlighted as a strengthBournemouth's two universities were highlighted as a strength (Image: Newsquest)

"With its seafront promenade, Ferris wheel and piers, the city has embraced its unique beach-town vibe for decades, readily drawing families with one-of-a-kind, Instagrammable attractions—like the only pier-to-shore zipline on the planet.

"Aside from its robust hospitality industry, Bournemouth is also a financial industry hub, recently boosted by newly arrived tech firms and remote workers who prefer a morning surf to a tube commute.

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"The result is a Top 25 finish in our Disposable Household Income subcategory and a #15 ranking for Poverty Rate."

Elsewhere, Bournemouth was praised for its "two local universities favoured by international students".

It adds: "This year brings big changes to the city’s skyline with the 29-storey Oxford Garden rental tower (and its 487 homes) starting construction, along with The Laureate, a three-tower residential landmark block housing 247 apartments, also in the city’s Lansdowne area."