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Moving to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole is a popular place to live, work and study, with a thriving economy, good schools and universities, all situated within a beautiful location.

How to find a place to live in the area

More and more people want to buy and rent property in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. We want to help new movers and current residents to find the right place to live.

There are many local estate agents, as well as a weekly property list published in the Daily Echo.


For information on school admissions and regulations, visit our Schools pages.

Social Care

We’re responsible for providing adult social care to our residents.

Contact our Adult Social Care Contact Centre if you’re vulnerable and need care.


We advertise our job vacancies on this website and on the Daily Echo website.

Council Tax

When living in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, you need to pay Council Tax.

Business rates

Businesses need to pay business rates. You can find more information on our business rates by checking with the Valuation Office Agency.