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Spotlight on Ferndown

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Our Ferndown estate agency has been helping clients to buy and sell property in Ferndown for years. As true locals, we know exactly why local property is in demand and can easily explain what it’s really like to live here. If you’re considering Ferndown as an option, you’ll want to know this…

Where is Ferndown?

Ferndown is located in Dorset in the South East of England. It’s just north and inland of the more urbanised and coastal areas of Bournemouth and Poole.

Is Ferndown a town or a village?

Ferndown is a small town and a Civil Parish of Dorset. It offers a slower pace of living but shouldn’t be considered a sleepy village.

What is the population of Ferndown, Dorset?

In 2021, the population of Ferndown was recorded as just over 13,000 people. The population has increased by around 1,000 people in each of the last two decades. Around half of the current population is of working age with the rest made up of retirees and children.

Is Ferndown, Dorset a nice place to live?

Ferndown offers an envious lifestyle and high-quality living and has recently been named in the top 5 safest Dorset towns. The town attracts many young professionals and families who want to enjoy a more rural lifestyle while remaining within commutable distance to areas with more employment opportunities, such as Poole and Bournemouth. It also attracts retirees who take advantage of the peace and nature of the region.

Things to do, see and eat in Ferndown

Ferndown is a great location if you like to get out and about in nature. There are scores of local trails to walk and areas of natural beauty to visit, including walks around the lakes at Longham. It’s also a fantastic location for avid golfers with two local golf courses on its doorstep, namely Ferndown Forest Golf Club and Ferndown Golf Club. Ferndown’s cultural hub can be found at The Barrington Centre and Theatre which is the go-to venue if you want to experience live music, plays, dance performances and much more.

Ferndown offers a wide selection of eateries and restaurants despite being a small town. Joy Ferndown is an authentic Indian restaurant and a favourite within our office. Another great local option for those who love Italian food (who doesn’t?) is Chianti Restaurant and Pizzeria. If you prefer an English pub meal in a rustic old-style pub then there is no better place than The Angle Inn Pub and Restaurant. These are just some of our top picks and there are plenty more options and cuisines on offer.

Houses for sale in Ferndown

Speak with our friendly local agents to discuss the latest property listing in Ferndown today. We are more than happy to answer your initial questions about the local market.  

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