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Housing in Bournemouth
Living by the sea has always been known for its calming benefits, and for the residents of Bournemouth this is certainly the case, as this laid back seaside town is just the ticket for anyone wanting to escape the bustle of city life. In a 2007 survey by First Direct Bank, Bournemouth was found to be the happiest place in Britain, with 82% of people questioned saying they were happy with their life.
Bournemouth also benefits from an airport and is the region's business centre, with an International Conference centre drawing in crowds from all over the world.
Average house price: £405,054
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