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Living in Ferndown
Ferndown is one of the largest towns in Dorset with a population of around 20,000 people incorporating the local areas of Stapehill, Tricketts Cross, Hampreston and Longham. The town itself is surrounded by open countryside and woodland, sharing borders with Dorset?s most well-known towns of Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch; as well as the beautiful New Forest and historic Ringwood. The town has managed to keep many of its friendly village characteristics with a strong community spirit that has ensured it?s green and clean appearance, and still offers free parking in the town centre. The open aired shopping precinct has been sympathetically designed with landscaping and public gardens which hides away the local library, medical centre and The Barrington Centre which can be found opposite the main superstore in the heart of Ferndown. Just outside of the town centre, the King George Playing Fields can be found which offers a large open space for everyone to use for sport or recreation. The area boasts 6 tennis courts, 4 football pitches, a cricket pitch and a fully equipped skate park.
Within the town centre there is no short supply of boutique cafes and coffee shops with the likes of Raffles at the Barrington Centre or The Merchant of Venice café and deli on the Ringwood Road. Dorset has always been known for its fantastic selection of traditional pubs with many of them being found along the windy county roads that surround the town centre.
If the open countryside or the King George playing fields aren?t enough to keep you active, the Ferndown Leisure Centre in Cherry Grove has got you covered. With an indoor sports hall, squash courts, two heated pools and even a rifle range, activities are always easy to come by at every level. Being so close to the British coastline, Ferndown has produced a number of Internationally recognised swimmers all starting at the renowned Ferndown Otters which is a must club to join if you want to experience some aqua competition. Golf courses have started to pop up much more frequently within the County of Dorset over the last 30 years and Ferndown hasn?t gone unnoticed by course developers with a choice of Ferndown golf club or even Ferndown Forest Golf Club, which features a fully floodlit driving range. But if all of that sounds like too much running around, then head towards the nearby Longham Lakes which offer the anglers of the world a great chance to catch a ?big one?.
Ferndown is well served with a wide selection of high street names and superstores, while in Ferndown centre you?ll find independent shops such as a butcher, greengrocer and bakery.
Ferndown can be found on the main road between Ringwood and Poole and is easily accessible via the A31. The M27 & M3 are also very close which offers an easy route to the neighbouring areas of Southampton, Winchester and onwards towards London. If you would rather travel by train, then Bournemouth and Poole?s railway station are only 7 miles away.