Christchurch originated as a Medieval market town and still retains much of this character. The Priory is a thousand years old pre-dating the Domesday Book, but it has spread over the years into the lovely areas down by the Harbour at Mudeford and beyond where prices are easily into seven figures. It is popular with families and has excellent schools and transport links.
Bournemouth is its newer cousin being founded in the 1800s and now a thriving and cosmopolitan resort with wonderful beaches, an excellent University and again the same transport links being on the mainline to Waterloo (London), easy access to the motorway network and of course Bournemouth Airport with its daily links to many National and European destinations.
It is a wonderful place to live!