West Christchurch is one of the most popular residential areas of the town. Roads like Hurn Way and River Way are known throughout the area and properties are always popular. St Catherine’s Hill is a local beauty spot and Site of Special Scientific Interest. As well as boasting an array of flora and fauna, St Catherines Hill is also the highest area in Christchurch and enjoys some fantastic views. The Hill is ideal for countryside strolls, jogging and dog walking. There are also local shops nearby in Marlow Drive.