Whether you are looking for something modern or traditional, freehold or leasehold, 2 or 4 bedrooms, a big or small garden, then Oakdale offers various properties to suit everyone's needs.
From younger families upsizing from a flat to a house to get their children into one of the 4 primary schools or a retired couple looking to downsize from a substantial detached house to a bungalow close to shops and bus routes, the property options are readily available to ensure everyone can move.
There is what I call the golden triangle within south Oakdale, which is the most desirable roads. These include Pound Lane, Harbour Hill Road and Crescent, Gorse Hill Road and Crescent and Bond Road.
Oakdale is divided into North and South parts. The south part predominantly consists of 3 to 4 bedroom detached houses and 2 to 3 bedroom detached bungalows built in the 1930s and '40s. Generally, south Oakdale is more sought after as the properties are closer to Poole Town centre and Lower Parkstone, with plot sizes being slightly more generous and scope to extend. There is what I call the golden triangle within south Oakdale, which is the most desirable roads. These include Pound Lane, Harbour Hill Road and Crescent, Gorse Hill Road and Crescent and Bond Road. Many of these properties have been extended, with most of these roads being elevated, meaning many homes enjoy distant harbour views and have some of the largest plots. You would expect to pay approximately 15 to 20 per cent more to secure one of these properties than the average Oakdale detached price, which data sourced from Rightmove during 2020 was £370k.
As you move further towards Fleetsbridge and into North Oakdale, the property types change with modern 1970s and 80’s properties being available at a more reasonable price. Although there are still traditional detached houses and bungalows within this area, roads such as Bailey Crescent and Preston Road offer first time buyers or upsizers the opportunity to purchase 2 and 3 bedroom terraced or semi-detached homes around the £250,000 to £300,000 mark. Most of these properties will have off-road parking, a garage, smaller but manageable rear gardens and a lovely neighbourhood feel. For first-time buyers with less of a budget looking to get their foot on the ladder, then there are several good-sized purpose-built leasehold flats, normally two bedrooms with parking available on the main Wimborne Oakdale Road for between the £150,000 to £200,000 mark.
Oakdale has seen a fair bit of garden development over the past few years, with many homeowners selling parts of their land to cash in and help create brand new housing for more residents. These new developments have helped prices increase with many out of area buyers from London moving into the local area.
The majority of the properties in Oakdale are owner-occupied, with a small percentage rented to working families.
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