Peartree ward is bounded by the river Itchen to the west and contains the neighbourhood of Merryoak at the centre of the ward. Neighbouring wards are Woolston, Sholing, Bitterne Park, Harefield and the population is about 13,500. The ward has large semi detached properties and terraced houses with big gardens and green spaces. Green spaces include Peartree Green, which is a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC). There is also Freemantle Common and the Veracity Ground - home to football pitches, a Skate Park, basketball courts and the trim trail.