Why move to Portsmouth
Pompey has history, the sea, boats, beaches and the Spinnaker Tower (love it or hate it) you can’t ignore it! It also has some jolly good affordable housing.
Three trains an hour to London Waterloo taking one hour 30-minutes. Southampton takes an hour by train. You’re near the M27 and M3 although traffic is often slow moving. Ferries to the Isle of Wight in 20-minutes; also running to France and the Channel Islands.
Plenty of very good schools; St Jude’s CofE, Solent, St Paul’s Catholic and Wimborne are all excellent primaries. The independent Portsmouth Grammar has a good reputation and the Admiral Lord Nelson fair well.
If you like maritime history, the Historic Dockyard is a must with HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860 and The Mary Rose. For food it has to be fish and chips by the sea. If you’re eating out there are plenty of fabulous waterfront restaurants, curry houses and gastro pubs. Shopping is a truly unique experience at the award winning Gunwharf Quays, offering famous retail names at discount prices, Polo Ralph Lauren, Jaeger, L. K. Bennett, Hugo Boss, you’ll find them all there and when you need a break, a light lunch at Carluccio’s will take the weight off your feet before you dash back to grab some more bargains. If that’s not enough, then there’s a 14-screen cinema, a bowling complex, a contemporary art gallery and a casino.
The first question is do you want to be on or off the island? If you decide to go off the island then the ‘posh’ suburbs of East Cosham, Farlington and Drayton are worth a look, there are plenty of detached and semis here. If you’re after a period property then it has to be Old Portsmouth with its stock of maritime town houses. Average house prices in the Portsmouth area are around £195,000. Detached homes are around £382,500 and terrace cottages at £212,500. With a lack of student accommodation, Portsmouth is also a very good area for the buy to let market.
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