Why Move To Southampton
A vibrant port city dating all the back to the Norman Conquest, Southampton’s rapid industrialisation and maritime importance has seen it continue to rise as both a major UK exporter and significant employment and cultural hub in the South of England.
Employment prospects are geared heavily around its docks which are the source of over 12,000 jobs, but a thriving local economy also exists in the service and construction industries. Just 75 miles from London and accessible by motorway or rail, the city maintains excellent transport connections with the capital, as well as other major cities in the South.
Industrial heritage aside, the city is also one of the UK’s greenest, boasting over 40 parks and 326 acres of wooded and open spaces. You also have access to the stunning New Forest National Park, the South Downs, and the seaside town of Bournemouth. Surrounded by medieval town walls and Norman churches, Southampton has a rich past to discover also.
As a major university town (Southampton and Solent) nightclubs, shops, restaurants, and bars are in abundance. The Mayflower Theatre hosts some incredibly popular shows, straight from their tours of London and the O2 Guildhall draws some of the biggest names in comedy and music.
Whether it be partying with the students, a hard-earned retirement by the sea, or taking the children out for weekends sailing, Southampton has a variety of lifestyles on offer for just about everyone to enjoy.