Fareham is a beautiful market town located between the bustling cities of Portsmouth and Southampton in the south east of Hampshire. It sits on the north west tip of Portsmouth Harbour with stunning views over Salterns Lake which feeds into the ocean. Historically, the town is an important manufacturer of bricks, which were notably used to build the Royal Albert Hall. These days, retail is the biggest industry due to the huge Fareham Shopping Centre. Defence is also an area in which a lot of Fareham residents work within, with the Royal Navy’s HMS Collingwood and the Ministry of Defence’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory nearby.
Moving to Fareham
Renting is a popular option for people moving to Fareham. Flats can be rented for prices over £600 pcm. Terraced and semi-detached properties fall into the same bracket of £800 pcm to £1600 pcm – dependent on the number of bedrooms and features of the property. Some lovely detached homes are on the market for over £1300 pcm, with barn conversions and period properties reaching over the £2000 pcm threshold.
For those looking to buy, small flats can be purchased for £85,000, with the modern new-build apartments having asking prices around £225,000. Terraced family homes can fall anywhere between £150,000 and £300,000, with terraced townhouses overlooking Fareham Creek around £400,000. Prime semis are priced around £250,000, but some semi-detached homes can be purchased for prices under this, they just require some minor work. Detached homes start at £270,000 with prices escalating to well over £1 million for period properties with numerous bedrooms.
If you are moving to Fareham, get in contact with Britannia Purvers. They are located just 20 minutes from Fareham, in Petersfield. They are perfectly located and have the expert knowledge to make your move stress-free. They also have a variety of storage facilities to sort all customer needs.
Schools in Fareham
There are a number of excellent primary and junior schools in Fareham. Crofton Hammond Junior School is a very popular option for children aged seven to eleven – ‘good with outstanding features’ in their latest Ofsted report. Flying the flag, however, are Harrison Primary School and Red Barn Community Primary School. Both schools were awarded ‘outstanding’ in every single category from Ofsted.
Secondary schools are not as strong in Fareham compared to primary schools. However, Neville Lovett, Henry Court, and Baycroft School were ‘good’ across the board according to Ofsted.
Transport Links Fareham
Fareham is located next to the M27, giving drivers excellent access to Portsmouth, the A3 and M3.
Fareham railway station has three platforms and services are provided by South West Trains, Southern, and Great Western Railway. Trains from platform 1 serve Southampton Central, Cardiff Central, and London Waterloo via Winchester and Basingstoke. Direct services to Waterloo take 1 hour 39 minutes.
Platform three is home to the Portsmouth Harbour, Brighton, and London Victoria services. Direct services take 2 hours to London Victoria, 1 hour 15 minutes to Brighton, and 26 minutes to Portsmouth.