Located on the south coast, Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city. It has a proud naval and maritime heritage but is also incredibly modern and very popular with students who attend the local university. Shopping opportunities, transport links, nightlife and history are all very prevalent in Portsmouth and there is something for residents of all ages.
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Moving to Portsmouth
Families considering a move to Portsmouth will be pleased to know that there are a number of residential areas outside of the town centre. With new builds and period properties, there is something to suit all tastes and budgets. Detached homes, of family size, are upwards of £325,000, with four bedrooms over the £400,000 mark. Traditional two bedroom terraced homes are a great option for first time buyers, with asking prices starting at £130,000. One and two bedroom flats fall between £28,000 £750,000.
Students will be pleased to know there are an abundance of studio flats and house shares on the rental market in Portsmouth. However, if you require some privacy one bedroom flats can be rented for as little as £500 pcm, rising to £625 for two bedrooms. Smaller terraced homes are upwards of £725 pcm and three bed semis vary between £950 pcm and £1300 pcm. Detached family homes are upwards of £1700 pcm.
Shopping in Portsmouth
People travel from afar to come shopping in Portsmouth. The most popular destination is Gunwharf Quays, a designer outlet complex home to 90 stores and 30 eateries. Gunwharf is easily accessible via ferry, bus, or train (all just five minutes’ walk away). Alternatively, there is ample 24-hour parking. Designer outlet stores at Gunwharf Quays include Jack Wills, GAP, Michael Kors, UGG, ad Links of London. Three bed semis vary between £140,000 and £550,000.
If you would prefer to mooch around the city centre, Commercial Road is the main shopping street, as is the Cascades Shopping Centre. The whole area is pedestrianised and home to big brand favourites such as Topshop, Primark, Debenhams, and Boots.
If you require something a little quirkier, pop down the road to bohemian Southsea which is full of independent stores, vintage clothing shops, and individual cafes.
Transport Links Portsmouth
Portsmouth is an island city which means that, due to limited bridges, traffic can become a nightmare. However, once you are near the M27 or M3, it is often plain sailing.
Commuters will be happy to know that Portsmouth has two railway stations; Portsmouth and Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour. There are regular trains to London Waterloo and Southampton every hour.
Due to its coastal location, ferries and catamarans leave Portsmouth to the like of the Isle of Wight, France, the Channel Islands, and Bilbao.