New Homes in Portsmouth
Live the Life
Located on the south coast of England in Hampshire, the waterfront city of Portsmouth is a lively destination. Buying a new home in Portsmouth will allow you to live in an area rich in maritime heritage with great shopping and plenty going on in the evening.
The city has a rich navel and maritime history and the D-Day Museum, and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, are two great attractions that delve into this. The historic dockyard includes a number of attractions such as the Royal Marines Museum, the Mary Rose Museum and HMS Victory.
Relaxing weekends can be spent at the Boardwalk which has a free car park. Here you can kick back and relax in one of the many restaurants and bars overlooking the waterside and 800 berth marina.
Great shopping can be enjoyed all over Portsmouth such as at the award-winning Gunwharf Quays. Here you will find over 90 stores including several high street brands. If you’re looking for something slightly unique, Albert Road is the place to go with its various independent and vintage stores.
The city also has a great selection of cultural offerings with art galleries, two cathedrals, music venues and theatres. It hosts a number of events and festivals throughout the year including the Portsmouth International Kite Festival, the Portsmouth triathlon, the Victorian Festival of Christmas and the Bupa Great South run.
There are plenty of options for evening entertainment in Portsmouth with a good selection of bars, restaurants and pubs.
Studying in Portsmouth
Those with children will be well catered for with a number of schools, for all ages, throughout the Portsmouth area.
This includes high achieving establishments for primary age students such as Copnor Junior School, Corpus Christi Catholic Primary and St John’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School. For those with older children, secondary schools such as Admiral Lord Nelson, Springfield and Redwood Park schools are all highly ranked.
Those looking for higher education will find a number of courses at the University of Portsmouth.
Portsmouth Transport Links
Portsmouth is well connected to the rest of the UK. By car, there are the M275, A3 and A2030, which connect to the M27 and A27 respectively, opening up areas such as London and beyond.
For those who use public transport, there are several train stations in the area, including Portsmouth Harbour, Portsmouth and Southsea, Fratton, Hilsea and Cosham. These provide direct South West Trains to London Waterloo via Guildford or Basingstoke in just 90 minutes. In addition, South West Trains and First Great Western services, provide trains to Southampton Central, with connections to Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Bath and Bristol. Southern trains provide connections to London Victoria and Brighton.
Both Heathrow and Gatwick airports are situated 60 to 90 minutes away. There is also a ferry service with connections to the Isle of Wight, France, Spain and the Channel Islands.