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Southampton

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Southampton is in Hampshire, on the south coast of England, and has a lot to offer, whether you are considering relocating there, planning an investment or beginning higher education. Here is a quick overview …

House Prices 🏠

Property Investment 🏠 🏠 

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Location and Transport 🚌 

  • Southampton has good motorway links (the M27 and M3), and a regional Southampton airport (which flies regionally and also to near European destinations)
  • The Port of Southampton is the cruise capital of Northern Europe with 1.5 million cruise visitors per year. It is also the terminus for three internal ferry services
  • Buses provide the majority of local public transport.

Education 🎓

  • There are 79 state schools           and also some independents
  • Higher education includes several colleges as well as two universities - the University of Southampton and Southampton Solent University
  • Students account for 30,000 of the population (out of 237,000). 

Environment 🌷

  • Southampton attracts over 4m visitors a year with its impressive cultural offerings, from museums, music venues and art galleries
  • You can shop until you drop in excellent shopping centres, or enjoy a guided walk

Trivia 🎬

Finally, did you know …

  • The city’s civic centre was the first building in the country to have the name Civic Centre?
  • In 1955, American Mr. Birdseye tested herring sticks and cod sticks on shoppers in Southampton and South Wales. The Southampton customers loved the cod sticks, which then became known as fish fingers?
  • Sir Tim Berners-Lee – who invented the World Wide Web – works at the University Of Southampton?