Buy in Eastleigh

Eastleigh is an extremely popular area for buying property. Consequently, there are plenty of new build sites attracting working professionals, families and also a rising amount of first time buyers.

Overview

Eastleigh is a railway town in Hampshire, England, and the main town in the borough. It’s situated between Southampton and Winchester, and is part of the South Hampshire conurbation.

The borough stretches from Netley to Chandler’s Ford and Boyatt Wood. The town lies on the River Itchen, one of England’s premier chalk streams for fly fishing. As a result, it’s a designated site of Special Scientific Interest due to its high quality habitats. Consequently it supports a wide range of protected species. These include the threatened water vole, otter, brook lampreyand white-clawed crayfish.

Residential Area

The residential area of Eastleigh is made up of a range of different properties. These range from character style family homes to modern builds. There is also a lot of council housing.

Shopping

The Swan Shopping Centre opened in 1989. Built in the heart of the town’s Victorian ‘grid iron’ road layout it blocked off Market Street and High Street. Furthermore, The Swan Centre includes Tesco Metro, W H Smith, New Look, Next, McDonalds, Argos and Boots.

Nightlife

There is a good variety of local pubs and restaurants to suit all taste buds. Due to this, there is always a very wide choice of bars and clubs and Southampton is no exception.

Furthermore, the city centre is only a 20 minute drive away from Eastleigh and offers a huge variety of nightlife from cinemas to restaurants.  In addition, The Swan centre complex offers a bowling alley, cinema and arcade, attracting people from all ages, every night of the week.

Local schools

There are two further education colleges, Barton Peveril College and Eastleigh College. In addition to this, there are many other schools including:

  • The Toynbee Community Sports College
  • Crestwood College
  • Quilley School of Engineering
  • Cherbourg Primary School
  • Norwood Primary School
  • The Crescent Primary School
  • Shakespeare Primary School.

Transport

Air – Southampton Airport, the 20th largest airport in the UK, is located in Eastleigh. Southampton Airport Parkway serves the airport, which is the next station stop (5 minutes) from Eastleigh railway station.

Rail – The main station is Eastleigh railway station. This is a mainline station on the South Western Main Line from London Waterloo (just 66 minutes away). There are also fast services to Winchester, Southampton, Bournemouth and Poole. In addition to this, it is also the junction station for two other routes, the Eastleigh-Fareham Line and the Eastleigh-Romsey Line.

Bus – The area has 17 bus routes, served by served by six different companies: Stagecoach South, Bluestar, Brijan Tours, First Group Hampshire, Wilts & Dorset or Velvet.

Road – Eastleigh is close to the junction between the M3 motorway and M27 motorway. Consequently there is easy road access to Southampton, Winchester, Bournemouth, Portsmouth and all places between.

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