Buy in Woolston
Woolston is an up and coming area just on the outskirts of Southampton City Centre. Due to this, the new development ‘Centenary Quay’ attracts young couples, professionals and families.
As a suburb of Southampton, it’s located on the eastern bank of the River Itchen. It neighbours the River Itchen, Hampshire, Sholing, Peartree Green, Itchen and Weston.
The area is rich in maritime and aviation history. Consequently, the ancient hamlet grew as new industries, roads and railways came to the area in the Victorian era with Woolston being formally incorporated into the borough of Southampton in 1920.
Woolston is tipped as the new Ocean Village. It benefits from a brand new development by ‘Crest Nicholson’ offering affordable modern houses and apartments. Some of these have sea views across the port of Southampton. In addition, the area offers a range of character homes, semi-detached housing, flats and apartments.
There’s a bustling high street, full of shops, hairdressers, restaurants and takeaways. In addition, there is a convenience store, a BP Connect petrol station, plenty of hardware stores and charity shops.
The area benefits from plenty of pubs around the area such as the ever-popular ‘Obelisk’. Most notably, there’s Karaoke, Sky Sports TV, Weekly pub quiz and many more. Other pubs include, The Bridge, The Pear Tree and the Yacht Tavern. Therefore, as far as nightlife is concerned, Southampton city centre is only a short journey away, offering lots of pubs, bars and nightclubs to everyone’s taste.
Ludlow Junior School is the largest Southampton primary school with 600 pupils. Woolston Infant School and Ludlow Infant School are on the same site. Secondary schools in the newly built Oasis Academy Mayfield, Sholing.
The railway station is on the West Coastway Line. The operator is South West Trains. The Itchen Bridge is a toll bridge that crosses the River Itchen, from Woolston to the Chapel area of Southampton.
Nearly 600,000 vehicles a month use the bridge to cross the river. There is a major bus stop on the Woolston link road.