Southampton local area guide

How is the Southampton market performing?

House prices in Southampton have increased 8.4% over the past 12 months.

Your Move for sale
Average property price in Southampton
£321,362
+8.4%
Last 12 months
+19.3%
Last 5 years
Based on the Land Registry data for properties sold within the postcodes that Your Move Southampton covers.
Your Move to let
Average rental price in Southampton
£1,201
pcm
+14.9%
Last 12 months
+15.4%
Last 5 years
Based on the advertised rental prices for properties to rent by Your Move Southampton in the last 12 months from today's date.

Why move to Southampton?

Southampton is a diverse city steeped in history with a warming vibe and plenty to do. Southampton is a port city and the port has been operational since 1066. The world’s most famous ship set off on her fateful maiden voyage (you guessed it Titanic). With an ongoing city of culture bid for 2025 locals are confident on gaining this status.

 

Tourism

Southampton is a city with plenty of tourism, our port is the main port for cruise ships in the UK with over 400 ships departing each summer season whisking away holidaymakers to sunnier climbs. Before setting off many choose to explore the city and soak up some of that vibrant history. Plenty of evening entertainment too, we have a great selection of bars and eateries to suit every budget and taste you may choose to visit Harbar on 6th a rooftop bar in Southampton’ 5 Star Harbour Hotel. The hotel was modelled on a cruise ship when built and offers some fantastic views over the water.

 

Location

We cover all areas of Southampton and into the new forest which in its self is a real beauty spot. Semi wild horses, donkeys, pigs and cattle can be found roaming through the forest and its roads. The forest is also home to the Beaulieu motor museum a real attraction especially during the summer months. Maybe beaches are more your thing? We have some great beaches on the south coast all within easy reach of Southampton. The new forest is packed with lakes if you prefer fresh water alternatively for the true salty air experience we do have a stretch of pebble beach alongside Victoria Country Park.

Southampton has a population of over 250,000 spanning from 60 countries around the world, we have a diverse range of housing too, everything from a stylish studio apartment up to multi-million pound estates. Historic homes to modern and vibrant designer apartments. We have sea views, countryside views and if you like the bright lights of the city in the even we have that view covered too.

 

Shopping

Why not visit West Quay shopping centre to get your fashion fix? We have well-known brands and high-street favourites such as John Lewis, M&S, Hollister, Timberland , Apple, Zara and many more. In total West Quay offers shoppers around 130 stores and 800,000 sq ft of retail space. When fitting out your new home there is a certain Scandinavian name that lots of people talk about and yes we have them in Southampton, almost a destination in itself IKEA is famous for its low prices and stylish home furnishings (not forgetting those meatballs).

 

Education

Education is something that thrives in our city with the University of Southampton being famous worldwide especially as it’s in the top 5 for its nursing course worldwide. Overall Southampton was rated in the top 90 universities worldwide and the top 50 for four subjects. We also have another leading university in the city. Southampton Solent University is based within the city centre and is popular with students in vocational fields.