Your Move Southsea Local Area Guide

How is the Southsea property market performing?

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Average property price in Southsea

Last 5 years
Based on the Land Registry data for properties sold within the postcodes that Your Move Southsea covers.
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Average rental price in Southsea

Last 12 months
Based on the advertised rental prices for properties to rent by Your Move Southsea in the last 12 months from today's date.

Why move to Southsea, Portsmouth?

Portsmouth is a waterfront city with copious amounts of maritime heritage located on the south coast of England, opposite the Isle of Wight. It is just under two hours to reach London by car or train. It is also the only city situated on an island (Portsea Island) in England.

Founded in the Middle Ages in 1180 by John of Gisors and is famous for many things including Charles Dickens birthplace, one of Henry VIII’s famous fortifications – Southsea Castle and the historic dockyard which homes Lord Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory among others.

Southsea is home to the Award winning Portsmouth University which is rated in the top 50 Universities in the UK.


Transport and travel

Travelling to the centre of London from Portsmouth takes around two hours and around an hour to reach the outskirts via car and train.

There are four train stations in Portsmouth. They is the Portsmouth station and Southsea station which are located in the town centre, Portsmouth Harbour which is located in the historic naval part of the town and next to Gunwharf Quays, and finally Fratton which is the train station you want if you are visiting the football club. You can get a train directly to multiple main London stops from the Portsmouth stations which takes around a couple of hours.

As an island city there are plenty of options of travel by sea in Portsmouth. From Portsmouth International Port you can reach the ports in the north of France and the Channel Islands. From smaller ports across the island you can also reach Gosport, Hayling Island and the Isle of Wight via ferries and Hovercrafts.



There are 61 primary schools, 18 secondary schools and 8 schools and colleges that offer education to 16-18yr olds. 7 of the schools achieved an Ofsted grade of ‘Outstanding’ in their most recent report. Southsea, Portsmouth is home to some of the highest rated Schools being, Portsmouth High School, Grammer School and St Johns College.



Portsmouth offers top-quality cuisine from across the world. Whether you want fancy French fayre, hearty pub grub or on-trend street food, you’re sure to find something to suit. We’ve got the big-name restaurants you know and love, as well as an absolute wealth of independent places offering quality menus that take inspiration from all corners.



Gunwharf Quays is among the biggest draws to the area, with over 90 premium outlets (plus bars, restaurants and more) sending people flocking to Portsmouth from miles around.In Portsmouth City Centre you’ll find all your high street favourites, with a few independents thrown in for good measure. It’s easily reachable by train, bus or car, and has all the big-name shops. In Southsea, you’ll find smaller independent shops, alongside a selection of high street favourites.