Residential & Investment Sales Specialists – Buy to Let Consultants
Eastleigh is an extremely popular area for buying property, with plenty of new build sites attracting working professionals, families and also a rising amount of first time buyers.
Eastleigh is a railway town in Hampshire, England, and the main town in the Eastleigh borough which is part of Southampton Urban Area. The town lies between Southampton and Winchester, and is part of the South Hampshire conurbation. Eastleigh borough stretches from Netley on the banks of Southampton Water, the historic river villages of Hamble-le-Rice, Bursledon and Botley, the developing areas of Hedge End, West End, Fair Oak & Bishopstoke and the green residential belt of Chandler's Ford and Boyatt Wood. The town lies on the River Itchen, one of England's premier chalk streams for fly fishing, a designated site of Special Scientific Interest due to its high quality habitats supporting a wide range of protected species including the threatened water vole, otter, brook lampreyand white-clawed crayfish.
The residential area of Eastleigh is made up of a range of different properties, ranging from character style family homes in the area of Fair Oak to modern builds close to the city centre of Eastleigh. Eastleigh also contains a lot of council housing.
The Swan Shopping Centre opened in 1989, and was built in the heart of the town's Victorian 'grid iron' road layout and blocked off Market Street and High Street. The Swan Centre includes Tesco Metro, W H Smith, New Look, Next, McDonald's, Argos and Boots.
Eastleigh offers a variety of local pubs and restaurants to suit all taste buds. As with any major City, there is always a very wide choice of Bars & Clubs and Southampton is no exception. The city centre of Southampton is only a 20 minute drive away from Eastleigh and offers a huge variety of nightlife from cinemas to restaurants and clubs. The Swan centre complex also offers a bowling alley, cinema and arcade, attracting people from all ages, every night of the week.
Eastleigh has two further education colleges, Barton Peveril College and Eastleigh College. It also holds 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 and Shakespeare Primary School.
Air- Southampton Airport, the 20th largest airport in the UK, is located in Eastleigh. Southampton Airport is served by a dedicated mainline railway station, Southampton Airport Parkway, which is the next station stop (5 minutes) from Eastleigh railway station.
Rail- Eastleigh is served by Eastleigh railway station, a mainline station on the South Western Main Line from London Waterloo (just 66 minutes away) and Winchester to Southampton, Bournemouth and Poole, with a fast and frequent service to those places. It is also the junction station for two other routes, the Eastleigh-Fareham Line and the Eastleigh-Romsey Line.
Bus- Eastleigh has 17 bus routes, served by served by 6 different companies: Stagecoach South, Bluestar, Brijan Tours, First Group Hampshire, Wilts & Dorset or Velvet.
Road- Eastleigh is also located close to the junction between the M3 motorway and M27 motorway, giving easy road access to Southampton, Winchester, Bournemouth, Portsmouth and places between.