Fine & Country Southampton - Area Information
Southampton is a prosperous port city known as the cruise capital of the UK, home to the prestigious Southampton Boat Show, and boasts a variety of designer, boutique and high street shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs.
With a number of beautiful villages surrounding the city, including Chilworth, Burridge and Botley, and an abundance of options for waterside living in Ocean Village, Hamble-le-Rice & Warsash, Southampton’s property market has something to suit all types of buyers.
For sporting enthusiasts, Southampton and its surrounding villages offers something for everyone. From golf courses in Bassett, Chilworth and East Horton (to name but a few), to the home of Hampshire Cricket at the Ageas Bowl in West End. Southampton Football Club play in the superb St Mary's Stadium just outside the city centre, and sailing clubs can be found in Hamble-le-Rice and Warsash.
For music and theatre lovers, the Mayflower Theatre showcases touring West End shows as well as international musical and comedic talent.
Southampton offers all this, plus a range of outstanding private and state schools, two universities, excellent transportation links covering rail, road and air, the busiest cruise port in the UK, and plenty of open space. The picturesque New Forest National Park is also only a 20-minute drive from the city centre.