Life by the seaside in the city
For many people who are looking for somewhere new to live in the
UK, the big debate will exist over whether they want to move
somewhere more lively and happening like a big city, or if they
would rather live the quiet life in a small town environment.
However, for those who are having difficulty with this decision,
there could be a simple option which works as a compromise, and can
be found easily by those who are seeking out property for sale in
The town itself is a seaside resort in Hampshire, which means that
it will have all the tranquility associated with coastal living. It
is also though, based just a mile from the city centre of
Portsmouth, giving residents of Southsea the perfect opportunity to
visit the city when they need to,
For this reason, more than most, the town of Southsea is perfect
for those commuters who want to bring their family up away from the
city. The small population of just some 18,500 in Southsea will
mean that it is the sort of small area where families will feel
like a welcome part of the community, and can relax in quiet
However, the benefits for work and school of the city being so
close are endless. Thanks to its proximity to Portsmouth, travel
links by bus into the city itself are regular and plentiful,
meaning that those who are working in Portsmouth will have little
trouble in reaching the office in time every day.
Another benefit of being so close to Portsmouth will be in the
education of the children in the family. With a large number of
schools in the city, parents will have a wide choice over where
they send their kids to start their educational career.
However, Portsmouth is not the real attraction of Southsea. The
town plays host to a number of architectural sites which make it
attractive to visitors and residents alike, while the Southsea
Common, a large grassy area situated therein, makes a perfect place
for families to take walks, exercise the family dog, or even
partake in sports during the lengthy summer holidays.