25 Aug

Portsmouth offers sophistication in a convenient location

Portsmouth offers sophistication in a convenient location

Hampshire's second city Portsmouth is fast becoming one of the places to be on the south-coast. The town boasts an up-and-coming reputation as a real nightspot filled with pubs, bars and restaurants while also offering plenty of chance to learn about the rich history of the area.

Portsmouth has a proud naval history which residents and tourists alike are encouraged to learn about. The Portsmouth historic dockyard offers a glimpse into the city's past life while a host of museums around Portsmouth itself can offer even further detail into it.

The past and future are stand side-by-side in the city with the dockyard situated nearby to Portsmouth's newest landmark, the Spinnaker tower as well as being nearby new commercial developments which house the award-winning Gunwharf Quays.

Other activities around Portsmouth include the Blue Reef Aquarium, Clarence Pier Amusement Park and Portsmouth's National History Museum. The city itself offers stunning ocean views with the convenience of sophisticated developments but there are also a number of more natural beauty spots just a stone's throw either way along the coast. Brighton, Eastbourne and Bournemouth are also a short drive away as is the Isle of Wight, albeit by boat rather than car.

Another benefit of being located on the south coast which people looking for property for sale in Portsmouth may like to be aware of is the proximity to mainland Europe. There are ferry services which run mainly to France but also to Spain.

Domestically, Portsmouth is also a short drive or train ride away from London which offers increased access to other parts of the country.

In terms of house prices, Portsmouth's last average house price recorded for the month of July was £145,627 which is considerably less than the national average of £166,657.

Whichever way you look at it, residing in Portsmouth definitely offers a number of advantages.

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