29 Jan

Southampton offers coastal living

Southampton offers coastal living

Southampton is quickly developing into a busy city that could meet the needs of anyone looking for a good work-life balance.

The biggest city in Hampshire, Southampton benefits from being on the south coast and is one of the warmest regions in the England. During the summer months temperatures average around 22C because of its sheltered position.

Employment opportunities are also very favourable in Southampton, despite the majority of graduates gravitating towards destinations like London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Newcastle for their first position.

Health and education are the key sectors in the region and there are a number of high-profile companies that have opted to base their operations in and around Southampton.

Anyone who wants to retrain for a new career may also be tempted by the University of Southampton and Southampton Solent University, which provide a range of courses in a number of areas.

Families with younger children looking at property for sale in Southampton may be interested to know there are around 80 state-run schools in the area, as well as several sixth-form colleges.

For sporting fans, Southampton has a wide range of top clubs, including Southampton FC, Hampshire County Cricket Club and Southampton Hockey Club.

In terms of shopping, the centre of the city has a number of shopping areas, which can be around Above Bar Street, London Road and High Street, as well as indoor at West Quay and The Mall Marlands.

Southampton also has a vibrant nightlife with various clubs and a whole host of bars and restaurants to choose from.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801772790-ADNFCR

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