Those looking for a move to Hampshire could do a lot worse than some of the properties scattered around the vibrant and exciting market town of Fareham.
Almost equidistant between the busy city centres of Portsmouth and Southampton, the town is quickly developing a bustling economy of its own. The pedestrianised precinct in the town centre is growing all the time and a number of large businesses have set up shop there as well.
A shopper’s haven
Once you’ve sorted out all the stressful arduous tasks associated with moving house, it’s pretty easy to get excited about your new home town. For those who love a spot of retail therapy, it really is an ideal spot to live. The shopping complex in the town centre is pretty comprehensive for a town of its size. There are plenty of unique stores on the outskirts of it as well. Market Quay is a new entertainment complex just five minutes away from the complex. It includes a five-screen multiplex cinema as well as a few shops and restaurants.
What’s more, the brand spanking new Whiteley Shopping Centre is just a short trip down the M27. The retail arena opened in 2013, creating 1,000 jobs and is filled with a huge selection of high-street retailers. It has been estimated that 15 per cent of Fareham’s 110,000 or so residents are employed in the retail sector.
Entertainment and fine dining
Fareham’s town centre has a fine selection of pubs and bars for those looking to unwind in the evening. There are a few upmarket restaurants dotted around the town too – most notably French restaurant Truffles and Italian diner Villa Romana. Perhaps, you would like to enjoy a meal after a experiencing one of the many shows, fairs or exhibitions at nearby Ferneham Hall. Of course, there’s plenty to see and do in Portsmouth and Southampton too. Both are just short trip up or down the motorway.
Fareham has a reasonable nautical presence. HMS Collingwood, the Royal Navy’s largest training establishment, is based in the town. There are plenty more nautical museums and attractions in nearby Portsmouth too. Industrially, Fareham is perhaps most famous for providing the builders that created the Royal Albert Hall. There is reference to this throughout the city. Fort Fareham and Netley Abbey are two attractions are well worth visiting too.
The local football team Fareham Town play in the Wessex Premier division are reasonably well supported for a club of their size. The team enjoys a rivalry with nearby Wessex League side AFC Portchester. The derby matches between the pair has been dubbed ‘El Creekio’.
There’s plenty in Fareham that can make the often-stressful moving process a lot easier. There are loads of experiencing letting agents to help you find the perfect property. New residents might also be interested in using the options for van hire Fareham has to offer as well. Wallington, Lee-On-Solent and Gosport are the surrounding regions and all have a fantastic range of properties suitable for families in all financial brackets.
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