Gosport is a great place to live and work
Affordable town, village, waterfront, beach and countryside living
Within its 11 square miles the Gosport peninsula offers 24 miles of coastline and acres of green open spaces. Therefore although an urban centre its residents can enjoy waterfront, beach and countryside living, often literally on their doorstep.
Although it is an historic town with 16 conservation areas, 13 scheduled monuments and over 500 listed buildings, Gosport has recently been attracting significant new housing investment. Therefore today it can offer residents an attractive mix of old and modern housing options. This mix includes:
- seaside living at Lee-on-the-Solent and Stokes Bay
- waterfront living at Priddy’s Hard and Royal Clarence Yard
- fine Georgian houses in Alverstoke Village
- spacious family living at Cherque Farm
- waterfront and parkland living at Royal Haslar Village
The lastest major housing development to come forward is the Wates Daedalus Waterfront scheme that will provide 200 homes (a mix of 1,2,3 and 4 bedroom houses) at Lee-on-the-Solent once completed in 2020.
Another high profile housing development being brought forward is Fort Gilkicker – a Palmerston Fort overlooking the Solent – with a beachfront and a links golf course to its rear. There will be 22 three and four bedroom apartments in the fort with further accommodation being built in the barracks as part of a second phase of development.
Although there are houses for millionaires to live in here, overall house prices in Gosport are affordable making its high quality of life very accessible. As at February 2018 the average house price in Gosport was £213,121 compared to the national average of £242,176. Given its south coast location this affordability is significantly increased, with the average price for Hampshire being £313,252 and the South East £322,489 (HM Land Registry, UK House Price Index).
Plenty to do on the water and land
Being surrounded by the waters of Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent, sailing and other watersports are inevitably a major attraction in Gosport. However there is a wide range of other activity options including two golf courses; football, rugby and tennis clubs; plus Gosport Leisure Park with a leisure centre, swimming pool and an ice rink.
In addition with its 3km Waterfront Trail; the 200 ha (494 acres) Alver Valley Country Park, including the 27 ha (67 acres) Wildgrounds nature reserve; and its beaches at Lee-on-the-Solent and Stokes Bay there are plenty of walking, running and cycling routes.
Proximity to the cities of Portsmouth, Southampton, Chichester and Winchester; the Isle of Wight plus New Forest and South Downs national parks also add to the quality of life on offer to Gosport residents.