The area of Havant is steeped in history but offers a vibrant and interesting mixture of properties.
Havant goes hand in glove with history. At the heart of the town was a tannery which not only produced leather for glove-making – the Queen had a pair of riding gloves from Stent’s factory – but also made the finest, whitest parchment, including that said to have been used to set out the Treaty of Versailles which brought about an end to the First World War.
Featured area: PO9 1RB
Closest primary school: Fairfield Infant School
Ofsted rating: Good
Closest secondary school: Warblington School
Ofsted rating: Good
Family rating: 54%
According to Property Detective, this area is rated as a good place to settle and raise a family, with a score of 54 out of a possible 100. This places it in
the top 60 per cent of all places nationally.
With its straightforward rail and road connections into London and a bustling town centre, Havant is a fantastic place for both commuters and young families.
House styles vary around the area with a mixture of period and contemporary housing available for every budget.
“Within the heart of Havant there are terraced, semi-detached and detached Victorian and Georgian period properties having retained many original features which make them highly sought after,” describes Brett Austin, branch manager of Pearsons estate agents in Havant.
“Havant has also recently experienced an increase of new homes being built, which enables us to cater to the vast majority of buyers within the marketplace.”
It’s an affordable area of Hampshire to live in too – and according to Pearsons, the average house price in Havant is £270,000.
Starter homes range from £110,000 for a one-bedroom flat and £185,000 for a two-bedroom house, while a three-bedroom home will set you back £190,000 to £195,000.
The town has a large selection in local amenities with cafes, bars, restaurants and high street shops including Next, Laura Ashley, Waitrose and Marks & Spencers.
“Staunton Country park with its lush open parkland and children’s farm lies right on our doorstep too,” adds Brett.
“The Hayling Billy line is also an enviable walk, which begins in the centre of Havant and continues through Langstone and on to Hayling Island.”
History buffs will also delight in learning about the history of the area with its tales of Roman settlers.
“The paper used for the Magna Carta was also produced in Havant which was duly signed by King John of England in 1215,” boasts Brett.
“And all the history, location and access to London really does makes Havant the ideal place to live.”
Featured property (pictured) SOLD
- 43 Langstone Road, Havant, PO9 1RB
- Pearsons Estate Agents, Havant 0239 248 6244