Shared Ownership in Southampton
Before you dismiss Southampton as just another port town, take a closer look. The last decade has seen a sweep of regeneration and after a transformational facelift, we promise you’ll be dazzled by this coastal city. Where once cruise passengers climbed aboard their epic ships from Southampton’s docks with merely a backward glance, today they’re keen to amble around for a day or two, exploring new waterside shopping and smart new hotels.
This is a city with a rich maritime history and the sea is in its soul. Southampton, after all, was the launching point of the ill-fated White Star Line RMS Titanic, and you can catch cruises sailing to the Med and beyond and ferry services to the Isle of Wight and Hythe. On land, it’s also a very well-connected city – from the international namesake airport, to trains shuttling travellers to London and almost all corners of the country.
But what’s life all about here now? Good old-fashioned fun, that’s what. When summer hits, everything spills outdoors and you can join the throngs of lively locals on pub terraces, at festivals or on curves of sand. Hit the water and try your hand at surfing, sailing or wakeboarding. The revamped Guildhall Square is sparking an exciting arts and cultural scene, housing the newly unveiled Studio 144 – a £15m arts complex combining contemporary art, expertly curated by the John Hansard gallery, and performance art from Nuffield Southampton Theatres. Elsewhere you’ve got the Old Town to mooch around, or for green space, set your sights on the New Forest or the South Downs. Wrap up a day up catching up over pints and gastrofare with the good-time-locals. Wake up, hit repeat.
With its corners and nooks being polished and rejuvenated, Southampton is also undergoing something of a residential revival – on the market you’ll find everything from glossy waterfront apartments to pretty thatched cottages, ideal for those looking to buy using the shared ownership scheme. Take St Leonards Park Development – a patchwork of new homes in the village of Bursledon, a few minutes’ drive from Southampton city centre.
Take advantage of the shared ownership scheme and you’ll need just a 5% deposit to buy your new pad. Homes comes with contemporary kitchens, en suite master bedrooms, large living spaces and pristine private gardens. Closer to the city centre are a handful of slick flats and apartments with private balconies, open-plan living spaces and allocated parking spaces. Fancy owning a place with gorgeous sea views? A host of waterside apartments have sprung up, including those at Centenary Quay – a thrumming new community on the River Itchen. On the doorstep, you’ll find shops, cafes and restaurants and immaculate communal gardens. Inside, the flats are modern and stylish with state-of-the-art fittings and large floor-to-ceiling windows.
So what are you waiting for? There are dozens of properties for sale in Southampton. Get in touch with Property Booking today to guide you through the process and you’ll be onto a winner.