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Fareham/Stubbington/Warsash and areas

in England
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Hi
Anyone have any opinions/advice/interesting info re. the above and surrounding areas? We are considering a move South and would appreciate any snippets of info re the areas, particularly the schools, dog walking areas, best areas to live, shopping, communities etc etc etc

Thank you!

H

(Sorry Board Guide. I posted this under the title "|Warsash", before but couldn't figure out how to change the title, please feel free to delete the other one if I can't!)

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  • mbamickmbamick Forumite
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    You didn't mention whether, or where, you'd be commuting to work. I moved to Eastleigh [slightly further North, between Southampton & Winchester] in 2004. It is situated at the junction of the M3 and M27, so offers excellent motor routes in all directions. I can be in the New Forest in 15 minutes, shopping in Southampton in the same time, or walking along Bournemouth beach in 35 minutes.

    I also have a main-line railway station, and busy bus station less than a mile away from me. I don't use either a great deal, but they are a godsend when you want a night on the town somewhere.

    I'm always put off from moving further down the M27, by the number of traffic reports suggesting problems on the Northbound sections of the M27 & M3. All of which invariably occur south of Eastleigh. Mind you, that wouldn't be a problem unless you intended to commute in a northerly direction.

    A final point. We rented a house for 6-months, when we first moved down, mainly to enable us to check out different areas. We spent our spare time looking at house details, visiting locations and researching the area - knowing that we had 6 months to make up our minds. Some may argue that the 6 months rent could have gone towards mortgage repayments; but I tto the view that it was better to delay mortgage repayment by 6 months than to spend another £10k moving from somewhere that we weren't happy with.
  • chaliepudchaliepud Forumite
    398 Posts
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    Thanks Mick
    OH will be working in Swanwick ans works shifts so rush hour not a problem. We would like to be within 15-20 mins of there, FIL lives in Fareham, we have 3 kids so would like a nice town/village with a nice centre/shopping area/park
    H
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