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What's it like to live in Southsea?

Are the people friendly? Is it an area on the up?

Asked on Jul 28 2007, General in Southsea | Report content

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  • Southsea is a very long narrow town that runs along the beach from Old Portsmouth to Eastney. Some parts are nice, some parts very rough. Parking is limited. Nearby university and Portsmouth town centre with all of the shops and facilities you would expect. The best thing about living here is the location - beach on one side, shops and restaurants on the other, so you can walk to both.

    Answered on Nov 22 2009, Report content
  • I would suggest that you look at the local authorities’ website or to see what the crime statistics etc for this area are. You can also look at the local tourist board website which gives you an up to date overview of the area. I would also visit the area and ask some locals.

    Answered on Aug 10 2011, Report content
  • Hi, We would suggest that you get in touch with local estate agents in order to get some background about the area. You can search for agents using the ‘find agents’ tab on the top of the Zoopla Page. We hope this helps.

    Answered on Sep 27 2013, Report content
  • I grew up in Southsea and still go back to visit. There are a good mix of properties, although most are terraced, Victorian houses. Like the rest of Portsmouth, the closer to the beach the nicer and more upmarket the area tends to be. It tends not to be as expensive as Old Portsmouth though. What makes Southsea great is that your close to everything. The beach, independent shops, pubs and restaurants on Albert Road, the University, Fratton Station and Fratton Park are all within walking distance. Generally, it's a great area to live in.

    Answered on Aug 31 2017, Report content

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