Local area guide

Living in Eastleigh

Thinking about moving to Eastleigh? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools and transport connections are like - and of course the most important thing of all: how much houses cost to buy.

Your guide to moving to Eastleigh

Why Eastleigh is a good place to live

Eastleigh is a lovely British town that promises a great blend of modern convenience and historical charm. With excellent transport links, getting to London, Heathrow, and Gatwick is a breeze thanks to the M3 motorway. Alternatively, the M27 makes trips to Portsmouth and Bournemouth simple and swift. With good schools rated by the Ofsted and a selection of housing options, Eastleigh is the place to enjoy the best of both rural and urban living. For those who embrace green living, the close proximity to the New Forest and South Downs National Parks will be a treat.

What's Eastleigh famous for?

Eastleigh is famous for its historical significance as a Victorian railway town. It has been continuously developed to keep up with modern times while maintaining its rich heritage. Southampton International Airport, voted the best regional airport in Europe, is right here in Eastleigh. Adding a dash of pop culture, the esteemed comedian Benny Hill was also born here.

Things to do in Eastleigh

There's never a shortage of things to do in Eastleigh. If you enjoy shopping, the Swan Centre has a wide variety of stores to browse. Film buffs will have a great time at Vue Cinemas and bowling enthusiasts will love Hollywood Bowl Eastleigh. For those who prefer quiet, creative activities, Bella Crafts is the perfect place. The town also sports several attractive parks, such as the Hocombe Mead Nature Reserve and Itchen Valley Country Park, for those who love outdoor activities.

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Average asking prices in Eastleigh today

We update our average asking prices every day using data from millions of properties for sale.

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£300,000

46 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£527,500

100 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£350,000

47 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£170,000

74 properties for sale

Properties currently for sale in Eastleigh

Whether you're looking to buy a family home or a beautiful apartment, we've got you covered.

Transport in Eastleigh

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Eastleigh.

Local connections

Southampton Airport Parkway
National Rail
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Eastleigh
National Rail
0.9 miles / 1.4 km
Swaythling
National Rail
1.3 miles / 2.1 km
Chandlers Ford
National Rail
2.1 miles / 3.4 km
St Denys
National Rail
2.7 miles / 4.3 km
Bitterne
National Rail
2.8 miles / 4.5 km

Schools in Eastleigh

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Eastleigh.

Education in Eastleigh

Cherbourg Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Barton Peveril Sixth Form College
Ages: 16 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2022)
Stoneham Park Primary Academy
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Norwood Primary & Pre-School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
The Crescent Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Nightingale Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2018)

Local pubs in Eastleigh

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  • Good Companions

    Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50

    A large pub on the main road just outside the centre of Eastleigh. Contemporary decor with a large U-shaped bar serving a lounge area to the left and restaurant area to the right. Outside there is extra seating at the front and rear.

  • Eastleigh Railway Institute

    Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50

    Members' Sports and Social Club with Bowling Green. Function Facilities available for hire.