Hampshire is a pretty great place to live, offering glorious countryside, close proximity to the coast and easy access to London. This doesn’t come cheap, of course – according to Rightmove, Hampshire house prices averaged £412,819 over the past year, roughly 40% above the current national average.
But the cost of property varies hugely across the county. See how Hampshire house prices stack up, and where are the best places to buy in 2023…
Located in northwest Hampshire, with good transport links and stunning scenery, Andover is a great spot to buy a house in Hampshire. The picturesque market town boasts good amenities, and there are plenty of different types of property to be found. House prices here are reasonable for Hampshire, too: the average sold price over the past year was £351,418.
Lying just east of Andover in the stunning Test Valley, idyllic Whitchurch has been described as “the perfect market town”. It blends rural tranquillity with a fast, easy commute to London – and great pubs. For such a desirable spot, property is reasonably priced, averaging £375,939 last year.
Basingstoke is the biggest town in Hampshire, and is well-connected to the capital. While lacking a little of the character of some market towns, it offers plenty of amenities on the doorstep and is also among the more affordable places to buy in the county, with house prices averaging £352,443 over the past year.
It won’t win awards in the charm stakes, but Farnborough offers fast transport links to London, interesting heritage and a great mix of properties available. House prices are higher than in other parts of Hampshire, reflecting its proximity to the capital, with an average price of £376,143 last year.
This chic city is the most expensive place in Hampshire to buy a house. It’s bursting with fantastic places to eat, drink and shop, and home, of course, to Winchester cathedral, but all this comes with a hefty price tag. In fact, the average price for a house in Winchester came to an eye-watering £650,853 last year.
The largest city in Hampshire, Southampton is cool, coastal and has an abundance of green space, too. As with any city, though, some parts are better than others. Overall, Southampton is an affordable option within Hampshire. House prices in Southampton hit an average of £297,411 in 2022, reflecting the high proportion of flats on offer here.
A port city smaller than Southampton, Portsmouth is another exciting place to live. The crime rate is higher than other parts of Hampshire, but it has also been ranked the 11th happiest city in the UK. You can find good value for money here, with property prices averaging at £288,848 last year.
Lymington is another lovely market town, well-placed between the New Forest and the sea. It’s a stylish, affluent spot, and boasts a great art scene, but living here comes at a price. House prices in Lymington averaged £577,393 last year.
If you’re looking to buy or sell your home in Andover or Whitchurch, contact us today to speak to our team of local experts.