Our towns and cities

are consistently ranked among the UK's best places to live

More sunshine

than anywhere else in the UK

2 national parks

as well as stunning beaches and glorious countryside

Top performing schools

are based in Hampshire

A great place to live


Hampshire has the perfect blend of city, coast and countryside. Occupying two National Parks – New Forest National Park, which covers an unspoilt area of 566 square kilometres to the west of Hampshire and South Downs National Park to the east of Hampshire, which encompasses 1600 square kilometres of rolling hills to bustling market towns.

Getting around Hampshire could not be easier with excellent road networks, fast and frequent trains and bus services. From any location in Hampshire, you are always within short distance to one of the three vibrant, bustling cities or moments away from relaxation by the sea. 

In Hampshire you can have it all, from stylish urban living, a picture-postcard cottage to waterfront apartments; there is an abundance of appealing places to live.

Hampshire also regularly features in the “best places to live in the UK” surveys due to its low levels of crime, employment opportunities, health, and moderate climate.

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