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


With one of the most successful economies in the UK, high employment, high performing schools and an abundance of culture, history and lifestyle choices, Hampshire is the preferred location for over 86,000 businesses including much loved global brands including Virgin, Sony, Zurich, Twinings and many others.

From any location in Hampshire, you are within an hour in the stunning countryside (we have two national parks), in a vibrant city or relaxing 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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