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Where to live in Southampton

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Southampton, United...
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Where to live in Southampton

Slightly odd one for TA but I find the users are the best to ask. Can any locals to Southampton suggest where may be a good area of the city for a young mid twenties couple to live. We need to be close to the train station/city centre area for work and currently live in a city centre type apartment currently so would be open to the same again. Don't know the city/area at all and i'm reluctant to trust estate agents who will no doubt base any search on price. Any locals with suggestions so we can have a look at something online would be great. I'm planning on coming to town for a couple of days shortly and doing a few viewings so any help would be much appreciated. Budget is mid to high and we would probably look to rent at first.

Basingstoke, United...
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1. Re: Where to live in Southampton

The city is very "mixed" with many areas you might want to avoid.

There is a new development by the waterside with nice new flats.

Southampton, United...
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2. Re: Where to live in Southampton

That's a difficult one as centrally to the station a lot of rentals are student type accommodation mixed in with some nice apartments. For instance some in Hill Lane are within walking distance. You will be able to tell what is suitable location wise in relation to the rent being asked :) There are certainly areas that are not so great as with any large city. Assuming you have searched on line for rentals is there anything that's caught your eye...we would be better placed to answer your question with some idea of the locations you are tempted by.

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