Are you thinking of living in Havant?
Relocating to a new village, town or city is never a straightforward assignment!
It is repeatedly made more difficult when you do not know much about the area you are thinking of moving to.
If you have decided to start living in Havant, then you are in the right place!
As with relocating to any area, there are numerous things to consider when thinking of living in Havant.
We are aware that the moving process can sometimes seem very overwhelming!
If you are considering living in Havant, we are here to help.
In this article, we hope to give you a better understanding of what living in Havant is like.
Establishing a greater understanding of what you can expect when living in Havant is certainly going to help with your decision to make the move.
Here are some great reasons to consider living in Havant!
Havant has been subjected to a number of initiatives to improve facilities, transport infrastructure and the building of hew homes in recent years. This has led to a rise in buyers looking at the area as a potential place to settle.
The available housing stock is varied both in style and cost with the average price paid for a property in the town over the last three months being £283,682.
This figure may be just over the average cost for the UK, however, it is cheaper than nearby Waterlooville and Bedhampton and considerably more cost-effective than either Emsworth or Langstone.
So, what can those considering a move here expect to pay from the smallest to the largest property?
- 1 bedroom – £115,000
- 2 bedroom – £145,000
- 3 bedroom – £245,000
- 4 bedroom – £310,000
- 5 bedroom – £815,000
Havant is expanding all the time.
Currently, it has three new build developments on the go by reputable construction companies such as Barratt, Persimmons and David Wilson. A range of 2,3- & 4-bedroom properties are available.
Depending on how far your budget with stretch, you could potentially own a brand-new modern property that incorporates all white goods and nicely laid out gardens from £269,995.
Check out Zoopla below for further.
Cost of Living
The cost of living is one of those factors which we have no control over and all it ever seems to do is go up!
Whilst we may not be able to stop this ever-increasing reality, there are things we can do to offset these inevitable rises.
Havant is not considered a particularly high cost of living area especially when compared to somewhere like London, however, in these unsettling financial times, it is wise to be prudent with our hard-earned wages.
Getting on a strict budget is the very first step you should take when trying to reduce your cost of living.
It is so easy to fritter your cash. By taking a detailed look at your “in and outgoings” you can see where exactly you can introduce adjustments.
Be patient. It takes time to get used to budgeting. But it doesn’t have to be all-consuming.
Just a few short sharp changes and you will be impressed at what a big difference it will make.
Here are a few ideas to help you get off to a good start and save money when living in Havant:
- Use a free online budgeting tool – Step Change (stepchange.org/debt-info/your-financial-situation/making-a-budget) and Money to the Masses (moneytothemasses.com/quick-savings/tips/the-best-budgeting-apps-in-the-uk-how-to-budget-without-trying) are really helpful sites to consider.
- Change any credit card debt to a zero-interest account. Some lenders charge a fortune in interest, so the debt never seems to come down. Try Money Supermarket, it’s a fantastic tool where you can compare credit cards from over 20 providers (moneysupermarket.com/credit-cards/)
- Most of us buy too much food and end up binning it. By doing something as simple as making a weekly menu and shopping list (and sticking to it) really does cut out waste.
- There are plenty of low budget supermarkets in Havant. Iceland, B&M, Lidl, and Aldi all have stores in the town.
- Ramp up your exercise goals and save money too by walking rather than opting for taking the car, saving on petrol, and shopping as you can’t carry as much when you walk.
These are just a few small ways you can incorporate saving into your daily routine when you live in Havant.
Just trying for a couple of months will show you what a big difference small changes can make to your overall spend.
Ensuring there are good schools is one of the top considerations when relocating to a new area with young children.
Living in Havant will not disappoint in this department.
The area has a great choice of nurseries and pre-schools for the youngest children.
Primary schools in the town perform well, with the majority having achieved a “good” rating from Ofsted.
Bidbury Infant School, St Alban’s Church of England Aided Primary and Warren Park Primary School are very highly regarded, having received Ofsted’s highest grade of “outstanding”.
Secondary school children filter into several schools.
There is plenty of choices when it comes to secondary education, however, within a two-mile radius of the town, there are 4 state schools.
All 4 have been rated as “good” by Ofsted.
Havant College is a sixth form college located near the centre of Havant.
It attracts students from a wide area and has a long, well-established reputation for providing quality education as well as high exam pass rates.
South Down College (HSDC) is a Further and Higher Education College providing A-Levels, T Levels and vocational courses from three campuses in Alton, Havant & South Downs.
Are you thinking of living in Havant?
Regardless of if you are moving for the excellent properties, great transport links or fantastic schooling options, living in Havant is a perfect choice!
If you have made up your mind and are ready to move, we are here to help you get your new journey in Havant underway.
Here at Curtiss & Sons Portsmouth, we are an experienced and professional removals company that has been helping people moving home since 1871.
If you need help and advice on moving your home or perhaps some questions about your house removals, you can get in touch with us on 023 9298 5830 and our friendly team is here to assist you with your enquiry.