|Homes sold in the last 12 months||1220||843||598||899|
|Average house prices||£134,872||£203,353||£288,805||£175,534|
Southampton is a major UK port and is home to around 235,000 people. It's a popular destination for those looking to discover its rich past along with revellers wanting to enjoy the vibrant city.
The city has an exciting history including the longest stretch of medieval walls in England to still stand, the Old Town and of course it's association with the RMS Titanic and the Spitfire.
Southampton boasts a diverse mix of retail spaces including Bedford Place and bustling markets. Residents and visitors can also enjoy the city's vibrant nightlife of bars, restaurants, music venues and historic pubs.
It has been described as one of the best places to live by single people aged 18 to 30, perhaps indicating why the city's universities, The University of Southampton and Southampton Solent University, pull in around 40,000 students to the area each year.
Each year, Sheffield hosts the Southampton Boat show in which over 600 exhibitors celebrate the city's links with the sea.
The city has good transport links with easy connections via the M27 and M3 motorways and by rail to Southampton Central railway station.
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