education Hampshire

Living and working in Eastleigh

  • The borough of Eastleigh is nestled between the unitary authority of Southampton, Test Valley, Winchester and Fareham. It is part of the picturesque Hamble Valley area, which stretches along the River Hamble and the Solent.

    The borough has excellent transport links. It is served by two motorways allowing east access to the South Coast, London and the North.

  • Eastleigh The Point

There are numerous railway stations with direct access to the North and London. Historically, the spitfire plane was first flown from this aerodrome; nowadays flights can be taken to national and international destinations from Southampton International Airport in the town of Eastleigh.

  • More about the area

    There are three country parks - Itchen Valley Park, Riverside and Royal Victoria Country Park which offer acres of green space to be explored and enjoyed. Eastleigh also has a large leisure centre, Fleming Park, and an outdoor splash pad for children of all ages with free parking nearby. It is home to the Swan Shopping Centre which includes many national chain stores, a cinema, bowling alley and restaurants along with the local library. The Point is also a popular arts centre in Eastleigh.

    • Visit Hampshire (external link) has further information on the unmissable attractions in and around the area.

    • If you’re outside the area, you might want to see Hampshire County Council’s pages on Moving to Hampshire – the complete guide to information on the local area, including health, childcare and education.

  • Housing

    Help to Buy South sets out different schemes for low cost home ownership. They are designed to help people in different situations find lasting and affordable ways of entering the property market in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. More details and a buyer's guide can be found on their website.

    Homes to privately rent are usually advertised in local newspapers such as the Eastleigh News (external link) or via local lettings agents.

    Further information, including affordable housing preferred providers in the area, can be found at on the Eastleigh District Council housing pages.



Useful links

Moving to Hampshire

Visit Hampshire (external link)

Help to Buy South (external link)

Eastleigh links

Eastleigh Borough Council website (external link)

Eastleigh Borough Council housing pages (external link)