Gosport is a medium-sized town of a shade under 90,000 residents in southern Hampshire, a ferry ride away from Portsmouth.
As with its neighbour, Gosport is well known for its naval tradition and is intrinsically linked with the ferries, cruise ships and, years ago, warships that depart from Portsmouth's famous docks.
It is primarily a commuter town, with thousands leaving every day for work in Portsmouth or Southampton, which is only half an hour away by car.
Many of the houses in the north of the town would suit families, being semi-detached and of around £150,000. There are parks around the area and plenty of schools for kids, whilst the golf course just over the harbour could while away a weekend or two.
In the south, elderly people coming to the seaside are catered for in the form of low-cost flats, whilst the expensive detached properties are also in that area, stylish, modern houses of around £500,000 being on the market.
Gosport can be a cost-effective alternative to living in Portsmouth, just as long as you don't suffer from sea-sickness.