Portsmouth is now a university town and like many towns that have created new universities there has been an expansion of the local property market. There are large numbers of flats and terraced houses available to buyers with a healthy number of new homes coming onto the market. Rather uniquely these figures are exceeded greatly by the number of rental properties available but there is also great value. In the Southsea area of Portsmouth a 4 to 5 bedroom property can be rented for as little as £1,000 a month, meaning there is not only a wide range of properties available in Portsmouth from flats through to detached houses, but there are properties available to suit every budget.
With its own theatre, the New Theatre Royal and modern shopping centres like the Cascades shopping centre, Gunwharf Quays and the Boardwalk Port Solent, you can find every type of shopping experience you desire in what has become a busy metropolitan area. It has a population of approx 200,000 and this has created one of the most densely populated areas of the United Kingdom in what was once a quaint coastal port.