I've lived in Southampton for 3 yrs now and felt at home within 3
months Im sure this is were we will stay the people are extremely
friendly and helpful, there is a community here not a competition.
an odd town in its evolution there are no actual areas of distinctive
wealth or poverty they sort of blend. I would avoid weston, although
netley abby is devine, Bitterne itself is a little tatty and northern is
very dock like and council high rises.
Depending on your budget woolston is up and coming and has new developments at very good prices.
Bitterne Park is great, sea views can be bought for very little along here. And the St denys side of the river.
rate is as you would expect for a dock city. Yet in general the people
are working class origin well meaning very friendly immensly helpful. A
warmer city you could not wish for. And is only a hour and a bit train
ride to London which in comparison is as warm a
nd welcoming as a iceburg with crocodiles on it.
The nicest part is the New Forest which isn't exactly in Southampton, but I have family who live in the Bramshaw/Nomansland area.
As for people saying that you should avoid Thornhill altogether- that is a bit of a judgement really from what people have heard. I live in Thornhill Park (Not on the council estate) and all the time we have lived here we haven't had trouble and it's quite peaceful.
The scenic beauty of the Isle of Wight is like an adorning pendant which sparkles close to the lovely necklace called Southampton. The visually appealing scenery, the tranquillising ambience, attractive shops and the stunning view of the island is sight to behold. Of course for the ones who are fond of nature sports, there are facilities for paragliding, sailing and wind-surfing also.