We have over 15 years experience selling homes in the Basingstoke area. From our office in Church Street our local team, most of whom live in Basingstoke, we have helped thousands of families fine their dream home.
Living in Basingstoke
The town of Basingstoke is conveniently located just off the M3 and is a fantastic domain for London commuters. The old Hampshire market town is an ideal location for students, young families, couples and retired couples alike, due to Basingstoke’s vast majority of entertainment, education and business hub facilities.
There is so much variety for people living in Basingstoke. Besides the convenient town center ,which features the Festival Place shopping mall, there are plenty of retail parks, craft centers, large supermarkets and cinemas, all with easy parking, and easy access to main transport links.
Besides being located just off the M3, a direct motorway into London, Southampton or Portsmouth, Basingstoke is also a stones throw away from the A31 which links up with the A3 into London. Basingstoke is close to Winchester, Andover, Newbury, Reading, not forgetting historic towns such as Hartley Wintney, Alton and Farnham. Basingstoke is an ideal town to buy a house, whether you choose to rent a flat, buy your first home, move up the ladder or downsize to something more appropriate.
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Transport in Basingstoke
The town of Basingstoke was known as ‘Doughnut City’ back in the day, due to having so many roundabouts. If you’ve got a car then driving around Basingstoke is easy; the town is well sign posted, and very well lit at night due to being based around a lot of main roads.
If you’re travelling in and out of Basingstoke via train to London Waterloo then you’ll be there in well under and hour; the same goes for Portsmouth if you plan to travel south. The Basingstoke train station can be found at the back of the Festival Place shopping mall and is within an easy walking distance of many other local attractions.
There are dozens of buses that run in, out and around the town of Basingstoke and you won’t find it difficult to grab a taxi if you plan on spending the evening in town. There is also an evening bus for people wishing to stay out late and wish to get home safely.
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Things to do in Basingstoke
Basingstoke is full of exciting things to do, regardless of your age. The Festival Place shopping mall is located in the heart of Basingstoke. It is full of well-known high street shops, brands and restaurants, and also features a 10 screen cinema featuring all the latest technology. Festival Place has excellent parking facilities and you certainly won’t be at a loss for things to do once you’re inside.
The Viables in Basingstoke is a craft center and plays host to a number of independent creative businesses; well worth a visit if you’re after something truly unique.
Basingstoke is also full of handy retail parks and large supermarkets; ideal for young couples who are setting up home, or families looking for a convenient place to do the weekly shop.
The Milestones Museum is a must-visit location for people living in Basingstoke; it’s also a great place to take visiting guests. But for thrill seekers, the Airkix Indoor Skydiving center is perfect for both kids and adults. If you’ve got younger children to entertain then the Basingstoke Aquadome is ideal.
Working in Basingstoke
Basingstoke is full of thriving businesses; making it the ultimate town to re-locate for that perfect job, or to start a new career with a well-known brand. Fujitsu, for example, is located in the Viables Business Park. Sony Business (Europe) are also based in Basingstoke. Sun Life Assurance and HM Publishers Holdings have bases in Basingstoke, along with the major pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly.
When it comes to technology, Motorola, Huawei Technologies and Game Retail all have major offices in Basingstoke and for sport fanatics, Taylor Made Golf are situated in the popular business hub of Basingstoke too!
The world’s largest commercial banknote printer and passport manufacturer, De La Rue, have their head office in Basingstoke, as do Gist – experts when it comes to global logistics.
Basingstoke is full of opportunity when it comes to finding work. There are numerous job agencies around the town that offer both temporary and permanent positions in a wide variety of business sectors.