Basingstoke and The Surrounding villages has around 150,000 residents and is located in the county of Hampshire. Basingstoke and The Surrounding villages is an area of low unemployment and is known as well-to-do town. Basingstoke is a great location for commuters, families and professionals as the town houses great local schools, businesses small and large and has a great trainline to London aswell as easy access to the coast.
The history of Basingstoke & Surrounding Villages
Basingstoke first appears in history in 990 AD during Anglo-Saxon times. It was then known as Embasinga stocae. Basingstoke was deliberately planned and created after the Second World War to house the overspill from London. Basingstoke was an ‘expanded town’ which grew rapidly in size in the 1960s, but the original town has ancient roots which can be explored by any visitor to the area
Things to do in Basingstoke & Surrounding Villages
Basingstoke residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do in Basingstoke. The town and its surrounding area offers an extensive range of days out and activities for individuals, couples and families including the Milestone Museum, The Anvil and Haymarket Theatres, Indoor Skydiving at IFly or even live like a lord at The Vyne. If you are looking to catch the latest movie then Basingstoke has its own 10 screen Vue multiplex cinema.
Basingstoke & Surrounding Villages Transport
Basingstoke is situated near Reading and Winchester. The town has excellent transport links to surrounding areas as well as London. Basingstoke is an extremely popular place for commuters to live as the town offers easy access to both M3 and M4 motorways. The train from Basingstoke to Waterloo takes around 45 minutes.
Basingstoke & Surrounding Villages Education
Hampshire County Council is responsible for schools in Basingstoke. There is a fantastic selection of schools in and around Basingstoke for all ages, from nurseries right through to college including Castle Hill Infant School, Dove House School, Oakridge School. Basingstoke also offers 2 colleges Basingstoke College of Technology and Queen Marys College.
PROPERTIES FOR SALE IN Basingstoke & the Surrounding villages
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Westdeane Court, Basingstoke
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Kempshott Lane, Basingstoke
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