New Homes in Waterlooville
If you’re dreaming of moving to the south coast, new homes in Waterlooville could be perfect for you and your family. Located next to Havant in Hampshire not far from the border with West Sussex, the South East town of Waterlooville is just a short drive from Portsmouth and Hayling Island.
With Southampton only 20 miles to the west, Chichester is even closer to town in the opposite direction. From trips to Brighton to long walks in the South Downs and, of course, endless sunny days on the local beaches, our developments closest to Waterlooville below could change your way of life.
Whether you’re cheering on the local football team, taking the kids to the park or visiting the beach on a warm summer’s day, there’s plenty to see and do close to your new home in Waterlooville. Located in Hampshire, only a short drive from Havant and Portsmouth, Waterlooville is ideal if you want to live in a rural location within easy reach of major cities.
A quick history
Waterlooville was named after the local inn, the Heroes of Waterloo, and was first recognised as a town in 1815. A church was built a couple of decades later, and a few small shops helped the village to grow. Waterlooville was eventually connected to Portsmouth by a horse-drawn bus, and by the 1930s the area had its own district council.
During the Second World War, people from nearby cities came to Waterlooville to escape the regular bombings of cities, and during the 1950s Waterlooville was one of the fastest growing towns in Britain.
Business and industry
Alliance UK Cleaning Services and Hampshire Cosmetics Ltd are both based in Waterlooville, while big businesses nearby include; Xyratex Technology and Fat Face in Havant, Zurich Insurance Company, Estee Lauder and National Air Traffic Services in Fareham, as well as IBM UK and Portsmouth BVT Surface Fleet Support in Portsmouth.
Things to do in the area
Waterlooville has a bustling town centre, with a number of shops and a weekly street market. If you enjoy keeping fit, you can play sports at the local leisure centre, join the local bowls or cricket club at Jubilee Park, and even play a round at Waterlooville Golf Course. For those who prefer watching from the sidelines, you can cheer on local football team Havant and Waterlooville FC at their home ground on Martin Road in Havant.
For a taste of city life, Portsmouth is only a short drive away from Waterlooville, where you can go shopping at Gunwharf Quays, take in the views from Spinnaker Tower, or find out more about the city’s history at the D-Day Museum and the National Museum of the Royal Navy.
If you want to get out and about in the great outdoors, Waterlooville is close to Staunton Country Park and Queen Elizabeth Park, while the south coast is close-by for seaside walks at West Wittering Beach or traditional family fun at Hayling Island Beach. The South Downs National Park is just north of the town, ideal for hiking and mountain biking.
Travel and commuting
Located alongside the A3(M), Waterlooville has good transport connections by road going both north and south. Although there’s no train station in town, Portsmouth and Havant have rail services to towns and cities across the UK, including London.
Portsmouth is 15-minutes away from Waterlooville by car, while Havant can also be reached in 15-minutes, Chichester in 25-minutes and Southampton in 35-minutes. For trips to the capital, there’s a direct train to London Waterloo from Portsmouth Harbour with a journey time of one hour 40-minutes.
If you’re going abroad for a well-earned holiday, Southampton Airport is conveniently only a 30-minute drive away from the town, while ferries to France and Spain depart from Portsmouth.