The Best Places to Live in Southampton

Moving to Southampton this year but don’t know where to live? We’ve wrapped up the best student areas in Southampton, so you can find the perfect spot to suit your needs.

Here are the best places for student accommodation in Southampton.


Student Accommodation in Portswood

Prices start from: £83pppw

House sizes: 4-8 bedrooms

Best for: Being in the middle of student life in Southampton

Portswood is one of the most popular student areas in Southampton, mostly due to its prime location. The area is within walking distance to the University of Southampton, making it perfect for those studying at Highfield Campus. Southampton’s city centre is just around the corner, so you’re close by to plenty of local amenities. Plus, Solent University isn’t far away either, taking 15 minutes by public transport.

The area is home to Portswood Road, which hosts some of the city’s best restaurants, cafes and bars. You’ll be sure to have some great nights out if you choose to opt for student accommodation in Portswood.

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Student Accommodation in Bassett

Prices start from: £80pppw

House sizes: 3-6 bedrooms

Best for: Living close to the University of Southampton

Bassett is another popular student area in the city, and is sought after by students at the University of Southampton due to its close proximity to both Highfield and Boldrewood campuses. The area is perfect for those who want to live close to their mates.

With Southampton’s popular sporting facilities nearby, sports students will be right at home. The Southampton Sports Centre and Southampton Snowsports Centre are right on the doorstep. Student homes in Bassett get snapped up quickly, so if you see a home you like it’s best to book a viewing as soon as possible.

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Southampton City Centre

Student Accommodation in Southampton City Centre

Prices start from: £100pppw

House sizes: 1-3 bedrooms

Best for: Being close to local amenities and Solent University

Student homes in Southampton’s city centre are perfect for those who want to be in the heart of the action. Solent University is based in the city centre and is only a few minutes’ away from student accommodation in the area.

The cities most popular bars, including Club Oceana, Yates and Switch, are in the area, meaning you’re not far from a great student night out. The area has a bustling student social scene and is packed full of culture. With the Mayflower Theatre, Nuffield Theatre and The Stage Door in the area, you’ll never be at a loose end.

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Student Accommodation in Highfield

Prices start from: £83pppw

House sizes: 3-6 bedrooms

Best for: University of Southampton students who want to be close to the action

Highfield is home to the University of Southampton’s main campus, so there’s always something going on. Student homes in Highfield are always in high demand, and with fewer student properties than other student districts, they tend to get signed for quickly.

The area has great transport links to other areas of the city. Southampton Common is just around the corner, which is the largest open space in the city. The park is perfect for a summer BBQ or a kick around with some mates.

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The Polygon

Student Accommodation in The Polygon

Prices start from: £84pppw

House sizes: 4-6 bedrooms

Best for: A buzzing student atmosphere

The Polygon is one of Southampton’s most buzzing student districts. Known for its exciting nightlife and great selection of bars and pubs, the area makes for a great hub for students. Watts Park is within walking distance, which is perfect for some fresh air.

Student homes in the area are popular. Solent University is just around the corner, and the University of Southampton is just a 10-minute journey by bus. With other sought-after student districts nearby, you’re bound to be close to your mates.

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