New homes in Hampshire: 10 best developments

Affluent Hampshire is a popular location to live and work, but where’s the best place to rent or buy a new property in the county? We will explore the Top 10 developments the area offers – as decided by HomeViews’ verified residents. Our rating system covers everything from how well developers manage their homes to their design and facilities, helping you find your dream property at a glance. But first, let’s explore all the reasons you might want to invest in a new build home in Hampshire.

Where is Hampshire?

On the coast of the English Channel, Hampshire is the largest South East England county. You can trace its illustrious industrial past back to Roman Britain, when the county town of Winchester was still the capital of the ancient kingdom of Wessex. Southampton and Portsmouth are the largest cities in the area, with market towns including Alresford, Alton, Andover, Bishop’s Waltham, Lymington, New Milton, Petersfield, Ringwood, Romsey and Whitchurch.

Berkshire borders Hampshire to the north, Surrey to the north-east, and West Sussex to the east. The English Channel and the Solent form the southern boundary, with Dorset to the west and Wiltshire to the north-west.

Living in Hampshire

So, what’s it like to live in Hampshire? With a varied geology and two National Parks covering up to 45 per cent of its area, the county is very popular with tourists and locals who appreciate its natural landscape. As well as being the home of Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, Hampshire also boasts thriving industries in the business, maritime, agriculture and tourism sectors.

At the western end of the South Downs National Park, on the River Itchen, the cathedral city of Winchester occupies a fairly central position. Its rich cultural heritage is a draw in its own right, but the city is also crammed with excellent shops, restaurants, markets and top-rated schools. And with the South Downs on its doorstep, residents can escape to the countryside in minutes.

Running alongside the city, the M3 provides a direct link to London (c. 60 miles) and Southampton (c. 14 miles). Great for those who need to commute or frequently visit family.

But Winchester isn’t the only place worth noting. In the north, Basingstoke has evolved into a business and financial centre. And Aldershot, Portsmouth, and Farnborough have strong links with the Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force, respectively. The county is also just a short hop across the water from the Isle of Wright – a fantastic, close-to-home getaway.

Hampshire property prices

Hampshire property prices averaged at £392,389 in November 2021 – a slight fall on this time last year. Flats achieved around £209,066, with terraced houses selling for £281,019 on average. Semi-detached homes in Hamsphire secured £352,458, while detached properties went for £611,969.

As of November 2021, the average rental price for a Hampshire home was £1,469 PCM. Expect to pay £796 on average for a one-bedroom property, with rents rising to £2,057 PCM for five-bedroom homes.

New build homes in Hampshire: Top 10 developments

It’s time to discover which new build homes in Hampshire made our Top 10. Want to know more? Our verified residents decide who make the cut – just click through to see their detailed reviews.

Located in Southampton close to the city centre, the Gatehouse – a development of build-to-rent apartments by Grainger – comes in at first place.

Read reviews and details of Gatehouse Apartments, SO14

Bow Square was the first build-to-rent (and our second highest rated) development in Hampshire. Situated in Southampton, residents here benefit from premium lifestyle amenities, on-site management, and outdoor spaces.

Read reviews and details of Bow Square, SO14

Nabbing a place in the top three, the Grainger Collection in Wellesley, Aldershot lies in the heart of the Hampshire countryside. Wellesley offers country and modern living, with transport links to London and other cities a great bonus for commuters. Choose from a range of one and two-bedroom low-rise flats or three and four-bedroom houses – all surrounded by woodlands and 110 hectares of green open space.

Read reviews and details of The Grainger Collection at Wellesley, GU11

Centenary Quay by Crest Nicholson sits in a new waterside development in Southampton and comfortably within our top five. Centenary Quay offers a range of one and two-bedroom apartments. As well as waterside views, residents benefit from huge selection of amenities on their doorstep. Many of the flats are also available with the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme.

Read reviews and details of Centenary Quay, SO19

Hovering in the middle of our Top 10, Kingfisher Grange by Taylor Wimpey in Bursledon offers a range of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes. In addition, residents benefit from being surrounded by countryside while being close to the centre of Southampton.

Read reviews and details of Kingfisher Grange, SO31

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You’ll find Berewood, our sixth most highly rated development, in the market town of Waterlooville, South Hampshire. As well as having a primary school within walking distance, residents have shops, bus stops and a train station within proximity. The development is ‘build to rent’, with a range of two, three and four-bedroom homes available.

Read reviews and details of Berewood, PO7

Taking the seventh spot, Meridian Waterside by Indland Homes is situated on the River Itchen waterfront in Southampton. It will feature a wide range of properties, from penthouse apartments with spectacular views to family homes with space to grow.

Read reviews and details of Meridian Waterside, SO14

Boorley Park is a Linden Homes development located in Boorley Green. Voted into eighth position, it is surrounded by great amenities, such as new primary schools, community sports facilities and plenty of green spaces. These two, three, four and five-bedroom apartments are energy efficient and come with car parking spaces.

Read reviews and details of Linden Homes at Boorley Park, SO32

Rated as our ninth best development, Bovis Homes at Botley Park is a collection of three, four and five-bedroom homes situated just outside the village of Botley on the edge of the River Hamble. Boorley Park’s local amenities include a new primary school, allotments, a community centre with sports facilities and plenty of open spaces.

Read reviews and details of Bovis Homes at Boorley Park, SO32

Securing its place in the Top 10, Edenbrook Village is a collection of two, three, four and five-bedroom new homes conveniently located just 2 miles from the centre of the sought-after town of Fleet, on the edge of a stunning 82-acre country park.

Read reviews and details of Edenbrook Village, GU51

Want to learn more about our reviewed new build homes in Hampshire? Click the link below to read our dedicated area guide.

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