Petersfield: An Area Guide

With the train journey to London Waterloo taking around an hour, it is easy to see why so many people have developed an interest in what Petersfield has to offer. This is a commuter town that is able to provide a very different pace of life from what you would expect in the heart of London. Knowing that you can return home to an area of great beauty and a more sedate pace of life is a great comfort for many people, and there are many people who have arrived in Petersfield as commuters but stayed as contended residents.

You should find that there is a strong mix of properties in Petersfield. Whether you are interested in period cottages or spacious mansions, there is something for everyone. The more affordable options in the area come with the modern flats and houses that have been developed on estates like Herne Farm.

Many people have settled in Petersfield

When it comes to recommending Petersfield, there is a great deal to be said for looking at the number of people who have to the area and stayed. This is a town that is handy for commuters but once families settle, they find that the local area has a lot to offer and that the pace of life here is very appealing, especially compared to the more hectic energy of England’s capital.

The standard of education in an area is an important factor and you’ll be glad to know that there is a lot to like about the local education options in Petersfield. The local infant school, located on St Peter’s Road, has been classed as “Outstanding” by Ofsted and there is also Petersfield School, sometimes known as TPS, which has also been referred to as “Outstanding”, with this school being available for children aged between 11 years old and 16. There are also sixth form college options to choose from in the nearby area so families looking to ensure their children enjoy a high standard of education have options to consider in Petersfield.

There are plenty of shopping options in Petersfield

Like many modern towns these days, Petersfield is able to provide a blend of High Street stores and boutique and independent stores. The town is also well known for its market with Wednesday and Saturday being great days to venture into the town square and see what is on offer. There is also a popular farmers’ market in the town, so you can enjoy fresh produce from local suppliers.

When it comes to getting some fresh air and adventure, Petersfield Heath is an excellent choice, lying to the south of the town. With a cricket pitch and golf course on offer there are plenty of exercise options and you can even hire a boat to venture out on to the lake.

You’ll find that there are plenty of local attractions on offer in Petersfield to ensure that  you enjoy your time in the area. There is a council owned swimming pool and in the summer months, there is also an outdoor pool to enjoy. The museum offers great insight into local life as well as providing a number of seasonal exhibitions. If you enjoy live events, Festival Hall is a great destination and Petersfield has a strong reputation for music festivals, so you should be able to enjoy live shows and the wonder of live music in the local community.

With respect to property prices, Zoopla states that as of December 2017, property prices in Petersfield over the past 12 months have an average of £469,729. In the same time frame, the average price paid for property in Hampshire stands at £336,273.

If you hold an interest in Petersfield of you would like to learn more about the area, contact Williams of Petersfield and we will help you learn more about this fantastic area.