5 Reasons Why You Should Move To New Milton

Laura Simpkins

by Laura Simpkins

21/02/2022, in Main Blog | New Forest & Bournemouth Blog

New Milton is a small market town in southwest Hampshire with just over 25,000 people. The location isn’t as well known as some of its local counterparts. Still, its key attractions are pulling in families from around the country.

If you’re looking to move to New Milton, read below for reasons why it’s such an excellent place to live.

About New Milton

New Milton boasts a history that spans nearly 1000 years. The earliest record of a settlement in New Milton was from 1086, known as ‘Mildeltune’.

The town is located near the scenic New Forest area, providing a gateway to one of England’s most stunning natural heathland. You can guess from that notion that the area is surrounded by beautiful scenery, and there are several attractions and places of interest in New Milton.

So what are the key selling points for a move?

  • 1. There are Fantastic Family Homes

New Milton is a small town with a surprisingly large number of choices regarding family homes. Naturally, with the abundance of space in the area, some properties are quite large for those where sizeable properties are a necessity.

However, most families look towards the three-to-four bedroom detached homes. Both the interiors and exteriors are spacious with an atmosphere that’s reminiscent of the relaxed lifestyle of the area.

  • 2. It’s A Safe Place To Live

New Milton is a safe place to live, and the town has meagre crime rates. There have only been a handful of burglaries in New Milton recently, and the city has deficient levels of reported anti-social behaviour. New Milton has been rated a very safe place to live by the Home Office and the Office for National Statistics, with only 60 crimes per 1000 people.

  • 3. New Milton Has Great Schools

New Milton has educational facilities that span from early learning to secondary schools. Residents can enjoy proximity to excellent education, including New Milton Junior School, the Arnewood School, and Brockenhurst College.

  • 4. It’s An Affordable Place To Live

The low cost of living in New Milton makes it an ideal place to live for those who want to budget for raising a family. The estimated cost of living for a family of four is approximately £2,500 a month, excluding rent, making the area much more affordable than urban areas.

  • 5. There Are Lots Of Outdoor Activities In New Milton

New Milton is located in the heart of the New Forest, offering many great outdoor recreation opportunities. There are also riding schools, art centres, shopping, and cafes to enjoy that supplement the outdoor experience in the region.

You can also access local areas by bus and rail to expand your access to activities.

Pride Road Can Get Your New Milton Home Geared to Your Preference

New Milton is a great place to live in the UK. It has a great history, excellent schools, low crime rates and affordable housing. If those notions tick all your boxes for a move, perhaps you’re already planning to relocate the family.

If you’re pondering housing in New Milton, get in touch with our local Residential Architect, Laura Simpkins, of Pride Road New Forest & Bournemouth, to assist in creating a home that aligns with all your family values.