Fleet still continues to carry its deep-rooted history, dating back to the Victorian era, of traditional weekly street markets and stores.
Thanks to its weather, low crime rates and residents’ well-being, Fleet managed to score the top position on Halifax’s Quality of Life Survey back in 2015 for the ‘Best place to live in the UK’.
Local Agents in the area have described Fleet as offering a popular appeal for families with its combination of great commuter links, Ofsted ‘outstanding’ schools, lavish countryside, and a mix of property that means Fleet has something for everyone.
Every Saturday, in Gurkha Square adjacent to Harlington Centre and Library, you can see this little market in action while enjoying sweet desserts and freshly made/produced foods, fruits and vegetables all at once at an amazing price!
Being the major town of Hart District, Fleet has many employment opportunities to offer as it has many large technology business areas and is big on sports with a prominent golf club and four football clubs.
The ranges in property types are wide. You can find nice traditional Victorian houses for sale while also having the option of Modern 21st Century homes near the town centre and charismatic Cottages tucked away on the outskirts of Fleet and other secluded areas.
According to Rightmove, Properties in Fleet had an overall average price of £491,851 over the last year. The majority of sales in Fleet during the last year were detached properties, selling for an average price of £654,524. Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £424,336, with terraced properties fetching £339,584. The prices of these properties depend on the location as the most sought after areas are where the prices are the highest such as ‘The Blue Triangle’, which stretches between Fleet Road, Reading Road North and Elvetham Road.
If you’re on a tight budget and looking for properties that are more affordable and within budget, then not to worry there are plenty of options available suitable for you and your preference. One-bedroom flats in period properties are available on Elvetham Road, while two-bedroom apartments can be found on Kenilworth Road.
When it comes to transport, Fleet truly does not disappoint. With such close proximity to big towns and cities, there’s no doubt that Fleet has an excellent commuter route to and from the capital, getting you to London Waterloo in less than an hour, with the fastest train taking only 40 minutes. It also has great links to Basingstoke, Southampton and Bournemouth/Poole.
Fleet is located to the side of Junction 4a of the M3, providing easy access to London and Basingstoke (East). Therefore, it is definitely an ideal place for people looking to commute, giving residents the opportunity to work in London while enjoying a more slow-paced lifestyle back in Fleet.
The town has a number of great Ofsted rated schools in every nook and corner of the area including Crookham CE Infants, Fleet Infants, Heatherside Infants and Juniors, All Saints, Elvetham Heath Primary School, Church Crookham Juniors and many others.