Properties for sale in Bordon
Living in Bordon: The local area guide
The Eco-Friendly town of Bordon can be found in East Hampshire, containing the villages of Grayshott and Lindford, and forming the Parish of Whitehill. Originally known for the extensive military presence owing to the 1600-acre military base still standing since the war, the town has begun creating a new and improved reputation for itself through various attempts to become more environmentally friendly, and sustainable.
As a result, the newly ‘green’ town is thriving thanks to the radical ecological modifications implemented back in 2009. Situated within commuting distance of London, it’s no surprise the number of those moving to this otherwise fairly quiet town is gradually rising. The town is twinned with the Conde-sur-vire; a French commune located in Normandy.
Given Bordon’s central location between larger towns and, of course, the fact that it is within an hour’s train journey of London, the town is popular amongst young professionals wishing to work in and around the city. The easy commute appeals to professionals generally over the age of 25 – a figure supported by the recent increase in residents educated to degree level.
The town is rife with recent graduates looking to make their fortune in the City of London, without having to pay out for the expensive London lifestyle. Saying this, the second largest group in Bordon’s population are those aged 65 and over, which implies that whilst professionals may originally move for the sake of simplicity, the natural charisma has them hooked and ultimately makes it impossible for them to leave.
Interestingly, the population has gradually increased with time – likely due to the impact the environmental changes have had on the town; promising a bright future for Bordon and its inhabitants.
A highly important factor for many homeowners is the standard of education offered locally, and those looking to Bordon will not be disappointed by what the town has in store for their families. Due to increasing demand, there are several primary school institutes available, all of which were awarded ‘Good’ ratings in their most recent Ofsted reports.
There is also a special education institution available for students in need of additional support; Hollywater Primary is a school which reportedly ‘excels in the field of special education’, according to recent reports produced by Ofsted.
Finally, the Mill Chase Academy admits pupils between the ages of 11 and 16; being the nearest and most convenient secondary school, it too boasts a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating, but also high scoring GCSE results, with 20% of students receiving all A* and As in their GCSE exams.
Despite being a popular commuter town, Bordon doesn’t actually have its own railway station. The nearest train station can be found in the nearby town of Liphook, which is located just over 4 miles away; an easy drive or bus journey depending on how you get around.
From Liphook station, there are regular trains which run directly to London Waterloo, in just over an hour by fast train. Stagecoach provides the local bus services; whilst fairly infrequent, the buses are reliable and modestly priced, and offer various links to all over the county.
Amenities and shopping
Comprising of three huge supermarkets, two post offices and more pubs and cafes than you can shake a stick at, Bordon is certainly far from short of amenities. There is also a mall, which is home to numerous chain shops, such as Sports Direct and Wilkos.
The town itself is fairly well equipped for most eventualities, and even has two separate GP services to cater to the population of Bordon. Essentially, the town’s obvious development and growth so far is reflected within the local amenities on offer, and with three large supermarkets to hand, it’s quite the expansion.
With the military presence planned to end around 2016 at some point, the possibilities for the further development of this sustainable community are endless.
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