Coastline, countryside, and exciting cities are all on offer in Hampshire. Whether you prefer golf, horse riding, water sports, cycling, or a gentle country walk, Hampshire has it - and in under an hour’s commute to London Waterloo. Almost all of the area is classified as rural, meaning that the views are unspoilt from the thatched country cottage or country estate you call home. The area also offers good employment and education opportunities, in addition to the opportunities provided by its good rail connections to London. Hampshire was rated the best place to live in the UK in Halifax’s 2014 Quality of Life survey, with residents reporting excellent health, high salaries, long life expectancies, and good weather.