Park Gate connects Locks Heath to the south, Segensworth to the east and Sarisbury to the west. It is a small town with a diverse mix of properties, ranging from town locations to country homes.
Much of Park Gate is rural, with farms and country estates, making it the ideal area to retire. That said, it doesn’t lack great road and rail links. The M27 runs alongside Park Gate, giving easy access to Southampton, and the A27 is nearby, servicing a large retail park to the south at Segensworth.
If you prefer the train, there is a station a few minutes walk from the town centre, and if you like a bit of retail therapy, restaurants and the cinema, Whitely should have enough to keep you smiling.
For those of you with sea legs, Swanwick and its many marinas and boatyards should have everything you need, thanks to the River Hamble.
Park Gate is popular with retirees and families alike, making it an ideal spot for those who want to experience quiet English town life but with all the conveniences of retail parks, open spaces, restaurants and cinemas.
Park Gate has a relatively modern history compared to neighbouring towns and cities. It was developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to service the vast strawberry industry that dominated the area.
In 1913, over 3,000 strawberries were distributed from Park Gate by road and rail, thanks to the oddly-named Swanwick railway station, even though it is in Park Gate.
Most of the town was developed during the 20th century, culminating in the expansion of Segensworth commercial and retail park to the south and Whitely to the north.
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