Living on the Isle of Wight

Enjoy a coastal lifestyle that is hard to beat!

Full of surprises and opportunity

The Isle of Wight is a beautiful place in which to live and work. Home to world renowned music and fringe festivals, major international sporting events and a treasure trove of history there is always something new and exciting happening.

The beauty of nature

More than 50 per cent of the Island is designated an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ and the location boasts the highest number of award-winning beaches in England.

Lower housing costs

Living on our beautiful Island is also rewarded by lower housing costs!

As of 2022, Rightmove identified that Isle of Wight properties cost 42.7% less than the average house price elsewhere in the South East of England. They found that the average house price on the Isle of Wight was £297,062 compared to £458,397 across the South East region as a whole!

people in colourful festival clothes with festival flags and stalls in the background

The Isle of Wight lies off the south coast of England with close ferry links to Portsmouth Lymington, Southampton and Southsea (did you know; you can reach London in under two hours from the Isle of Wight?).

The island is a beautiful place to live and work.

There are 57 miles of coastline at your feet. Half the island is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

We are extremely proud of our heritage. There are a high number of important conservation sites.

The Isle of Wight recently became a UNESCO Biosphere reserve. This shows our community commitment to coexisting with our environment.

Newport is the county town of the Island and is the main employment centre. The local population is approximately 140,000 but can double in the summer months. Houses and other property prices are on average, lower than most of the south coast, as are rental prices.

The Island offers an exceptional choice of properties. The stunning countryside and coast are a stones throw from your front door! The Isle of Wight has a maritime and industrial tradition. This includes boat building, sail making, the manufacturer of flying boats. The Island boasts some of the world’s most innovative solutions in marine and aerospace.

The Isle of Wight is well known for the quality of its environment. This helps to give the island its unique character. It also have the challenge of protecting, conserving and enhancing the environment.

Military Road curving along the sea with brown fields and a overcast cloudy grey sky

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