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Bassett boarders Southampton City Centre, attracting students, working professional and also families. Bassett has a huge range of housing, mainly detached.
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Bassett is a suburb and electoral ward of Southampton, England. The suburb lies to the north of the city centre and is bounded by Lordswood, Bassett Green and Highfield. Bassett Ward comprises Bassett, Bassett Green and Lordswood. It had a population of 13,139 as of the 2001 Census.
Bassett is the location of the University of Southampton's Glen Eyre Halls of residence complex and the Southampton Sports Centre. Other landmarks include St. Michael's church, and Bassett Avenue, the main road into Southampton from the north.
The west of Bassett Avenue/ The Avenue is dotted with semi-detached and detached private housing as well as a golf course and the Sports Centre. To the east is terraced housing inhabited by long-standing close-knit communities such as on the Flower Estate.
Bassett is very close to Southampton city centre where you will find all the shops you will need. However Bassett does offer plenty of convenience stores, pharmacies and hairdressers.
Bassett is only a short journey away from Southampton City centre which offers lots of very popular pubs, bars and nightclubs on Bedford place and Oxford street. Transport to and from the city centre runs till late. Bassett also has its own pubs including ‘The Crown and Sceptre’ and ‘The Stoneham Arms’.
Bassett is very close to the Southampton University premises. And also offers plenty of secondary schools including ‘Cantell’. Bassett is also home to ‘Bassett Green Primary School’.
Bassett is only a short drive to the M3 and other motorway links. The Bluestar 1 bus also operates through Bassett Avenue offering regular journeys into Southampton City centre and to Winchester. It is also only a short journey to Southampton train station.