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« on: November 23, 2010 02:23:57 PM »

Hey everyone! Thinking of moving down south next summer after uni! Need a clean break. Thinking south coast? Anyone got any suggestions? but don't wanna be somewhere where the rent'll be to high haha would like to be were its got a bit of an arts community..
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2011 06:58:53 AM »

depends on what you need for work or such , for closer to london area then brighton is artsy and nice but my money would be on bristol .its got a real small town feel but mega vibrant and crafty and  a bit cheaper as its  further west
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2011 01:28:21 AM »

Bristol!! Really great place and great art scene. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2011 08:58:00 AM »

I can third vote Bristol although it can be a bit much at times. I used to live in the city center but found the whole 'i'm more hipster than you' scene a bit much/ I do still visit all the time though. Maybe living on the outskirts wouldn't feel like such a hipster bubble.

Exeter is good, falmouth has a good art uni so thats pretty good art wise. Brighton is fantastic but very expensive to live.
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2011 10:15:32 AM »

I'm a newbie but stumbled across your post.  I live on the south coast, as pretty much central, coastal and southern as you can get.  It's great down here.  hour and a half to London by car, less by train.  10 mins to stretches of beach and coastline from my house and 2 mins to the countryside by car....Oh and where I live has 2 cities within 30 mins, just over an hour to Brighton in one direction and Bournemouth in the over.  Oh and 20mins over the sea by cat to IOW.....  I do love it.  If I'd live anywhere else in in England it would be Devon or Cornwall, also on coast but south west.

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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2011 02:46:04 PM »

If Bristols too big for you, Bath is quite nice although a bit expensive. I used to live in Exeter but found it to be a little too far from everywhere else
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« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2011 02:37:33 PM »

Iblamemonkeys you must be pretty close to me (Waterlooville) Smiley

I'm midway between Portsmouth & Petersfield, Portsmouth & Southampton have some good shops & like iblamemonekeys says not far from London (hour on the train from Petersfield), Brighton & Bornemouth. There are a few Crafty places up near Andover too (just north of Winchester)

Generally the closer to london/A3/M3/Decent rail link the more expensive though

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