A guide to...Sussex

Offering a diverse range of lifestyle choices, from charming towns to bustling coastal cities, Sussex is a true melting pot of culture and landscapes, and it even boasts a booming winemaking scene. Seaside towns like Brighton and Hove have long been a popular choice with London buyers searching for an alternative lifestyle to the hubbub of the capital, yet within commutable distance. There’s also the draw of excellent schools, both state and private, and the South Downs National Park.

One of the benefits of the area is the quick and easy access to the coast. Chichester is a hub for several main road routes, with easy access to Gatwick and Southampton airports. Trains to London Victoria take around one hour 35 minutes. Brighton has direct trains into London, in just under an hour, plus convenient road links to the M23. Haywards Heath and Horsham are equally convenient for train travel to London and Gatwick Airport with regular direct trains and convenient road links.


Bursting with energy, Brighton offers a wonderful alternative for those seeking to leave London whilst still enjoying the vibrant buzz of city life, and it’s not just the beach that attracts them. With a thriving job market and endless exciting and interesting things to do, living in Brighton offers the best of both worlds, from easy access to the surrounding countryside and coastline, to the thriving cultural scene. Around an hour’s commute from London by train and more affordable house prices mean that Brighton is a desirable location for families and young professionals alike.


Chichester is surrounded by beautiful countryside and historical sites. One of the most well-preserved Georgian cities in the UK, the towering cathedral dominates the city (neatly enclosed within ancient walls.) There’s also the harbour for sailing enthusiasts, glorious Goodwood, and the nearby seaside villages for great day trips.

Haywards Heath

Haywards Heath has become one of the most important towns in West Sussex, growing at a steady rate and providing jobs and housing. The frequent rail connections to the capital make it a popular option for commuters. Neighbouring villages like Cuckfield, Uckfield and Lindfield with good local schools and lots of community spirit are popular with families.

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