Where you should live in Brighton
Boasting an unbeatable location along the south coast that complements the buzzing, free-spirited nature of the city, Brighton is a wonderful place to call home. Whether you were brought up in the area or this is your first time moving to the city, deciding where to live is crucial decision to make. Here we pick out five great spots to buy a home to help you narrow down your options.
Properties can often be hard to come by in this vibrant part of town, but the Lanes is the place to be if you want to live in the thick of the action. Packed with independent cafes, bars and restaurants, narrow alleyways reveal a plethora of small shops and boutiques, while the area is also popular for its live jazz and other music venues once the sun goes down.
From the rainbow flags along St James’s Street to the Regency-style homes found down side alleys, Kemptown is an interesting and happening place to live. Here you can shop for vinyl records, vintage clothing and antiques at independent shops and quirky boutiques, before heading to the Marlborough for a drink and to catch a theatre show. Every home in Kemptown is just a short stroll from the beach, which is why properties along Marine Parade are very valuable.
Found just to the north of the city centre, the roads around Preston Park are always in demand among homebuyers. There’s a local train station used by commuters to places including London, while there are plenty of excellent schools in the area, making it popular among families. Brighton Beach is a little more than a mile away, so you’ll still be within walking distance of the seafront and the sands.
If you’re wondering where to live near Brighton that’s close by but perhaps in a quieter seaside spot, Peacehaven could be exactly what you’re after. Only around six miles along the coast from the city centre, this area is known for its natural beauty. Sitting atop the iconic white chalk cliffs of the South Downs, you can also head north to explore swathes of picturesque countryside. Our Chalkers Rise development is right on the edge of this, where you’ll find a beautiful collection of 3 and 4 bedroom homes for sale.
Haywards Heath is also a little out of town, around 14 miles north of Brighton. Trains take just 15 minutes, while it’s only a 45 minute-commute to London in the opposite direction. Surrounded by open countryside and with great links to Gatwick Airport, don’t miss our Wychwood Park site or a brilliant selection of contemporary housing.
Whichever area has taken your fancy, don’t hesitate to give us a call today. One of our Sales Advisers will happily chat to you about our developments in and around Brighton and will let you know about any incentives or programmes you might be eligible for when buying your new home with us.