House Removals Brighton
A vibrant hub of culture on Britain’s south coast, Brighton is bohemian, cosmopolitan and hedonistic. Brighton Pier is a nod to times gone by and the quintessential British tradition of fish and chips on the beach is a rite of passage for all Brightonians. In stark contrast to the architecture and all things British is The Royal Pavilion. The exotic palace in the centre of Brighton has a colourful history, from being the seaside escape for King George IV, to a First World War hospital.
The modern city centre, full of high-street stores and restaurants, ebbs away into a vast network of lanes, adorned with antiques shops, independent retailers and quirky boutiques. Brighton is eclectic and there is a pull to the seaside city for the young and the young at heart.
Moving to Brighton
Like any popular city, do not expect house prices to be cheap in Brighton. However, the area is rife with beautiful regency architecture which can be a real draw for property hunters. Inevitably, the size of a property and its distance from Brighton beach will affect house prices. But, on average, flats are selling for around £264,000. Terraced properties having asking prices in the £438,000 region, whilst semi-detached properties (likely to be outside of the city centre) are fetching £370,000.
Moving to Brighton in particular can be stressful; parking can be limited towards the town and seafront. However, with an office ideally located in Sussex, Britannia Beckwith can help with the entire process, and even look after some of your belongings in storage if needs be.
Schools in Brighton
Brighton is rich with Primary and Secondary schools. Carlton Hill Primary School, Moulsecoomb Primary School, and Patcham High School are all rated ‘good’ by the Government’s schools’ watchdog.
There is also a selection of independent preparatory, senior and all-through schools in Brighton.
BHASVIC, Varndean College and City College Brighton & Hove all offer opportunities for further education for school leavers. Furthermore, the University of Brighton has 3 campuses located in the city and the University of Sussex is just a stone’s throw away in neighbouring Falmer.
Transport Links in Brighton
Brighton boasts excellent rail connections, with trains running to London Victoria regularly and journey time just under an hour. Gatwick Airport is easily accessible via the Brighton to Bedford branch of the Thameslink.
Brighton is also well serviced by a plethora of bus routes spanning the centre of town and further afield. Driving and parking in the centre can often be congested but Brighton has an excellent Park & Ride scheme in place to allow for seamless and stress-free access to the city centre.
The main route into Brighton from the north for road users is via the M23/A23 which links in to the M25 London orbital motorway. From the east or the west, the main route is via the A27, but most will enter via the A23.