Moving to Brighton and Hove
Are you considering moving to Brighton?
Brighton is an exciting city with so much to offer for first time buyers, families and people looking to downsize their homes. Brighton’s Laines and vibrant seafront is famous for its atmosphere and unique style, with many bars and restaurants opening directly onto the beach and a busy pier, the seafront alone provides unlimited activity choices.
If it’s a fantastic quality of lifestyle you are looking for, in a city location, Brighton is for you. Many people fall in love with Brighton and a recent study by YouGov shows that Brighton residents feel the proudest of their city out of everyone living in the UK.
House Prices In Brighton
The average house in Brighton will set you back about £449,000. It’s around £236,000 for an average flat and a detached house will cost in the region of £475,000 – £500,000. If you are looking to rent you can expect to pay between £1,100 and £1,700 a month for a two bedroom place in the centre of Brighton. Properties on the outskirts of Brighton are a little more affordable.
While it’s still a little cheaper than most areas of London, there is not a lot in it!
For Families In Brighton
Brighton is a perfect place for families. There is so much here for kids including the Sealife Centre, and the seafront train, numerous public parks, swimming pools, Hove lagoon, hundreds of quirky shops to explore in the famous Laines and a fantastic Brighton beach kids play area.
Shopping In Brighton
If you love to shop head into the city centre to experience great shopping in The Churchill Square Shopping Centre, or wander around the numerous boutiques (over 200) and jewellers. The streets running out of Churchill Square also have many, many shops. You will find all the main shops here, as well as an assortment of smaller, privately run shops.
The Laines are a warren of cobbled alleyways and little squares, providing a quirky mix of culture and ethnic offerings, including many organic eateries, handmade clothes and soap, music and craft shops. You will also find the famous comedy club in the North Laines.
Brighton also has a rich history, with stunning Regency Architecture dotted around the city. The Brighton Pavilion is an impressive Palace that was built for the flamboyant King George IV. It opens its doors to members of the public wishing to learn more about the royal history in Brighton. There are also numerous churches and green spaces or parks to explore, including the gorgeous Preston Park with its rose garden.
Nightlife In Brighton
The nightlife scene in Brighton is varied and extensive. Brighton really comes alive at night, from the cosmopolitan bars and clubs on the seafront, to the larger nightclubs on West Street, and the smaller venues dotted around the warren of lanes and alleys. The live music scene is vibrant in Brighton, from Rock bands to Blues singers and Jazz to Punk and Electro, it’s all here.
Events In Brighton
The Brighton Festival is an internationally famous yearly event which lasts for three weeks every May. During this time millions of people flock to Brighton to enjoy live music, theatrical events and comedy. The Brighton Fringe festival runs at the same time and provides alternative entertainment.
Brighton is known for being a Bohemian area, and in 2004 it earned the title of Gay Capital of the UK. The yearly Gay Pride Mardi Gras is a lot of fun, with a party like feel to it, bright costumes, music and dancing in the streets.
If it’s outdoor pursuits you enjoy you can play golf on Brighton golf course or why not have a day at the races? You can go and see the yachts at the Brighton Marina and there is an equestrian centre just outside of Brighton for those who enjoy riding. And remember, Brighton also has its own football team, Brighton Albion.
Restaurants And Eating In Brighton
If you are a Foodie you will be in heaven in Brighton. The choice is truly awe inspiring, with curry houses and Ethnic food, quirkily little cafes, Turkish Kebab houses, speciality burgers fresh seafood, Italian restaurants, wood fired Pizza places and of course the good old favourite, fish and chips on the beach!
For a more upmarket experience why not check out the host of fine dining and Michelin Starred restaurants and the posh beachfront hotels.
Trip Advisor has some excellent reviews on Brighton restaurants:
Schools In Brighton
Primary Schools: Patcham High, Carlton Hill Primary School, Middle Street Primary, Brackenbury (Hove), West Hove Primary and Moulsecoomb Primary School.
Secondary Schools: The Dorothy Stringer School, Cardinal Newman, Longhill School and Downs Park School.
Private Schools: Brighton College, Brighton and Hove Girls High School, St Christophers and Roedean are all excellent private school options with good reputations.
Removals Company in Brighton and Hove
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Contact Brighton and Hove council for council tax queries, information about recycling and other local services including ordering parking suspension bays to reserve a space outside your new home on your moving day.