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Living in Worthing
Worthing is the biggest town in West Sussex and is rapidly becoming a popular seaside resort. Situated south of the Downs, within striking distance of other major coastal towns such as Chichester, Brighton and Portsmouth. Worthing is home to a range of age groups and diverse tastes; the town offers an array of shopping and leisure facilities to compliment all styles and tastes. Together with private and funded nursery facilities for busy working parents, there is a good choice of primary, senior and independent schools. The newly extended Northbrook College offers degree and diploma courses, together with a wide range of night-school classes. Worthing also has many language schools for foreign students. Worthing also boasts an excellent Hospital with full Accident and Emergency facilities, together with individual private hospitals. All in all, a more economic living prospect than our more expensive neighbouring towns of Brighton and Chichester but still offering the same quality of living!
The town centres around the Pier, which was built in 1862, offering a variety of family entertainment and is a good site for fishing! The Pavillion regularly stages shows and has a charming café/restaurant offering Sussex cream teas whilst overlooking the beach. There are numerous trendy bars and cafes in and around the town centre and a variety of restaurants to tempt any tastebud! The Connaught is the main theatre and cinema staging plays and films; alternatively the famous Dome Theatre shows the latest releases and stage plays, also having function rooms for wedding, parties and conferences.
The Aquarena Leisure Centre (currently being rebuilt - £19million swimming pool and top of the range leisure facilities) to the National Bowls Championship and also The Worthing Bears, renowned basketball team. Being a seaside town, there are various sailing and rowing clubs nearby with many opportunities for windsurfing and waterskiing. There are also various private gyms and clubs, together with two golf clubs and a golf academy.
The Worthing town centre initiative has helped make Worthing a superb shopping area, with everything within easy walking distance in the pedestrianised area. Montague Street houses all the main High Street names including Marks and Spencers, Boots, Debenhams, Beales, H and M, Monsoon, Topshop, New Look and many, many more together with more specialised and local traders offering boutique style shopping. Waitrose and Morrisons are the main supermarkets within the town centre and a Tesco 's Extra can be found in West Worthing, Sainsburys can be found at Lyons Farm. There are smaller shopping areas in the localised provinces; catering for all the local needs. Ample DIY focused shops are dotted in and around the town.
Worthing is located on the A27 - the main coast link making the A23, M23 and Gatwick within easy reach. The mainline railway follows the coastal path and stops at most, if not all of the 5 stations in and around Worthing. London Victoria (via Hove) is approximately 60 minutes. There are frequent bus routes servicing the local area but also the famous 700 Coastliner, which hugs the coastline from Portsmouth to Brighton.