For chic urban living by the sea, there is no finer spot in the country than the stylish surroundings of Hove.
In the past Hove may have been left in the shadows by its larger, edgier neighbour Brighton, but today it is every bit as attractive to buyers and renters seeking a new home by the sea.
Indeed, statistics published by Lloyds Bank show Hove’s postal district BN3 is third in its list of property hotspots for people aged between 25 and 44.
Hove is not all about the seafront; regardless of its popularity with dog walkers, skateboarders, joggers, families and sun-seekers. Instead, its fashionable status can be attributed every bit as much to the success of areas such as Church Road, home to numerous trendy bars and restaurants.
And in the streets off New Church Road - particularly those running towards the sea - there is a sizeable supply of high-quality homes that are perfect for parents looking to bring up their youngsters in an area where they can be afforded ample freedom and recreational space.
Poet’s Corner is another desirable area, especially for those who require easy access to the station and its direct links to London. Hove continues to draw people out of the capital, safe in the knowledge they can enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle while remaining little more than an hour from their jobs in the city.
Plus, the bright lights and vibrant arts scene of Brighton is within touching distance, putting Hove residents in the perfect place to enjoy it.
Property in Hove is also a shrewd investment, with house prices in the area traditionally strong and often buoyant. Its position, wedged between the South Downs and the sea, means major expansion is near impossible, ensuring supply cannot grow in line with demand and keeping values high.
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