Living in East Sussex

East Sussex is one of the most beautiful and historic counties in the UK, boasting an appealing mix of unspoiled countryside and stunning coastline.

Its county town is Lewes, with other important towns and cities including Hastings, Eastbourne, Crowborough and Bexhill-on-Sea. Brighton and Hove is historically a part of East Sussex, although the city now operates as a unitary authority.

The South Downs runs through the heart of the county, stretching from its western boundary to Beachy Head, near Eastbourne. As the country’s newest national park, this is extremely popular with visitors and locals alike.

It helps to mark East Sussex out as one of the best places in southern England for walking, running, camping and all manner of other outdoor activities. There are also a number of remarkable gardens and art galleries for cultural residents and visitors to enjoy.

Whether people choose to live in Brighton or elsewhere in the county, the city will always be a popular destination. Its iconic Royal Pavilion, the famous Brighton Pier and the quaint Lanes shopping district combine to make it one of the trendiest places in the UK to spend time.

Both in the major towns and more rural districts, East Sussex offers a wide selection of excellent schools, making it a hugely popular option with families.

There are also superb transport links to London and the rest of the south-east, with train services meaning the capital is little more than an hour away from even the most outward locations in the county.

Newhaven is East Sussex’s primary port and a daily ferry service to France is in operation, providing vital trade links and creating jobs in the area. There are also modern marinas at both Eastbourne and Brighton, offering a range of restaurants, bars and entertainment venues.

Whether people are looking for a spacious family home, a trendy city apartment or a splendid rural retreat, East Sussex is surely the place to come.

We have a number of branches in East Sussex

Brighton Central
Brighton Fiveways
Brighton Marina
Brighton North Laine
Sovereign Harbour