|Homes sold in the last 12 months||1642||542||312||842|
|Average house prices||£217,570||£352,808||£497,303||£341,388|
Brighton has long been a prime spot for property hunters in the UK's south east. As the major part of the city of Brighton and Hove, lively, cultural, forward-thinking Brighton is often referred to as "London by the sea".
There really is something for everyone to enjoy in Brighton, and its vibrant atmosphere makes it a magnet for visitors all year round. Located on the East Sussex coast, Brighton is easy to get to by road, rail, air, sea and tunnel, and is a desirable residential location for commuters.
Property in Brighton garners strong interest both from residents looking to move within the city and from people wishing to relocate there, simply because it is such an exciting metropolis. The city's only downside, perhaps, is that it is one of the more expensive places to live.
Mansions, town houses, detached properties, semi-detached and terraced... Houses in Brighton come in all sizes and styles, and the choice of flats is equally diverse. Singles, couples and families can find their ideal home in Brighton, with property prices being varied enough to suit a range of budgets.
Trains from Brighton Station leave frequently for London Victoria (the fastest return service from there takes 51 minutes), London Bridge, and Gatwick Airport. Brighton also enjoys excellent access by road: north of the city, the A23 connects to the M23/M25 motorway, while the A27 serves the East-West.
Brighton's blend of Sussex tradition and cosmopolitan modernity means there's an eclectic choice of shops (a visit to The Lanes is a must), cafes, restaurants, pubs and clubs.
Brighton also has three theatres, three cinemas, numerous art galleries and museums, and also some famous 'must visit' attractions, such as The Brighton Dome, The Pavilion, and The Palace Pier. Sports enthusiasts can find state-of-the-art leisure centres and fully equipped sports grounds.
Although Brighton was granted city status in 2000, day-trippers have been flocking there since the 19th century, recognising Brighton as being much more than "just another seaside town".
The ancient settlement of Brighthelmstone actually dates from before the Domesday Book (1086), making the city a historic place to live in every sense of the word.
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This material was last updated on 29 April 2013.
It covers the period from 03 January 1995
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