#InspirationWednesday – Brighton
Situated on the south coast of Great Britain, the Brighton and Hove area has a long and fascinating history, and is known for its booming tourism industry.
Nowadays, reachable from London within an hour, the area has become attractive to commuters with families, offering a beautiful, more rural location in which to live, without having to sacrifice the variety on offer in the job pool of London.
Brighton offers much to its residents, with a beautiful stretch of beach dotted with iconic buildings, such as the Royal Pavilion and the skeleton of the West Pier, the Amex Brighton and Hove Albion Football Stadium, an annual arts festival (more info below) and loads of quirky boutiques and festivals which keep Brighton bustling all year round.
Facts about Brighton
1. Each year, there is a London to Brighton veteran car run. This started in 1896 and participating cars must have been made before 1905 and can’t go more than 32 km per hour.
2. The most well-known building in Brighton is the Royal Pavilion. This was built for the Prince of Wales during the 18th century and was used as a hospital during WW1.
3. Brighton has over 400 pubs!
4. Brighton Marina is one of the largest in Europe, covering 128 acres of water and having space for 2000 yachts.
5. The UK’s second largest arts festival takes place in Brighton each May. With theatre, music and visual arts, it’s second only to Edinburgh.
Properties in Brighton
This 3 bedroom semi-detached home on Hawkhurst Road is a perfect family home for those with young children. With a large, secured garden, the kids can let off some steam and alongside the three bedrooms, there is space for working parents with a separate study. There are two primary schools within a mile and you’re far enough from the sea front to have a piece of rural tranquillity too.
Commute time*: 127 minutes
This quirky home on Mackie Avenue is perfect for a family home. The whole house is flooded with light, making it feel bigger and airy. There is a large garden, perfect for sitting out on summer evenings, and the children’s bedrooms are cosy and fun, one having a slanted roof making it look like a den!
Commute time*: 114minutes
Our final property is a bungalow on Court Close. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, the house has a lovely, open plan front room giving it a warm and comfortable family home feel. With modern fittings and being detached, the property is a smart and perfect long-term family home.
Commute time*: 114minutes
*The commute time is calculated using Rightmove’s Commuter Homes London search on the website. This is calculated into London Victoria and can be changed and searched by postcode on the website.
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