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East Brighton

Stretching along the seafront from Brighton Pier to Brighton Marina the east Brighton area is bounded by Lewes Road in the west and reaches inland to Brighton Racecourse.

The area is made up of a number of communities each with its own unique identity. There is a good variety of local shops, supermarkets, cafés, schools, leisure facilities and other amenities that can provide for most needs. The Royal Sussex County Hospital is in the centre and East Brighton Golf Couse is at the extreme eastern end of the area.

The southern section includes the stunning Regency terraces in Sussex Square and Lewes Crescent. Most of the homes here are flats converted from these large townhouses. The region has a vibe that suits young singles.

There are a large number of hotels and guesthouses clustered around St James’s Street near the pier. The area comes alive at night with a large number of clubs, bars and Brighton’s ‘gay village’.

The Queens Park area just to the north of Eastern Street is formed mainly of Edwardian houses. The large open space and play areas in Queens Park makes this area particularly popular with young families.

To the west and north of Queens Park are the narrow streets and Victorian of Hanover. Most of the homes here are 2 & 3 bedroom houses with small back gardens. This area is popular with students.

The East Brighton area is served by a range of primary schools. Brighton College and Roedean schools are also in the area.

Parking throughout the area is managed by parking permits available from Brighton & Hove City Council.  There are excellent bus services throughout the area.

Central Brighton

As the name suggests this area covers the central part of the City including conference centres, Hotels, Railway Station and main shopping area.

The area stretches from the seafront inland as far as Preston Park. It is bounded by the East Brighton area the east and hove to the West.

At the southern tip most homes are flats, either purpose built in high-rise blocks or converted from large town houses. The historic North Laines around Royal Pavilion is a warren of small cottages and independent shop and restaurants. From here all the essentials of life area just on your doorstep – you’re just a few minutes walk from the seafront, station and shops.

Moving inland and a little further northeast London Road’s redevelopment is proving very popular with younger groups. The purpose built blocks clustered around the station provide for easy commuting along the main lines to London, Gatwick, Eastbourne or Worthing

The wide terraces of Victorian homes in the ‘Five Ways’ area provide spacious family accommodation with easy access to Preston Park. There are lots of local shops as well as a selection of supermarkets within easy reach. The area is popular with commuters because it’s only a few minutes walk to Preston Park Station with its regular services to Gatwick and London and London Road Station with services into Brighton or out towards Lewes and Eastbourne.

The Central Brighton area is served by a range of primary & secondary schools and there are two sixth form colleges just outside of the area.

Parking throughout the area is managed by parking permits available from Brighton & Hove City Council.  There are excellent bus services throughout the area.

Hove

The Hove area stretches right along the seafront from the Angel monument at the bottom of Montpelier Road (A2122) to Boundary Road and the Old Shoreham Road A270) to the north.

In the southern area homes are mainly in the form of flats either in purpose build blocks or converted from the large town houses and mansion blocks that form the large squares and terraces in Brunswick, Landsdown, Palmeira and Adalaide.

The primary shopping area runs right through Hove along Church Road and provides a range of shops, bars, restaurants and other service. There area as also large supermarkets at either end of Church Road.

To the north of Church Road homes are on a more modest scale with a range of terraces and detached Edwardian homes set back from the road.

‘Poets Corner’, so called because the roads are named after English poets, is just to the west of the A2023 formed mainly of Victorian 2 & 3 bedroomed terraced homes with small rear gardens.

Hove Station provides regular commuter services to Gatwick and London as well as good services to the west and links to Brighton Station.

The Hove area is well served by both primary & secondary schools and has the BASVIC sixth form college on its eastern corner.
Parking throughout the area is managed by parking permits available from Brighton & Hove City Council. There are excellent bus services throughout the area.

North Brighton

The north Brighton area joins the north end of central Brighton area in the south and runs alongside the north Hove area to its west. The east boundary is along the Lewes Road (A27). The north boundary is the Brighton by-pass (A27).

The area is very mixed with large purpose built blocks of flats running along London Road and plenty of smaller 3 & 4 bedroom homes.

There are a range of local shops and recreational facilities including a large retail park in the northern section. Hollingbury Golf Course sits on the edge of the South Downs National Park in the area and there is easy access to the South Downs National Park makes it a perfect for outdoor enthusiasts.

There are a range of local primary and secondary schools in the area as well as a sixth form college on the boundary with the Central Brighton area.

Parking is relatively easy and mainly unrestricted. There are good bus services throughout the area.

North Hove

Broadly the north Hove area sits to the north of the Old Shoreham Road (A270) with Dyke Road forming the eastern boundary and (A2038) forming the western boundary.

Many of the homes in the area are large detached or semi detached properties set back off the road with large gardens.

There are a range of local shops and recreational facilities in the area and easy access to the South Downs National Park makes it a perfect for outdoor enthusiasts.

There is easy access to both Brighton and Hove stations and rapid commuter services to Gatwick, London and to the west.

The area has a number of primary & secondary schools as well as sixth form colleges.

Parking is relatively easy and mainly unrestricted. There are good bus services throughout the area.

University area

As it says on the label this area is close to the Sussex and Brighton University main campuses.

The area runs alongside the Lewes Road A27 as its western boundary and Bear Road to the south. The area is quite hilly.

Main shopping is along Lewes Road where there is a range of small independent shops and restaurants and a large supermarket at the bottom of Bear Road.

Homes at the southern end of the area are dominated by smaller 2 & 3 bedroom houses in terraces with small rear gardens and very small spaces in the front. Because of its location the area is popular with students.

Parking throughout the area is managed by parking permits available from Brighton & Hove City Council. There are excellent bus services throughout the area.

West Hove

West Hove includes the seafront area opposite Shoreham Harbour lock and bounds the Hove and north Hove areas along its eastern boundary. The area includes the communities of Portslade and Southwick and the town Shoreham.

Homes area very varied but mainly smaller 2 & 3 bedroom homes either in terraces or on small estates.

There is plenty of local shopping and easy access to larger supermarkets and other services. There are a number of recreational areas including swimming pools, leisure centres and open parks. West Hove golf course is in the northern part of the area. Southlands Hospital is in the centre of the area.

The area has a number of stations linking it with Brighton and direct services to Gatwick and London and Worthing to the west.

Parking is relatively easy and mainly unrestricted. There are good bus services throughout the area.

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