Top five places to live in Brighton

17th January 2015 by

With its residents naming it the happiest city in the UK in a 2014 survey by mobile phone network O2, many property buyers see Brighton as the ideal place to find their first or next home.

This popular seaside town boasts a number of great characteristics from its stunning Victorian architecture to its laid-back, bohemian way of life. Brighton also has a thriving nightlife and sees thousands of visitors, both from the UK and overseas, arriving daily to sample the area’s plethora of bars, pubs and clubs.

But for those who wish to make the move a little more permanent, which areas in Brighton should be on a hit list of potential places to call home?

With an office in Brighton, Healys knows this vibrant property market inside out, and in addition to helping you get onto the property ladder in this colourful part of the country, our solicitors also know exactly which areas buyers should focus on during their search.

Regency Square

With views of the seafront, Regency Square is one of Brighton’s most affluent areas with its stunning 19th century architecture commanding high price tags. However, despite its expense, property in this area is still in huge demand.

The square’s housing stock is primarily Georgian, with houses built to meet the demand for accommodation as the upper classes moved to Brighton from London and other areas during that era. Now, Regency Square is home to a number of boutique hotels and homes, and is considered the traditional heart of this popular seaside resort.

Preston Park

Another area filled with Georgian and Victorian homes, the Preston Park area of Brighton has excellent transport links making it the perfect permanent residence for commuters. With London just 50 minutes away by train, the area offers a scenic place to call home while still being well-connected to the capital.

Preston Park is also the town’s largest urban park and this open space offers residents a great place to walk dogs, cycle and enjoy fresh air in a modicum of peace and tranquillity. It also plays host to a number of events each year.

Hove Park

Hove Park offers slightly more affordable homes than Preston Park with a mixture of Victorian, Georgian and 1930s properties. While the average house price in this area is still around £750,000, Hove Park is one of the most sought after places to live in Brighton and Hove.

The park, which opened in 1906, has a variety of facilities for local residents and visitors alike, including a tennis court, miniature railway, bowling green, cycling track, children’s play area and café.


Located north of Brighton town centre, Fiveways offers a vibrant, family-friendly base for those wishing to move to the area. Chock full of independent retailers and restaurants, Fiveways provides a range of facilities for residents.

Often referred to as Brighton’s best kept secret, Fiveways boasts excellent schools, including the renowned Dorothy Stringer Comprehensive School, as well as a number of open spaces. The area is also close to South Downs, the UK’s newest National Park, making Fiveways the perfect location for outdoor lovers who want to buy in an an otherwise urban location.


Just a stone’s throw away from Brighton Racecourse, Hanover provides a hilly location full of terraces and cottages. Popular with the town’s student market, Hanover offers a lively community with the Hanover Day celebrations; a date for every diary. The area is also great for commuters as Brighton’s main railway station is just a 15 minute walk away.

Buying a property in Brighton

With a number of popular areas to choose from, Brighton is the number one location for house hunters throughout East Sussex. Healys can help you get onto the property ladder with a range of residential conveyancing services to ensure your transaction goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible .

Contact our house sales solicitors in Brighton today by calling 01273 685 888