10 Reasons to Live in Brighton and Hove


 

Known for its culture, shopping, good schools, great travel connections and, of course, the famous Brighton Pier; Brighton and Hove is a popular place to live for families, students and commuters. We’ve rounded up our top 10 reasons why Brighton and Hove is a great place to set up home.

 

1.     Arts & Culture

Famous for its unique and quirky atmosphere, Brighton is home to an eclectic mix of arts and culture. The Royal Pavilion sits in the heart of Brighton and has a collection of galleries and exhibitions. Every year Brighton also hosts a variety of festivals such as Pride, Brighton Fringe and Brighton Festival, which all celebrate the city’s diversity and culture. 

 

2.     Travel Connections

As well as being able to walk everywhere in town, Brighton has a reliable bus service and superb cycle lanes. Fast trains reach London Victoria in 55-minutes and London Bridge in 65-minutes, making it an easy commute into the big smoke. For those wanting to fly abroad, the train journey from Brighton to Gatwick airport takes just 23-minutes. 

3.     Education

The city is home to both the University of Sussex and Brighton University, offering plenty of learning opportunities for students. As well as the top universities, Brighton has a number of independent and state-run schools and specialist music and art colleges. 

 

4.     The Beach 

Brighton is home to a beautiful 8-mile long pebble beach. With shallow waters safe for swimming, Brighton beach is perfect for a family day out. The city has even been voted one of the best city beach break destinations in the world.

 

5.     Shopping 

Brighton boasts a wide collection of independent designers and creators who showcase their work in boutique, quirky shops across the city. From the North and South Lanes to Churchill Square Shopping Centre, you can shop till you drop. 

 

6.     Food

Famous for its diverse culinary options, Brighton is home to a unique array of restaurants. From high-end meat-free restaurants to vegan kebabs, Brighton has more plant-based eateries per capita than Manchester or London. But don’t worry, there are still plenty of meat options for carnivores.  

 

7.     Parks

From woodland walks in Stanmer Park to family picnics in Preston Park, peaceful afternoons in Hove Gardens, to Kings Road Playground, Brighton’s green spaces have plenty to offer. 

 

8.     Street Art

It’s no secret that Brighton is the home to some of the best quality street art and graffiti in the country. If you want to see all the popular Instagramable spots in one go, you can even join one of the weekly street-art tours offered by Art Republic

 

9.     LGBTQ Friendly

Brighton and Hove is badged the UK’s unofficial LGBTQ+ capital and is proud to be a friendly and welcoming city which encourages a large number of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender residents and visitors.

 

10.  Dogs

It is not only humans that are welcome in Brighton. Research shows that Brighton is the ‘most dog friendly city in the UK’ with many shops and restaurants catering for our four-legged friends.

 

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