A Home with a BN11 Postcode – a Great Place to Live
25 Feb, 2019
Worthing Town Centre is a great place to live. The town has lived in the shadow of its up market cousin Brighton (10 miles east along the coast) for too many years, but Worthing is packed with great amenities and of course offers its residents all the health advantages of living by the sea!
Worthing Town Centre Rejuvenation
The pier and the 1920's Dome Cinema have recently been renovated in the programme, along with some of the hotels and guest houses. Other amenities in the town include Splash Point - a multi swimming pool centre, Gym Xtreme - with its wide selection of machines and cardio/combat areas and The Gym Hub in Worthing’s very own Guildbourne Centre.
Montague Place is situated towards the end of the main shopping street and although sadly the old ‘bandstand’ had to go in a recent refurbishment, the area has been completely re-paved with smart red bricks and a seating area to develop its importance as a central meeting place. The next phase of the restoration will be Portland Road and South Street and this is scheduled to begin in late 2019/ early 2020. Behind all the dynamic plans is a steering committee called 'the Town Centre Initiative'.
Living in the centre of Worthing, means that five miles of shingle beach is within a few minute's walk and if you are a water sports enthusiast, what great news is that! There are so many sports to choose from including kitesurfing, paddle boarding and sailing catamarans.
Worthing Town Centre Sea Front
If you fancy sea fishing there is plenty of opportunity and of course it is perfect for walkers and joggers. Living in Worthing means that you can enjoy being by the coast all year round and as well as appreciating the passing seasons, there are wonderful sunrises and sunsets to savour.
There is a string of cafés and bars along the sea front so even when the weather isn't so good, the coast can still be enjoyed!
Worthing Town Centre Transport Links
Of course, few people have the chance to work in their home town, so if you are looking at central Worthing as a place to live, but not work, you will be impressed to learn that Worthing Station is within easy reach in the town centre and the train journey to Waterloo takes just 100 minutes. If you will be needing to commute to Brighton (10 miles), Chichester (19 miles west) or other towns in the area, access to all main roads from the centre is relatively easy.
For families there is a good choice of hundreds of retail shops and a market is held every Wednesday in Montague Street. There is a good selection of schools and nursery facilities as well a variety of clubs and activities for all ages. There are numerous places to eat out including many well known chains and some really good independently run restaurants. A particularly attractive part of town is the West End with its numerous little antique shops and interior design workshops.
The trump card when considering a move to Worthing must surely be the price tags on housing. A family home can cost up to £200,000 less than a comparably sized one in Brighton and the price difference in similar two bedroomed flats averages £81,500. A three bedroomed family house in the centre of Worthing costs on average £350,000 and a two bedroomed flat about £175,000. With a mixture of old properties and new, without a doubt, a property in Worthing town centre is good value for money and you certainly get more bricks for your money than in many other locations.