Worthing – Well Connected & Great Activities
14 May, 2019
Worthing Is a Great Place to Live
There are certainly some great reasons to live in Worthing and the list has just got longer.
In a recent study it was found that 85% of properties in the town have access to ultra-fast broadband with a MBPS of 65, which is more than impressive and means that for those wanting to take advantage of working from home, living in Worthing makes it easy!
Having lived in the shadow of its cousin, Brighton for many years, Worthing is emerging as an increasingly popular place to live with the ultra-fast broadband as just the latest huge plus! In the past, it was popular predominantly with retirees, but today is ideal for families too as it has some good schools and plenty of clubs and activities for youngsters plus 4.3% of the area is public green space – all that and living by the sea, which is known to be good for you!
Ten other great plus points for Worthing:
1) Enjoy Living by the Sea
Although the beaches are mainly shingle, when the tide is out there are good sandy areas as well as plenty of rock pools to explore. There is the opportunity to get home from work in the city, grab your kite surfer and head for the beach to clear your mind! Stand up paddle boarding is also popular and there is good sea fishing.
2) Have a Speedy Commute
Unfortunately home and work places are often in two different areas, but would you believe it, you can reach London by train in just 80 minutes! It is a 20 minute rail journey to Brighton and 30 minutes to Chichester. If you fancy a well-earned mini-break that is speedy too as there is a ferry to the Isle of Wight is from Portsmouth.
3) Great Food to Enjoy
Top of the list must be the fresh fish which can be bought straight from the fishermen on the beaches. The Beach House and Crab Shack are both located on the sea front and specialise in locally caught fish for their menus.
There are many other world cuisines available in the town and foodies are welcomed to the annual food and drink festival.
4) Good Sports Facilities
Splash Point is the town's newest leisure centre that overlooks the coast and offers a myriad of sports plus a relaxing spa. For those who enjoy cycling there are several routes including one to Brighton and back.
5) Enjoy a Rich Cultural Life
Worthing has three beautiful theatres – The Connaught, The Assembly Hall and The Pavilion and each has a rich programme which includes dance, music, comedy, drama and opera.
6) Night at the Cinema
The Dome is an iconic Edwardian cinema which is one of the oldest working cinemas in England. It opened in 1911 and is situated in a Grade II listed building. The cinema was closed for two years in 2005-2007 for extensive renovation and its third screen was added in 2018. The Dome was certainly one of the most popular two screen cinemas in the country. As well as the screens there is a coffee shop and the popular Projectionist's Bar.
7) the Town's Growing Cultural Scene
Worthing has a vibrant and growing arts and cultural scene with events held by its schools and social clubs as well as some excellent pop and country music events. There are a number of artisans in the town including the print maker Hello Dodo and Darren West who runs Neon Sanctum which is a glass blowing studio, Darren West also creates amazing neon artwork.
8) Walk the Walk
There is something very satisfying about a stroll along the promenade, breathing the clear sea air. There are always plenty of people taking a walk, cycle or jog to help 'blow the cobwebs away' and of course to clock up their 10,000 steps as walking is the perfect exercise for all ages. Worthing sits at the foot of the slopes of the South Downs so there are plenty of good walks to enjoy of varying lengths and levels of difficulty.
9) Relax Picking Fruit
There is something very special about picking your own punnet of fruit or basket of fresh vegetables and it is fun for all the family. There are a couple of farms offering you the chance to do so and the largest is just a short distance from the Neolithic flint mine called Cissbury Ring.
10) Leaving the Best News till Last
Property prices in Worthing are really attractive! There is a good selection of different properties from new builds to avenues of elegant Victorian houses and semi-detached houses. If you were to buy a three bed terrace house in London, the average price would be £638,000… and in Worthing? Around £300,000+ and if you are prepared to put in some work, there are some bargains to be had too.
So why wait? Start planning your move to Worthing today, for great connectivity and much more.