Why We Love... Worthing Town Centre
19 Feb, 2020
It’s true. Town centre High Streets have been hitting the news for the wrong reasons lately and Worthing, whilst doing better than many, has not been immune. There’s been sad news about Debenhams and Beales with many jobs in jeopardy, and we’ve seen closures of High Street staples such as Mothercare, Laura Ashley and Next.
It Isn’t All Doom and Gloom
Worthing town centre (unlike so many other towns) is situated in a fantastic part of our town, right next to the coast. As shopping habits change with people now buying online and many actively trying to buy less in general, ‘retail therapy’ might be fast becoming a thing of the past, but leisure uses have stepped in, making the town more attractive to locals and visitors. The number of new bars, restaurants, cafes and takeaways has increased and to compensate, a number of gyms have opened up in town too. The High St isn’t dead, its adapting.
And what’s more, the town centre is attracting more home buyers and renters than ever before too. Many are taking advantage of re-utilised space above or behind retail units that no longer need to hold vast quantities of stock and so, don’t need the space. As increasing number of people work from home, offices too have been converted to residential use. And the demand is there. Years ago, town used to be somewhere that people didn’t particularly choose to live in, more it was chosen for them due to lower prices/rents.
Coming up to date, increasing number are asking us for property in town, drawn by its good transport links, easy access to Brighton and Hove, the sea and the buzzy vibe. Many of the pretty but lower end flatlets and B&B’s have been modernised and given a fashionable makeover. Parking can still be an issue (although less so than in nearby towns) but as more people try to ditch a car because of the cost to themselves and to the environment, this too is gradually less of an issue.
What’s More, There’s a Property to Suit Every Taste
Mirroring the Regency elegance of Liverpool Terrace the apartments in Alexander Terrace are nearly 200 years newer, but you’d hardly know! A two bedder here will cost something over £295,000.
This unique 2 bedroom cottage just off the seafront makes an ideal flat alternative at OIEO £225,000.
This unusual detached home in Byron Road has easy access to local shops, town and seafront and is for sale at £340,000.
Prefer to Rent?
To find out more about Worthing and the property on offer, come and see us – we like it so much, we’re in town ourselves, just by the clocktower.