6 reasons to move to Worthing
Over the past few years Michael Jones and co have experienced over a strong uplift in the number of people moving from traditional property hotspots such as London and Brighton and discovering better value homes in Worthing and surrounding areas.
Our teams are proud to have assisted buyers relocating from all over the UK (and internationally, too!) to find their perfect home in Worthing, sharing our knowledge and experience of the local property market.
But what has triggered this increased popularity in our West Sussex town?
Here are just a few reasons why people are choosing to relocate to Worthing.
1. Cheaper house prices
Unlike many of traditional hotspots which are now suffering a decline, the housing market as reported remains strong in Worthing. This is due primarily to affordability and the amount of quality stock being available. With the average Worthing house price standing at £322,261 (according to Zoopla) compared to the average house price in London at £647,488, many families are attracted to this location. More locally, Worthing house prices are also a lot more affordable than neighbouring Brighton and Hove, allowing families to achieve much more space for their money, a wider choice of properties while still enjoying beach life and outdoor activities.
2. Great transport links
With more space and fantastic transport links, Worthing is fast becoming a popular town for commuters as a relocation destination. The area boasts five train stations with direct trains to London Victoria and London Bridge in under 1 hour and 30 minutes, providing the perfect mode of transport for work. With excellent connections to the A27, A24 and A23 you also have convenient access to Brighton, Chichester and London by car.
3. Outdoor living
Worthing has the most amazing benefits being situated between the seaside and the South Downs National Park. The town offers the perfect mix of beautiful walks in the countryside, and fish and chips on the beach. Worthing Pier was even named ‘Pier of the Year 2019’! With easy access to Brighton and London, people can also still enjoy a bustling city life when they please.
4. Investment and regeneration
Worthing is undergoing rapid regeneration which is creating an exciting buzz in the town, with developments such as Bayside on Worthing seafront and big regeneration schemes in Union Place and Teville gate just about to come online. A recent Adur and Worthing Growth Deal has committed to creating hundreds of new homes and new jobs across the area, generating more investment and benefitting the town and the surrounding community.
The fantastic new home developments has meant that more first-time buyers have been able to access the government’s Help to Buy scheme – allowing them to get on the property ladder that much sooner.
5. Ideal for growing families
Worthing is already renowned for being a family-friendly town with so much to do to keep the young ones busy, an excellent choice of schools and many properties in good school catchment areas. Whether mountain biking on the downs, sailing or rowing on the sea enjoying a workout or simply playing tennis there is something for everyone.
6. Fantastic wining and dining
Worthing hosts a wide range of independent bars and restaurants, each providing their own unique menus and flavours. From family-owned delights such as The Crabshack – recently featured in The Guardian’s ‘10 of Europe’s best beach restaurants’ – to the delicious Woods Burger Kitchen, found in the town centre, serving American-style burgers from locally sourced ingredients. Recent MasterChef winner, Kenny Tutt, chose Worthing for the base of new his fine dining experience, Pitch.
Thinking about moving to Worthing and need some expert advice? Whether you are looking to buy, sell, rent or let a property, our knowledge and experience of the local property market is second to none because we are local people selling local properties. Get in touch with our team here or give us a call on 01903 213281.
Content accurate at time of publishing.