HOVE PROPERTY AND AREA GUIDE
Located along the scenic south coast, Hove offers the best of both worlds. Access to all the cultural attractions of Brighton, but with a calmer, more laid-back atmosphere. For this reason, it’s very popular with families and older couples.
Hove is also less touristy, which makes it easier to find the ideal spot on the beach. With good transport links, plenty of green spaces and several shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes, it’s a great place to call home.
If you’re looking for flats to rent in Hove, here’s some more information about the area.
PROPERTY IN HOVE
There are plenty of attractive period houses in Hove. In the centre, you’ll find several Regency townhouses. With their elegant facades and generous internal dimensions, they are always highly sought after. Victorian and Edwardian terraces are also plentiful. They are ideal for young families and professionals. There are various detached and semi-detached properties for someone looking for something larger as well.
WHICH PART OF HOVE?
As you might imagine, seafront properties don’t stay on the letting market for long. As so many tenants desire to step out of their front door and onto the beach. There are plenty of other great areas in Hove, if you’re willing to live a little further away from the sea.
Poets Corner is a firm favourite with London commuters, as it’s close to Hove station. It’s also got a strong sense of community, thanks to the many independent businesses there. Likewise, Portland Road is a good place to start your search. It’s a family-friendly area and even better, it’s a little more affordable than the centre of town.
Hove is the ideal choice for tenants who want easy access to the capital. It takes just over an hour to reach London Bridge from Hove station. Also, Worthing and Chichester are a short journey from neighbouring train stations – Aldrington or Portslade.
The M23 and A23 are on your doorstep, which means it doesn’t take too long to reach South London. There is also an excellent bus service in the area, which goes to Brighton, Shoreham and further afield. As for flying, Gatwick Airport is only half an hour away.
WHY MOVE TO HOVE?
- Relaxing atmosphere. Hove is far more peaceful than Brighton, which really appeals to some tenants – particularly those looking to get away from the busy pace of London. Expect to find not only a quieter beach, but also plenty of green parks to relax in
- Café culture. If you love coffee, you’ll fit right in here. Hove is home to several excellent cafes, with one of the most renowned being Treacle & Co (famed for its generous cake portions). There are also some great restaurants, bars and pubs in the area.
- Good schools. There are a range of good schools to choose from here; including Hangleton Primary, rated Outstanding in a recent Ofsted report. For older children, there are three secondary schools close by – Blatchington Mill, Cardinal Newman Catholic and Hove Park School.
If you are thinking of moving to Brighton please see attached our Brighton Property And Area Guide.