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The local area guide to living in East Sussex

Bordering Kent and Surrey, East Sussex can be found on the south coast of England and is divided into five districts: Hastings, Rother, Wealden, Eastbourne and Lewes. Countryside lovers will enjoy the rural settings of Lewes, Wealden, and Rother, while Eastbourne and Hastings are largely built up areas. However, adjacent to Eastbourne you can find the highest chalk headland in the whole of Great Britain, rising 162 metres above sea level. The breath-taking views and the coastline here always attract a large number of tourists each year.

The Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum is a wonderful cultural destination to take the family, complete with stunning views of Lewes. The museum is home to a vast array of archaeological, prehistoric, Roman and Saxon pottery, weapons, jewellery, and more. Roughly 40km to the east lies Hastings, where the infamous Battle of Hastings occurred in 1066 between the Norman-French army and the English. Once a thriving area for fishing, the town is now a popular spot for those who enjoy life by the beach.

Information about the local residents

East Sussex has a population of over half a million inhabitants, with 23% of those being aged 65 and over. This is slightly above the national figure of 16%, making it an ideal retreat for the older generation.

East Sussex is predominantly made up of white residents, around 96% in total, whereas it is significantly less for the rest of England at 85.5%. Roughly 92% of the population identify as being white British, which is relatively higher than the 80% recorded for the whole of England. Asian and Asian British are the second largest ethnic group represented in East Sussex at 2%, which is still a considerable drop when compared rest of the nation, which stands at 8%.

Unemployment has dropped in recent years, and it is currently at 3.6%, which is lower than the national rate of 4.4%.

Nearby schools

There are a number of reputable schools in East Sussex. Ofsted rated the primary schools of Cross-in-Hand Church of England Primary School in Heathfield, Blackboys Church of England Primary School in Uckfield, and Robsack Wood Community Primary School in St Leonards-on-sea all as being ‘Outstanding’.

There are also a number of highly rated secondary schools, such as St Richard's Catholic College in Bexhill-on-sea, Beacon Academy in Crowborough, Claremont School in St Leonards-on-sea, and Lewes Old Grammar School in Lewes.

For further education there are also a number of options that include; Hastings College of Arts and Technology, Sussex Downs College, and Bexhill College.

Getting around

Although there are no motorways in or around East Sussex, the A26 allows residents and tourists to drive to Kent, while the A259 can be taken all the way to Portsmouth, where it then turns into the A27. Because of its close proximity to London, the A21 and A22 allow direct access to the capital.

Getting to London by train is also very easy from East Sussex, as there is a line between London and Hastings that services numerous stops in between the destinations. There are also services to Bristol from Uckfield, as well as Kent.

Local shops

There are a number of shopping destinations in East Sussex, including a few shopping centres that are dotted around. In Eastbourne, the Enterprise Shopping Centre has a strong focus on independent boutiques, rather than high street brands, and they sell clothes, accessories, and electrical goods, among other things. For those who prefer high street shopping, the Eastbourne Arndale Centre has over 70 renowned shops and brands, including Topshop, Robert Dyas, and Primark. As Brighton is pretty close by, many shoppers like to go there for the larger variety of shops, bars, and restaurants.

There are a number of pubs and inns around East Sussex, some of which even cater for families and pets. Of particular merit is The Farm @ Friday Street in Eastbourne, which has a lovely beer garden and is highly rated.

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All information was correct at time of publication and is provided in good faith.


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