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The local area guide to living in Brighton

Brighton is a major town on the south coast of England, part of the unitary authority of Brighton and Hove. It first came to prominence during the early part of the industrial revolution in the 18th century, as wealthy Londoners began to appreciate the purported health benefits of spending time at the seaside. Once a rail line was established, the visitor numbers grew exponentially.

These days, Brighton is a unique cultural hub on the south coast. Long considered the 'gay capital' of the UK, it has a welcoming and laid back atmosphere. Its Pride celebrations attract thousands of visitors from around the country and indeed the world. Many equality organisations have their base in Brighton, including Gender Trust - which supports the LGBT community among many others.

This open atmosphere attracts liberally minded young people in large numbers, and economically this has led to the development of the digital media and advertising sectors. As well as a cultural powerhouse, it is fast becoming an economic one. In fact, American Express chose to have their European headquarters in Brighton, not London.

Information about the local residents

As of the 2011 census there were just over 270,000 people living in Brighton. Brighton has a fairly young demographic profile, with more children under the age of 15 than adults over the age of 65. 16.3% of the population are children, while only 13.1% are at retiring age or older.

As a proportion of the population, there is a relatively high amount of those aged 18-44 - 46.3%, which compares to 36.9% for the rest of England. This reflects Brighton's liberal cultural leanings.

Nearby schools

Brighton has an excellent selection of primary schools, a large number of which are highly rated by Ofsted. In particular, St Paul's Church of England Primary School and Nursery stands out, having received an 'outstanding' rating, as did Downs Junior School.

In terms of secondary schools, Brighton also ranks well. Dorothy Stringer School received an outstanding rating from Ofsted and is particularly sought after among local parents. There are also some very high performing independent schools including Brighton College, as well as Bellerbys College Brighton.

Tens of thousands of students are attracted to Brighton not just for the nightlife and culture, but the excellent universities. There are two close by - The University of Brighton, and the University of Sussex.

Getting around

Brighton has very good transport connections, making it an ideal place to live for those who want to work outside the city. For drivers, the main two roads out of the city are the A23 and A259 - the former of which runs directly to London, and the latter east along the coast towards Kent.

There are also excellent rail links to the town. There are direct lines to London Victoria, both the Gatwick and Luton Airports, Bristol and Cardiff. Bus services are also excellent within and out of the town and surrounding areas. The centre of the town has all-night buses, making getting home from a night out very cheap and easy.

Local shops

Shopping is excellent in Brighton. By the seaside are The Lanes, a network of narrow streets which feature a plethora of boutiques, jewellery shops, antique stores, retro outfitters, cafes, bistros and pubs. To the north is North Laine, with has some top quality independent stores, as well as theatres.

There is also a good sized indoor shopping centre, Churchill Square, right in the town centre. It has 80 shops. It has a selection of high street names including Zara, Debenhams and Apple. There are also plenty of cultural attractions in Brighton. Brighton Museum and Art Gallery are very well known and include artworks and artefacts from all over the south coast.

Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the above information is up to date, some inaccuracies may occur. If you notice any inaccuracies please contact editor@zoopla.co.uk

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


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