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What's it like to live in Littlehampton?

What are the local amenities like? What are the pros and cons of living here?

Asked on May 18 2008, General in Littlehampton | Report content

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  • Its great to be near the sea and close to the Downs too. Littlehampton itself has a lot of "rough" areas and the town centre is very lacking in decent shops. Rustington is a nicer area, although very much geared towards retired people (although this does mean that it's very quiet!). There are some ok areas on the outskirts of Littlehampton (i.e. the new Hargreaves estate), but stay clear of Wick - very rough.

    Answered on Aug 3 2009, Report content
  • A simple break down: Pro's: localised - many amenities, sports centres, clubs, Many industrial sector jobs Small feel to localised communities Con's small tow centre for shopping facilities High youth crime rate Only good for new property investment (great if you want a new home!)

    Answered on Mar 19 2010, Report content
  • I have been living here 5 months now and I love it. Close to local shops and good train and bus links to larger shopping areas eg Chichester and Worthing. Mostly bungalows down my Rd, so views of the South Downs over the top. I walked my 4 yr old grandson to the neach in ten minutes. I love it that it goes quiet after about 9am in the Summer. I guess younger people seek leisure further afield. The people are so friendly, I had at least two couples introduce themselves to me when I first moved in, and plenty others stopped to chat when I was cutting the grass. Previously I lived in my old house in London 32 years and only knew my immediate neighbours! There are bound to be good and bad people in all walks of life, nowhere is perfect but for me, Littlehampton (which was not my first choice of place to live), has turned out to be pretty good almost idylic.

    Answered on Sep 6 2012, Report content
  • Hi, We would suggest that you get in touch with local estate agents in order to get some background about the area. You can search for agents using the ‘find agents’ tab on the top of the Zoopla Page. We hope this helps.

    Answered on Oct 4 2013, Report content
  • There are some parts that come under Wick on Zoopla that are really nice Madehurst Way. The streets are wide and the bungalows are lovly with long front gardens, giving a real sense of space like homes you see in USA

    Answered on Oct 4 2013, Report content
  • A lot of people have asked me over the years what it is like to live in Wick, Littlehampton, and my answer has always been the same, ‘I love it’… There has been a stigma around Wick for many years that it may be a rough area and full of unsavoury people, and this may have been true about 40 years ago, but now it is a very quiet sea side town that is a joy to live in. I very rarely see anybody so much as even walk past my house, there is nobody hanging around on the streets at night, my neighbours are delightful, we take turns doing the bins, my other neighbour cleans my windows, it really is a generally nice neighbourhood feeling that makes me feel safe and welcome. There is everything you need just round the corner too, the train station is approximately a 20 minute walk from the furthest point in Wick, the town centre is full of good shops and nice pubs, the harbour has been newly renovated with some trendy bars and restaurants, the sea front has had lots of time put into it with abstract sculptures, cool places to sit and nice beach shops etc. There is a cinema, harvester, leisure centre all just down the road. If someone was to tell me they were thinking of moving to Wick and asked me what I thought, I would say its the best decision you’d ever make, this town is a little gem and people are quickly becoming aware of it! So please don’t believe the hype that has been regurgitated year on year since before I was born, there are much worse places to live in the UK that’s for sure, and Wick is beautiful.

    Answered on Dec 18 2015, Report content

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