Local area guide

Living in Chichester

Thinking about moving to Chichester? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools and transport connections are like - and of course the most important thing of all: how much houses cost to buy.

Your guide to moving to Chichester

Why Chichester is a good place to live

Chichester is a wonderful place to live and offers a rich blend of the old and new. Surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes, the city is nestled at the foot of South Downs and boasts dreamy dunes of West Wittering Beach. The city itself combines historic character with modern facilities, from ancient Roman baths to independent cinemas. Chichester is also a cultural hub with its Festival theatre, art galleries, and variety of dining options. Living in Chichester, you'll enjoy an excellent education system reflected in 'good' to 'outstanding' Ofsted ratings for local schools. The city also has great transport links, making travel to cities like London, Portsmouth, and Brighton a breeze.

What's Chichester famous for?

Chichester is famous for many reasons. Notably, its 900-year-old cathedral, housing a unique Chagall stained-glass window, remains a marvel for both locals and visitors. The city is also celebrated for hosting diverse cultural events, including film festivals and poetry slams. The Chichester Festival Theatre and Pallant House Art Gallery, featuring works by the likes of Hepworth and Hamilton, help cement the city's reputation as a cultural epicenter.

Things to do in Chichester

There are plenty of things to do in Chichester. For those seeking a touch of history, the ancient city and its Roman baths offer fascinating explorations. The Pallant House art gallery, home to an impressive collection of modern art, is a haven for culture enthusiasts. If you're a film buff, seeking an independent cinema experience, the New Park cinema is the place to be. You can spend a relaxed day shopping at the beautifully curated small shops located in Draper’s Yard or check out the beautiful hills of the South Downs. Should you fancy a day by the sea, West Wittering beach won't disappoint with its soft sandy shores.

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Average asking prices in Chichester today

We update our average asking prices every day using data from millions of properties for sale.

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£360,000

141 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£577,500

422 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£400,000

177 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£210,000

205 properties for sale

Properties currently for sale in Chichester

Whether you're looking to buy a family home or a beautiful apartment, we've got you covered.

Transport in Chichester

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Chichester.

Local connections

Chichester
National Rail
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Fishbourne (Sussex)
National Rail
1.6 miles / 2.6 km
Bosham
National Rail
3 miles / 4.8 km
Bosham Hoe Ferry Landing
Ferry Port
4.1 miles / 6.6 km
West Itchenor Ferry Landing
Ferry Port
4.3 miles / 6.9 km
Nutbourne
National Rail
4.6 miles / 7.4 km

Schools in Chichester

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Chichester.

Education in Chichester

The Prebendal School
Ages: 2 - 14 years old
St. Joseph's Infant School
Ages: 2 - 7 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
St. Joseph's CofE Junior School
Ages: 7 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
St Richard's Catholic Primary School
Ages: 5 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Chichester College Group
Ages: 16 - 99 years old
Chichester High Schools Sixth Form
Ages: 16 - 19 years old

Local pubs in Chichester

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  • Trents

    Chichester, West Sussex, PO19

    Trents serve freshly prepared, irresistible food... all day, every day. Get to know us, you'll like us, we promise!

  • Park Tavern

    Chichester, West Sussex, PO19

    The Park Tavern is a traditional pub, overlooking Priory Park, serving quality ales and food, in a relaxed atmosphere.

  • Crate & Apple

    Chichester, West Sussex, PO19

    We are a family friendly pub with an emphasis on neighbourliness.