Local area guide

Living in Crawley

Thinking about moving to Crawley? 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 Crawley

Why Crawley is a good place to live

Nestled between the city vibrancy of London and seafront tranquillity of Brighton, Crawley offers the best of both worlds. Residents appreciate the town's lush green spaces, with pockets of nature such as Tilgate Park providing peaceful retreats. As the 4th best place to live in the UK according to a recent study, Crawley doesn't disappoint with its quality of life. Its location near Gatwick Airport is advantageous, not just for holiday-makers, but also for those moving to Crawley looking for good transportation links. High scores in job availability also make living in Crawley appealing, indicative of a strong, stable local economy.

What's Crawley famous for?

Crawley is famous for being home to Gatwick Airport, one of the UK's busiest transportation hubs, connecting people and offering countless travel opportunities. It's also renowned for its rich green spaces such as Tilgate Park, a firm favourite among locals where you can stroll around the lake or explore the woodland. Another cultural gem Crawley is famous for is the Hawth, an iconic venue that hosts a wide array of performances, exhibits, and events. Lastly, the town is known for being home to famous personalities like comedian Romesh Ranganathan and football manager Gareth Southgate.

Things to do in Crawley

Boredom is unheard of when living in Crawley. The town is packed with attractions and activities to enjoy. You could spend the day in Tilgate Park, a local gem offering woodland walks, serene lakes, and even a nature centre. Southern Pursuits adds the touch of adventure you need, offering exciting outdoor activities like quad biking, archery, and clay shooting. As dusk settles in, there's no better place to unwind than the Hawth. This cultural venue plays host to music, theatre, comedy, and art exhibitions, ensuring you're never running out of things to see and do in Crawley.

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Transport in Crawley

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

Local connections

National Rail
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Three Bridges
National Rail
0.9 miles / 1.4 km
National Rail
1.5 miles / 2.4 km
Gatwick Airport
National Rail
3.3 miles / 5.3 km
National Rail
3.7 miles / 6.0 km
National Rail
4.1 miles / 6.6 km

Schools in Crawley

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

Education in Crawley

St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School, Crawley
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
St Andrew's CofE Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
The Oaks Primary School & Nursery
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Southgate Primary
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Manor Green College
Ages: 11 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Three Bridges Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2018)

Local pubs in Crawley

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  • Brewery Shades

    Northgate, Crawley, RH10

    Bursting with character, Brewery Shades pub serves great food, great ales and cocktails. The Pub sits proudly on the High Street in Crawley since at least the fourteenth century when it was originally a gaol.

  • Grasshopper

    Crawley, West Sussex, RH10

    We Are Family Friendly Pub Situated In Crawley, RH10. We Boast A Wide Variety Of Facilities Including 3 Pool Tables, Darts Board, TNT & SKY Sports Shown Over 7 TV's, 2 Beer Gardens, Sheltered Smoking Areas & A 400 Capacity Function Room.