Local area guide

Living in Hastings

Thinking about moving to Hastings? 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 Hastings

Why Hastings is a good place to live

Living in Hastings provides individuals with a unique mix of coastal charm and historic roots. As an ancient Cinque Port, Hastings is a picturesque town that sits comfortably between the impressive East and West Hills, overlooking the vibrant English Channel. Despite its historic roots, Hastings is not tethered to its past, as the town bustles with a quirky and lively aura, originating from the colourful cafes, bars, and restaurants that can be found in every corner. Conveniently located within commuting distance of London and Brighton, Hastings boasts robust transport links that ensure residents can savour the calm beauty of seaside living without sacrificing the hustle and bustle that a city offers.

What's Hastings famous for?

Hastings is famous for its association with the historic Battle of 1066, a seminal event that came to redefine the course of English history, and gives the town its timeless character. The historic Old Town of Hastings also sets it apart, with its quaint and maze-like streets filled with idyllic shops and the constant aroma of the sea. Hastings Pier, a recipient of the 'Pier of the Year' title in 2017, is a testament to the town's enduring charm, offering a venue for live music, vintage fairs, and family-friendly events.

Things to do in Hastings

There is no shortage of things to do in Hastings. From re-enacting thrilling historical battles at Battle Abbey to marvelling at cultural, art, and historical collections at the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Hastings never fails to offer memorable experiences. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a plethora of activities in Hastings Country Park, from exploring its scenic cliff-top views to taking a leisurely stroll through the expansive nature reserve. A visit to the Old Town is always well worth the time, providing a unique opportunity to explore the medieval alleys, indulge in local delicacies at quaint cafes, and discover hidden gems in stunning antique shops. So, whether you're a history buff, an outdoor explorer, an arts enthusiast, or a foodie, Hastings offers a slice of coastal heaven for everyone.

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Average asking prices in Hastings today

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

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£325,000

146 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£550,000

151 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£375,000

88 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£180,000

148 properties for sale

Properties currently for sale in Hastings

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Transport in Hastings

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

Local connections

Hastings
National Rail
0.3 miles / 0.5 km
Ore
National Rail
0.9 miles / 1.4 km
St Leonards Warrior Square
National Rail
1 miles / 1.6 km
West St Leonards
National Rail
1.9 miles / 3.1 km
Three Oaks
National Rail
3.4 miles / 5.5 km
Crowhurst
National Rail
4.2 miles / 6.8 km

Schools in Hastings

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

Education in Hastings

Ark Castledown Primary Academy
Ages: 2 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2021)
Torfield School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Hastings
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
The Baird Primary Academy
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
St Paul's Church of England Academy
Ages: 2 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)

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