Local area guide

Living in Hove

Thinking about moving to Hove? 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 Hove

Why Hove is a good place to live

Hove is a charming seaside town with a laid-back atmosphere that might make living here feel like a continuous holiday. This place is perfect for those who appreciate serene seafront walks, grand Regency estates, and Victorian villas lining the peaceful streets. Moreover, Hove offers a vibrant culinary scene with an array of restaurants, cafés, and pubs serving diverse tasteful delights. Despite its tranquil ambiance, Hove is not left behind in terms of connectivity. It features excellent road and rail links to London, making it a great place for individuals who often travel to and from the metropolis. As part of the happy city of Brighton and Hove, residing here means being part of one of the most contented communities in the UK.

What's Hove famous for?

Hove is famous for its serene seafront and stunning Regency architecture exemplified by Brunswick Square and Adelaide Crescent. Visiting the seafront, a stroll begins at the grassy expanse of Hove Lawns, extends to colorful beach huts, and concludes at Hove Lagoon. The town also boasts noteworthy landmarks like the iconic Hove Plinth, and the cultural Hove Museum of Creativity. All these allude to Hove's rich history as a former fishing village that has transformed into a hip, desired location. Finally, the phrase 'Hove, actually' encapsulates the distinctive identity and pride the locals have for their town compared to its energetic neighbour, Brighton.

Things to do in Hove

Hove presents a blend of tranquil relaxation and fun-filled activities. The seafront is a great starting point for activities. You could read a book under the sun at Hove Beach, try water sports at Hove Lagoon, or explore the local history at Hove Museum of Creativity. You might also enjoy visiting the West Blatchington Windmill for a historical afternoon or watch an open-air performance at Brighton Open Air Theatre. Indulge in retail therapy at independent boutiques or feast on global gastronomic delights at any of the numerous restaurants and eateries. If you're an adventurer, you can join a full moon swim, paddle, or beach yoga session at the seafront.

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Average asking prices in Hove today

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

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£675,000

67 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£1,250,000

63 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£850,000

68 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£375,000

474 properties for sale

Properties currently for sale in Hove

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

Transport in Hove

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

Local connections

Hove
National Rail
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Aldrington
National Rail
0.6 miles / 1.0 km
Portslade
National Rail
1.4 miles / 2.3 km
Brighton
National Rail
1.5 miles / 2.4 km
Preston Park
National Rail
1.5 miles / 2.4 km
London Road (Brighton)
National Rail
1.8 miles / 2.9 km

Schools in Hove

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

Education in Hove

St Andrew's CofE (Aided) Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Brighton and Hove Clinic School
Ages: 11 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2021)
St Christopher's School
Ages: 4 - 13 years old
The Montessori Place
Ages: 1 - 19 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2022)
South England International School
Ages: 15 - 17 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Drive Preparatory School
Ages: 7 - 16 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)

Local pubs in Hove

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  • Urchin

    Hove, East Sussex, BN3

    Back in the day, it didn't need to be a special occasion to enjoy a plate of oysters with a pint of stout by the sea. We're keeping the dockyard spirit alive by serving you simple, fresh shellfish, craft beer and wine in a relaxed environment.

  • Albion

    Hove, East Sussex, BN3

    Welcome friends and strangers, noblemen, ladies and freaks. Old Albion is bringing the gin palace back to Hove. The glamour may be faded, but there’s beauty and life and art in every grain.

  • Better Half

    Hove, East Sussex, BN3

    If you’re after seriously good food,lovely wines and fabulous ales, enjoyed in warm and welcoming surroundings,come to The Better Half. We are relaxed,friendly and easy going, and we’ll do whatever we can to make sure you feel the same way when you visit