5 Reasons to Live in Sussex

From the Sussex Downs to the beautiful towns and villages that scatter the countryside, we think that Sussex is one of the best places to live in the country. To sum up why we love Sussex we’ve put together our top 5 reasons to live in Sussex and why it’s a good opportunity for young couples, families and small businesses alike to put down roots.

Green Spaces

Some of the best countryside and green spaces in the country can be found in Sussex with the Seven Sisters, Wilmington Giant and Devil’s Dyke being popular excursions. Not only can you find vast areas of green spaces and national treasures, but Brighton has many lovely parks and gardens interlocked within the cityscape.

 The Seven Sisters, a series of seven chalk cliff peaks along the East Sussex coast in England. Seaford head in the background is on the other side of the River Cuckmere and not part of the Seven Sisters. In the foreground, Birling Gap.

Access to London

Sussex works well in terms of commuter territory, with all the benefits of living outside of London and all the convenience of being able to travel there easily and quickly. Many areas have great public travel links (for example, a train ride from Hove to London Victoria only takes an hour). For a change from “the big smoke”, look in more rural or quieter surrounding areas, or smaller more manageable cities like Brighton, Worthing or Chichester.

Pubs & Restaurants

Sussex has a vibrant food scene, featuring diverse restaurants, charming pubs and thriving food markets promising a delightful culinary journey. With a rich agricultural landscape and close proximity to the sea many local companies manage to serve fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

As our firm is in central Brighton, we would like to stress the amazing places that we love to visit in this foodie-filled city. We have some gourmet staples such as the delicious Wild Flor, as well as the tasty (and reasonable) Cin Cin in Hove, which features on the Michelin Guide website.


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But don’t be deceived, plenty of our unassuming food establishments manage to impress, examples being the popular food truck “Lickle More” hidden behind the Hove Tesco car park. Or perhaps you would like to sample a range of tasty shellfish snacks from a quaint seafood shack “Sea Haze” found on the Brighton seafront.


A 480,000-year-old leg bone fragment, a rediscovered Roman palace and a famous battle with the French – what do all three of these things have in common? They’re all found in Sussex.

Sussex has a rich and vast history, spanning over centuries with many different communities clashing together, influencing the people, culture and environment. With many museums and historical sites available to visit, you will find that you never run out of ways to explore this exciting county.

Our Services

As part of our services here at Burt Brill & Cardens, we offer full property legal advice, and pride ourselves on the quality of our Residential Conveyancing Services. If you are considering a move to the Sussex area, we will happily guide you through the house buying process and take the stress out of all the associated legal aspects. Contact us today for a discussion on how we can help with your move to Sussex or the surrounding area. Call us today on 01273 604 123, email us at or fill in our enquiry form.


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