Shared Ownership in Brighton

Explore affordable Shared Ownership properties and developments in Brighton.

About Brighton

There’s a reason Brighton is also known as London-by-Sea; it’s a lively, cosmopolitan centre just like the capital, yet has a glorious position on the English coastline.

There’s a strong artistic community with its spirit expressed through the many galleries, events, shops and festivals throughout the city. Complementing the art movement, Brighton is also home to a thriving tech and digital sector, plus two universities. Brighton’s population encompasses everyone from the affluent looking to escape London, to students looking for a top spot for nightlife – each personifying their own little pocket of the city.

Students tend to flock to Hanover, an up-and-coming neighbourhood that is hard to beat when it comes to value for money. For those looking for something a little quieter yet still affordable, Poets Corner could be the spot. Kemptown is made up predominantly of rental properties and converted flats so it’s another top student destination, with the added bonus of being close to the beach and packed with bars, pubs and night spots.

Unsurprisingly the better your seaview the more you can expect to pay for your home. The well heeled head for the Regency Squares like Brunswick, Lewes and Palmeira or other seafront spots. Fortunately, it’s possible to find shared ownership schemes in sought-after areas – for example Edward Street Quarter’s 1- and 2-bed apartments will see you just moments from the beach and within striking distance of Brighton Palace Pier.

Preston Park is currently highly desirable for home movers too. Set to the north of the city, it’s great for commuters as it has its own train station, and is also home to excellent schools and Queen’s Park North. Preston Park is home to both the Brighton Marathon and the Pride Festival.

Brighton’s best known location is perhaps The Lanes – a series of winding alleys set in Brighton’s historic quarter. You’ll find everything from boutique fashion and antiques, to second hand, and homeware stores plus a great range of restaurants and often live music.

And after the distractions of a busy city it’s good to know that the South Downs National Park is a mere stone’s throw away, with a great selection of walking routes and cycle paths to unwind on.

Aerial photo of the Brighton beach and coastal area and the famous Brighton pier located in the south coast of England UK that is part of the City of Brighton and Hove, taken on a bright sunny day Brighton from above

Local Amenities in Brighton

Brighton’s attraction lies not only in its sandy shores, but also the excellent schools in the region and the hard-working public transport network.


Brighton’s school allocation is organised slightly differently from elsewhere in the country. When a school is oversubscribed instead of accepting students based on catchment areas, it operates a lottery-based system. As well as state schools for primary and secondary education, there are also private schools, the popular Brighton College plus the University of Sussex – regularly ranked amongst the top universities in the UK - and the University of Brighton. There are a good number of schools in the area which have been ranked as outstanding by Ofsted including Downs View Special School, Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College, Downs Junior School, St Luke’s Primary School and Patcham Infant School. Private schools include Roedean School, Varndean College, Christ’s Hospital School and Cottesmore Preparatory School.


Brighton’s roads are fairly congested at peak times, however public transport is plentiful and within the centre it’s compact and easy to navigate. The park and ride operates from Withdean and will whisk you into the city, bypassing the problem of car parking. Not only can parking be expensive in the centre but it’s hard to come by. Brighton Station is centrally located; it’s a 10-minute walk from town, or 15-minutes from the beach and means you can travel by train to London in under an hour. A second station, London Road, also offers direct links to the surrounding towns and other UK cities. The local red and white buses operate on an extensive busy network and it’s possible to buy weekly or monthly travel passes. For night owls, there are also night buses to take you home.


Brighton General Hospital serves the local region well for healthcare. There’s parking on site, good public transport links and an outpatients department. At the Royal Sussex County Hospital there’s also an accident and emergency department, with a second A&E facility at Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital. For more specific treatment, the Sussex Eye Hospital also operates a 24-hour ophthalmic A&E department.