Shared Ownership in West Sussex
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Blessed with the gently rolling hills of the South Downs, ancient fishing villages and picturesque towns, West Sussex is highly desirable among those seeking a shared ownership property in southern England. With vibrant, prosperous settlements such as Chichester and Worthing, and Portsmouth and Brighton just over county borders, West Sussex is a great county in which to live and work.
The area’s natural beauty is a big draw, with the South Downs National park attracting hill walkers and ramblers to its well-maintained trails. But the area also boasts fairytale castles, grand country houses and even the remains of a Roman Palace.
But it’s not all old-world charm. The county boasts a university – the University of Chichester – and is close by to larger institutions in Brighton to the east and Portsmouth to the west, which also offer a wide range of employment opportunities.
Discover some of the most popular landmarks in West Sussex.
The fairytale Arundel Castle (1067) is one of England’s most complete medieval fortifications. Badly damaged in the Civil War, it was restored in the 1700s and is now one of the county’s biggest tourist draws.
The Georgian grandeur of Chichester exudes a Jane Austen mystique, but the town’s history goes way back to the Roman Empire and may have been where Claudius’ troops landed in AD 43. More modern attractions include the Pallant House Gallery, featuring works by Lucien Freud, David Bomberg and Peter Blake. The beautiful old cathedral is also not to be missed.
The grassy chalk downs of the South Downs National Park offer a diverse range of rambling trails, including a 100-mile route from Hampshire to East Sussex. Just one of the many rural areas that make living here so special.
This country town has created a heritage trail that takes you past a former Iron Age fort, then on to various medieval and Georgian houses. Among the 100 listed structures here, the most beguiling is Cowdray House, where both Henry VIII and Elizabeth I spent a night.
Our affordable homes in East Sussex enjoy a wide range of local amenities. The county has
some of the best schools, fast transport links to the capital, exercise facilities, libraries and
Numerous highly-ranked schools are dotted across West Sussex, including community schools and Catholic colleges. Notable establishments include St Paul's Catholic College (Burgess Hill), Davison Church of England High School for Girls (Worthing), and St Richard's Catholic College (Bexhill-on-Sea).
From Crawly in the north, central London can be reached in under an hour by train. Commuting to the capital from southern towns takes much longer, but Southampton, Portsmouth and Brighton are within easy reach. Gatwick airport lies just to the north of the county, offering UK and international flights.
The usual array of NHS services are available country-wide, including three main hospitals in Chichester, Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea. There's good access to GP surgeries, dentists, and opticians, together with some private medical services.