5 Reasons to Buy In Brighton and Hove

14th October 2016

Brighton and Hove has recently been voted one of the happiest cities to work in the UK. Beloved by its residents, over 90% are proud to live here

Over the past two decades, house prices in Brighton and Hove have soared by nearly 500 per cent due to the high demand to live in this great city. Due to Brighton and Hove’s location, nestled between the protected South Downs and the sea, the opportunity for development is limited and demand outweighs supply. Property prices in the city continue to rise. 

However, with up-and-coming areas like Lewes Road and London Road becoming steadily more popular, investing in property is a brilliant idea - now more than ever.  

Here are our top five reasons to buy in Brighton and Hove in the coming months:  

1. Make a safe investment  

Regeneration of old, run down parts of the city is only adding to the incentive to settle in Brighton and Hove. Examples of these improvements include the 80 million pound proposal for a new housing and office development by Hove Station, a 17-storey tower housing development in Sackville Gardens, Hove and the redevelopment of the Royal Sussex Hospital.

Attractions within the city are also evolving. Brighton and Hove’s famous lanes are expanding, The King Alfred Leisure Centre is under development and the Seafront Improvement Project is working to preserve its historic elements as well as bring new attractions. 

With these additions and improvements, house prices are likely to rise again significantly over the coming years - and with train services from Brighton to London under serious reconstruction, significant investment opportunities could be made by jumping on the city’s most promising locations.

2. Relax in a green, scenic area 

Whether it’s time to sit down with a book and enjoy a beautiful sunny day, or indulge in a scenic walk on a crisp autumn morning, Brighton and Hove will leave you spoilt for choice. As well as being packed full of great shops, bars and restaurants, the city is also home to some of the most stunning parks and green spaces in the country.

Devil’s Dyke is situated north of Brighton and Hove and is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Perfect for family day out, you can enjoy breath-taking views, long walks and a pub lunch. 

Alternatively, target the centre of the city and relax in the pavilion gardens. Often accompanied by soothing music, this popular destination provides exquisite views of the Royal Pavilion and a vast variety of surrounding shops and restaurants.

Other magnificent spaces within the city include Hove Lawns, Stanmer Park and Queens Park. With all that on your doorstep, you’ll soon settle into a rich yet relaxing pace of life. 

3. Share the city with some of the nicest people in the UK

Brighton and Hove not only prides itself on its amenities, culture and attractions, but also its residents. The city’s locals and independent business owners are known for their unique character and kind-hearted nature, so there’s no need to fear unfriendly neighbours! Local independent pubs and cafes are full of unique characters who are always up for a chat.

Pride festival takes place every year in the centre of Brighton and Hove, and embodies the forward thinking, loving nature of the residents. The procession starts in Hove and ends at Preston Park, allowing the entire community to take part in this beautiful community tradition. 

4. Go out and enjoy yourself! 

Brighton and Hove is a bustling center of commerce and creativity, but a good quality of life has just as much to do with activities and socialising as it does business opportunities. 

From Hove to Fiveways, most areas of the city are filled with independent shops, bars and restaurants. There’s never a shortage of things to do right on your doorstep. 

Most popular places in Brighton and Hove are within walking distance of one another, which makes getting around easier than in many other cities. For anyone working in Brighton and Hove, the daily commute can actually be quite pleasant.

Anything too far to walk isn’t a problem either. Brighton and Hove also benefit from excellent public transport. The city is made accessible through a variety of services, including easy-to-access bus links, clearly displayed taxi ranks and excellent train connections, allowing you to go out and explore any part of  the city at any time of day. 

5. Vintage Paradise 

Home to the famous Laines, Brighton and Hove offers a truly unique shopping experience. If you know where to look, some great second-hand markets can be discovered, allowing you to fill your new home with one-of-a kind treasures. 

Hidden underground on Upper Gardner Street, the North Laine Antiques and Flea Market is a den of marvelous objects and wonderful gifts. Here small collectables and vintage items can be found, as well as pristine second-hand furniture. 

Brighton and Hove is known for its celebration of the weird and wonderful! With the help of these quirky bazaars, antique shops and secondhand markets, you’ll be able to express your unique style throughout your home.   

Brighton and Hove are the key to a great quality of life and a brilliant investment for the future. To explore your options, please get in touch and we’ll find an area to suit you. 


Testimonials

  • Service exceeded my expectations overall at all stages of the process - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you. Thanks. 

    Ms Greene Lewes Road

  • Hugely impressed with Ben & his team.

    Mrs Mead Upper Lewes Road

  • In February 2016 I was looking to buy and sell very rapidly. Competition among buyers at the time was very high. Sharon @ the Woodingdean branch sh...

    Ms Helen Lyons Woodingdean

  • Sharon was amazing! She kept us up to date the whole way through the process. We cannot fault Sharon or the rest of her team. 

    Mr & Mrs Ashley Woodingdean

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    Mr King Hove

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    Ms A King Balfour Road

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    Mr Beddington Brading Road

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    Ms Mayanobe Aymer Road

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    Mr Lavender Fiveways

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    Ms Aspnall Gladstone Place

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    Mr Standing Newmarket Road

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    Ms Longley Kingsbury Street

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    Mr & Mrs Penton Sycamore Close

  • Sharon and her team could not have done more in what was a difficult sale. 

    Ms Daly Woodingdean

  • Nick and Paula are total stars! They were incredibly supportive and present throughout. Thank you!

    Miss O'Haire Hove

  • It was a long, drawn out process that the people at Maslen helped me through, without the impression that it was a chore. So extremely professional...

    Mr McLagan Lewes Road

  • From start to finish the sale was dealt with in a thoroughly professional manner.  

    Mr Gibbs Lewes Road

  • Paula was absolutely amazing!

    Mr & Mrs MacKay Lewes Road

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    Mr T Mole Cromwell Road

  • Sharon was excellent, she kept us informed at all stages and was a really calming objective influence in the process.

    Ms Frederick Channel View Road

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    Mr Flynn Woodingdean

  • I was new to the area and viewed a lot of properties with a lot of different agents. Maslens were by far the best I came in contact with, so when i...

    Mr & Mrs Heer Lewes Road

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    Mrs O'Connor Hove

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    Mr & Mrs English The Ridgway

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    Mr Woolven & Mrs Bessant-Woolven Lewes Road

  • Graham Griffin provided us, and continues to provide us, will all-round excellent advice. We trust his knowledge and expertise.

    Mr Blackmore & Ms O'Sullivan Financial Services

  • Fantastic service. By far the best agents we have ever used, I cannot recommend you highly enough.

    Mr Field Mafeking Road

  • Best Estate Agents ever experienced - professional, approachable, competent and exemplary. 

    Mr & Mrs Guest Riley Road

  • Thank you. We found all the staff knowledgeable and really pleasant to deal with. 

    Ms Ansloos Lewes Road

  • Outstanding service from Sharon. James is an asset to Maslens & Harvey was so helpful and polite.

    Ms Cianchetta Selhurst Road

  • We were delighted with the service received from all the staff with whom we had contact,

    Dr Crichton The Ridgway

  • Excellent service as always

    Mr Field Ringmer Road

  • Very pleased with the excellent service throughout. Professional, friendly, efficient and no hard sell. Achieved above asking price. Thank you!

    Mr Witten Lewes Road

  • Sharon was excellent - kept us well informed, thank you so much!

    Ms Waters Cowley Drive

  • The sale was dealt with swiftly, professionally and successfully. Thank you Maslen!

    Mrs Lincoln Hove

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    Mr Grundy Bishops Road

  • Ben was particularly enthusiastic and helpful. Martin, Paula, Sam and Will are all hard workers.

    Ms Goodey Franklin Road

  • I wish we had used you to sell our property! Nice to meet honest people, who are genuinely interested in helping. Very pleased.

    Mrs Porter Taunton Road

  • A really good experience.

    Mr Tibble Lewes Road

  • Very good service and communication. Paula was excellent.

    Mr & Mrs Scarboro 1 Pevensey Road

  • Harvey was helpful and easily reachable at the beginning of the process and Sharon kept us informed and was always happy to help.

    Ms Murch & Ms Mapa Ticehurst Road

  • I would recommend Maslen to anyone. 

    Mrs Tripp Woodingdean

  • Very professional service. Thank you!

    Miss New & Mr Jackson Buller Road

  • Sharon, Harvey and James were all excellent - very professional. Totally opposite to what I have experienced with other agents. Maslen have restore...

    Ms Lyons Woodingdean

  • The team worked very hard over a long period to ensure my sale went through - excellent service!

    Mr Patrick Gladstone Terrace

  • As always, an excellent service. 

    Mr & Mrs Field Lewes Road

  • Excellent service from the Lewes Road branch. Martin Timms secured a quick sale & at a good price & Paula Carter worked really hard to secure...

    Ms Schulte Bear Road

  • The whole team were very committed from start to finish.

    Mr Pilgrim Lewes Road

  • Compared to your rivals, your service was excellent

    Ms McGrigor Milner Road

  • Cannot express our appreciation enough of all the efforts made by the Woodingdean team - they were fantastic.

    Mr John Mogridge Woodingdean

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    Miss Jasper Taunton Road

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    Miss Blackadder Coniston Court, Holland Road

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    Mr Brown Titian Road

  • Please thank Paula at Lewes Road - Excellent service. 

    Mr & Mrs Nuthall Lewes Road

  • Thank you Paul and Archie, you gave an excellent service, as well as Kelly. I look forward to working with you again. 

    Mr White Fiveways

  • Quality advice about when and how to sell, which was spot on. Thank you.

    Miss Coleman Buller Road

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    Ms S Hike Blackthorn Close

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    Ms Tucker Willow Close

  • Paula was fabulous and we felt really informed and supported. 

    Mr & Mrs Walker Lewes Road

  • Best Agents in Brighton.

    Mrs Field Tarner Road

  • Maslens as a whole were really friendly and professional. I have to thank and congratulate Paula Carter for being superb at her job and exceeding m...

    Ms Warren Hove

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    Mr Wells Bishops Road

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    Mr Edwards The Ridgway

  • It was an amazing experience, everyone involved were fantastic. 

    Mr & Mrs Knight Woodingdean

  • I have bought and sold 7 properties, and this was the best experience of an estate agents services I have found.

    Mrs Shepherd Hertford Road

  • Very impressed with all dealings with Maslen. Paula Carter was in particular very knowledgeable and helpful. 

    Mr McBlane Hove

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    Mr Michnowicz Waldegrave Road

  • Ben and Paula were calm and reassuring throughout a very difficult process!

    Ms Easterbrook Bear Road

  • We were very pleased with services provided by the Fiveways office.

    Mr & Mrs Sawyer Shaftesbury Road

  • Very impressed with the efficient and friendly service, the staff were a pleasure to deal with. 

    Mr & Mrs Gill Lewes Road

  • Very impressed with the service. Sharon Wareham works tirelessly, very professionally and is always there for advice. 

    Miss Matthews Kipling Avenue

  • Paul was absolutely brilliant. 

    Mrs Tasker Fiveways

  • The staff were very helpful, an excellent service. I would recommend you to others.

    Miss Hockly Fiveways

  • All very professional, kept updated throughout. Very pleased - Would recommend. 

    Mrs Hammond Hove

  • Excellent communication and advice throughout. It felt very reassuring to be in good hands.

    Mrs Brooker Buller Road

  • Our local office manager, Sharon Wareham was warm and friendly and kept us up to date at all times.

    Mr Hope The Brow

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    Mrs Shea Selborne Place

  • You were amazingly helpful throughout - a real pillar of strength with a very difficult sale.

    Mrs Parkin Fiveways

  • We were very impressed with the Nick from start to finish. 

    Mr & Mrs Smith Lewes Road

  • Brilliant. Well done to Sharon and the Woodingdean team.

    Ms Curtis The Ridgway

  • A very committed team who made the sale process very easy.

    Ms Rees Ticehurst Road

  • Very pleased with the experience. I would definitely recommend you and use you again.

    Ms D Edmonds Horton Road

  • The Woodingdean team were very friendly and approachable.

    Mrs Palmer Pitt Gardens

  • All the staff I dealt with were excellent. Sharon worked really hard to complete the sale.

    Mrs Bent Falmer Gardens

  • Thanks David, all very professional.

    Mrs Flowers Foxdown Road

  • I found the service to be courteous, friendly and efficient.

    Mr Upton Buller Road

  • All agents at Maslen were extremely helpful and polite from the beginning to the completion of sale. 

    Mr Johnson Fiveways

  • Exceptional service throughout the process - should we decide to sell in the future we wouldn't hesitate to use your agency. You're a cut above the...

    Ms Windels & Mr Barham Fiveways

  • Very comprehensive and professional. Nice people to work with and highly recommended. 

    Mr Alderton Ladysmith Road

  • Extremely efficient. Nick and Paula are excellent. The weekly phone calls were much appreciated. 

    Ms Gray Lewes Road

  • Paula's role was brilliant. Having someone office based and available was so appreciated and her promptness an impressive service - every Estate Agent...

    Ms Wynn-Jones Baxter Street

  • The whole team were excellent, each one of them felt like family. Sharon had a lot of sorting to do at times but coped very well, a true profession...

    Mr Vernon Woodingdean

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    Mr Thorne The Avenue

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