Brighton – The Most Hipster City In The World


Brighton has been crowned the number one hipster hotspot in the world, beating Berlin, Brooklyn and even its near neighbour, London. The beach, vibrant nightlife and fabulous Regency architecture means Brighton offers an enviable lifestyle. Sandwiched between the South Downs and the English Channel, Brighton offers a pebbled beach, brilliant shopping, restaurants, nightlife, and some fabulous Regency architecture.

Brighton Pier
Photo: Brighton Pier

Brighton’s Regency architecture and premium sea view squares, such as Brunswick Square, Sussex Square and Royal Crescent, are well known. However, away from the bright lights of the seafront and its bright white Regency and Georgian townhouses, there are many other property pockets to tempt buyers and renters. Victorian property surrounding Preston Park is popular with young families, while residential Hove has Victorian, Edwardian and semi-detached rental and for sale homes on the current market. This distinct contrast between city and seafront property has created a vibrant property market that is inclusive for every generation. Families choose Brighton for its range of properties on the market in a distinct selection of property areas.

Brighton hasn’t always been a hipster magnet but the seaside city’s reputation for alternative lifestyles as well as its universities and art school have long been attracting young arrivals – who tend to settle. Fresh graduates from the University of Brighton, ranked in the UK’s top 25% of universities for world-leading research, can also live in the city after their degree thanks to its large amount of rental accommodation on offer. Due to its large volume of students, Brighton boasts a large buy-to-let market and was named the best place for the fastest-growing buy-to-let yields in the UK in 2014. Hanover is one of the best areas to find a large selection of student property.

Photo: British Airways i360, Brighton Beach

Brighton began to attract more visitors following improved road transport to London and the opening of Brighton City Airport in the 1910. Brighton City Airport, also known as Shoreham Airport, is an airport located in Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex. It is the second oldest airport in the UK and one of the oldest purpose-built commercial airports in the world. Shoreham-by-Sea is a seaside town and port in West Sussex dating back to pre-Roman times. The growth of neighbouring Brighton, Hove and Worthing prepared the way for Shoreham’s rise as a Victorian sea port, with several shipyards and an active coasting trade. Shoreham Harbour remains in commercial operation to this day.

Shoreham Airport
Photo: Shoreham (Brighton City) Airport

The house price surge in London has pushed new crowds to mover further south, thanks to the relaxed seaside lifestyle on offer within commutable distance of London. However, price increases in Brighton have also meant families are moving slightly further westward to areas such as Shoreham By Sea which offers a small village vibe but with fantastic café’s, nightlife, restaurants, large parks, excellent infrastructure and great public and private schools.

Shoreham By Sea offers easy access to main bypass roads, stunning architecture and a real community feel which has seen it’s popularity soar.

The recent development of the Ropetackle Centre offers leasehold properties overlooking the river and commercial properties which have attracted many businesses to Shoreham By Sea which has in turn opened up employment opportunities.

Adur Ferry Bridge
Photo: Adur Ferry Bridge, Shoreham by Sea

How can we help?

The Law Practice (UK) Ltd are an established, respected, award-winning national law firm with an office located in Shoreham By Sea. We truly understand the property market and so we can offer our clients the best and most informed advice every time. We may not be the cheapest conveyancer in the area, but we are trusted and our prices are always fair, reasonable and transparent to ensure what is often the largest expenditure for anyone in their life is done with the greatest levels of certainty and security that can be given. Our expert legal team pride themselves on their exceptional service, offering clear and practical advice at all times, working quickly and efficiently to complete your transaction.

These are just a few of the reasons that our clients, as well as other local businesses that are integral to the property market such estate agents and financial advisors, have endorsed our services and continue to use us as well as happily recommending us to their friends and family too for all of their legal matters.

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To obtain a fully itemised and no obligation quotation please call and speak directly to one of our conveyancing solicitors on 01273 911190, alternatively out of normal business hours you can call Katie Lawley on 07522 723403 or email

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