Eastbourne is an attractive town to call home for many reasons. Chiefly, of course, it’s the location. Living by the sea offers a special way of life with British charm. Traditionally famous as a Victorian seaside resort, the seafront at Eastbourne boasts many Victorian period buildings and experiences to sample. Receiving over five million visitors a year, Eastbourne’s beaches and other amenities continue to drive the town’s powerhouse of a tourism industry. Yet while Eastbourne has much to offer for tourists popping down to the coast to enjoy the beach, what makes it a great place to call home? There has recently been a surge of interest in people looking to buy property in the town. As the quieter neighbour of Brighton, what does Eastbourne have to offer that makes it so appealing to buyers?

Town Property is the number one estate agent in Eastbourne. As we encounter more and more interest in our home town, we’re finding ourselves being often asked about what benefits there are in moving to Eastbourne. This article covers the main reasons why the town has so much interest and why we believe it’s a wonderful place to live.

Stunning Seaside Location

The gorgeous East Sussex coast never fails to amaze and inspire whether you’re just visiting the town or live here. Eastbourne’s main beach is an ideal spot for so many reasons. With 3 miles of shingle beach, it’s a beautiful place to take a walk down the sea edge with your dog. During the summer, it’s a nice place to enjoy a swim and sunbathe. If you live locally, it’s a short jaunt down to the sea so you’re not going to have to battle with the tourists for a parking space. There are plenty of wonderful places to sit down and have something tasty to tuck into, especially fish n chips.

Eastbourne’s location also offers walks outside the town to quieter beaches which offer stunning escapes away. Around Eastbourne, you’re spoilt for choice as you have the beautiful South Downs National Park on your doorstep with its lulling hills and pristine white chalk cliffs.

Arts and Entertainment

Eastbourne has much to offer in the Arts and Culture scene.There are three fantastic theatres hosting regular events: the Congress Theatre, Devonshire Park Theatre and Winters Park Theatre. Host to a wide range of performances and shows, Eastbourne’s theatre scene provides a more affordable alternative to venturing to London’s West End.

You don’t have to travel far to get your fill of art and inspiration. Eastbourne’s Towner Gallery has a fantastic exhibition spanning modern and contemporary art.

Quality of Life

Eastbourne has a reputation for being one of the happiest places to live in the UK. It’s sense of community bolsters this fact as many residents who move to the town to benefit from the more affordable way of life than in London end up staying. It’s a perfect place to start a family with great education support through its fantastic schools. There is no shortage of things to do with children with plenty of amusements along the seaside. There is plenty of support for your health and fitness with plenty of gyms and venues to keep active. While Eastbourne isn’t a competitor when it comes to retail and shopping, you’ll find everything you need in the town with The Beacon shopping centre. Eastbourne also has a great selection of independent shops and culinary delights for you to support the local businesses.


Eastbourne’s proximity to London makes it a very attractive choice for commuters to call home. Eastbourne is well connected via rail with a direct line to London Victoria. The journey takes 90 minutes and, with no changes, it’s a very smooth journey. London Gatwick is also only an hour away. Transport links to neighbouring towns are also very strong. It’s only a short trip over to Brighton.

Housing Market

When compared against Brighton, Eastbourne’s housing market is more affordable. According to Rightmove, Eastbourne’s average house price was £322,044 last year with Brighton’s average sitting at £506,357. You are going to get a lot more for your money in Eastbourne. It’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with the different areas in Eastbourne as they offer their own individual character and benefits.


Popular for its closeness to the South Downs National Park, Meads is an affluent residential area on the east side of the town. With a mixture of old and new architecture, Meads offers a quieter locale with a quaint character.

Old Town

As the name suggests, Old Town is the oldest part of Eastbourne with many listed buildings and lots of period architecture. A stunning area, there are many beautiful homes on offer ranging from cosy cottages to large properties with sea views. You also have a great choice of amenities including the park and lake.

Sovereign Harbour

The modern seafront will see you going towards the higher end of prices when it comes to housing. With access to fantastic shops and restaurants, as well as the sea, property here is competitive. However, the lifestyle is bustling with many activities on the waterfront to enjoy. It’s a popular choice for those seeking a contemporary lifestyle by the sea.


Great for families looking to settle in the town, Langney is in the northeast of Eastbourne. The area has schools, parks, and local shopping options so you’ll have everything you need on your doorstep.


Roselands is a residential area with a mix of housing options, including family homes and apartments. It’s well-connected and has local schools and shopping facilities.

Hampden Park

Hampden Park is situated to the northwest of the town centre and has its own train station. The area features a large park, sports facilities, and schools, making it attractive for families.


Willingdon is located to the northwest of Eastbourne and includes both East and West Willingdon. It’s a predominantly residential area with a mix of housing styles. East Willingdon has a village-like feel with local shops and amenities.

Want to know more about what Eastbourne has to offer?

Town Property is the number one estate agent in Eastbourne. We know this town extensively and will give you all the information you need before going ahead with moving. Our team of property experts will support you every step of the way as we completely understand what a huge step buying and selling a property is. It’s a life changing event so it makes perfect sense that you’re properly informed. If you want to better know the area before visiting properties, we’ll give you plenty of recommendations of what to do and where to explore.

Interested in some of our property listings? Don’t hesitate to get in touch and arrange for a viewing. You can book online or give us a call on 01323 412200.