Burgess Hill has a real sense of community with a bustling town centre, a well-used leisure centre and numerous clubs and societies. A recent new Thakeham homeowner at Valeside Keep commented on how friendly and welcoming the town is.
The high street includes a great range of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. For those looking for leisure activities and a chance to make new friends, you will find everything from bowls to yoga in the local area.
The local countryside is ideal for walking, with many bridleways and footpaths. There is so much within easy reach, from buzzing Brighton, to historic Lewes, to the far reaching South Downs.
Perfect for those who love the outdoors
The West Sussex countryside surrounding Burgess Hill is hard to beat, with the long stretching South Downs and easy access to both the East and West Sussex coastline. The town is surrounded by swathes of green space and pockets of woodland, with footpaths and bridleways plentiful, making walking, cycling and horse riding popular pastimes.
Around the town, the Green Circle Network connects wildlife sites around Burgess Hill, allowing wildlife to flourish for the benefit of the community. It provides easy access to open spaces via traffic free routes.
An enticing local area
Ditchling Common borders the south-eastern outskirts of Burgess Hill and was once the King’s land as part of the Saxon Manor. Now a Country Park covering an area of 188 acres, it is popular with dog walkers and local fishermen who fish the lake for carp, perch and roach.
A great place to grow up
For families looking to settle down and bring up a family, Burgess Hill is a great place to be. There are several state and independent schools and two local schools for children with disabilities.
The surrounding area offers plenty of inspiration for family days out, from historic Lewes, to cosmopolitan Brighton, from the vintage steam trains of the Bluebell Railway to the stark openness of Ashdown Forest, home to the fictional children’s character Winnie the Pooh.
Great connections by road, rail and air
Burgess Hill is an ideal location for London commuters, with a train station at Wivelsfield, and Burgess Hill station in the town, ensuring travel to London Victoria and London Bridge are both possible in around one hour. London Gatwick Airport is just 20 minutes by train and you can reach Brighton in less than 20 minutes from both stations.
If you travel by road, the A23 at Hickstead is under four miles away and you can head south to the coast or north to the M23 junction at Pease Pottage, which takes you directly to the M25.