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Living in Chichester: 5 reasons to make the move

30 September 2019

Nestled at the foot of the South Downs, the picturesque cathedral city of Chichester is surrounded by beautiful countryside, amazing coastlines and boasts a thriving cultural scene, fashionable bars and restaurants and plenty of shops for even the most die-hard of shoppers. With its streets steeped in history and an abundance of family-friendly activities nearby, Chichester and its surrounding villages have become much sought after locations to call home. 

Here are just a few reasons why you should make a move:

Breath-taking scenery
With the stunning South Downs National Park to the North and mile upon mile of amazing coastline to the South, you’ll be able to enjoy impressive views as far as the eye can see. Either walk or cycle through the countryside, exploring the rolling hills and discovering hidden gems or escape to the water and take part in one of the many water-based activities available along the coast or at Chichester Harbour. For those seeking a more relaxed day out, simply sit back and take it easy on one of the many unspoilt beaches including the famous sandy beach of West Wittering, a firm favourite with locals.

Access to London
Centrally located in the middle of West Sussex, Chichester provides the perfect location for those needing to commute into London, while still enjoying coast and countryside living. With direct trains to London Victoria running on a regular basis you can be sitting at your desk, enjoying a day of exploration or maybe a last-minute theatre trip just 75 minutes later. 

Eating and Drinking
From fine dining to relaxed brunching, pre-theatre dinners to family-friendly lunches there are an array of great places to eat and drink within the city. Chichester has a tasty mix of international cuisine and local homemade specialities to suit all tastes and budgets. Travel outside the city and visit one of the neighbouring local village pubs for a friendly welcome, mouth-watering home cooked classic pub food and a traditional ale.

Culture and History
The city of Chichester offers a wealth of ancient history and is the perfect place to rediscover England’s hidden history and rich culture. Discover the magnificent Chichester Cathedral, which has stood at the centre of Chichester for 900 years and walk round the mile and a half of roman-built wall that surrounds the city. Visit the world renowned Roman Palace and Gardens at nearby Fishbourne, the largest Roman home in Britain or take in a play at the Chichester Festival Theatre, known for its exceptionally high standard of productions 

Popular Local Events
Buy a new property in Chichester or nearby and you’ll be within easy reach of the spectacular Goodwood Estate, famous for its exciting flagship events including The Festival of Speed, the largest motoring garden party held in the world, Goodwood Revival, a 3-day festival celebrating the halcyon days of motor racing and the Qatar Goodwood Festival, 5-days of thrilling horse racing action, most commonly known as ‘Glorious Goodwood’.

With so much on offer and so many great places to visit in and around Chichester and all potentially right on your doorstep, the hardest decision you’ll have to make will be deciding where you want to live. There’s a location for everyone, and with a wide variety of new-build homes in Chichester now available, you’ll be spoilt for choice. 

We currently have some fantastic new housing developments in and around Chichester, with properties suitable for first time buyers, families, commuters and downsizers to call home. 

New Build Homes Chichester: Potters Gate
Situated just a couple of miles from the sought after city of Chichester, Potters Gate is in a convenient location, where you’re never far from the open fields, mature hedgerows and ancient woodland of the traditional English countryside yet still within easy access to the city. Potters Gate is a stunning new development featuring 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom detached houses, chalet bungalows and apartments, offering beautiful homes for every discerning buyer.

New Build Homes Near Chichester: Skylark
Nestled within the picturesque village of Boxgrove, Skylark is a unique collection of just twenty five 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes set in a prime location offering the idyll of country living. Built to a high specification by Bargate Homes, each home presents its own identity and distinctive details both inside and out.

If you’re interested in buying a new build near Chichester, register your details and we’ll send you regular up-to-date information on all our latest properties.


Other relevant blogs you may find of interest:

New homes in Sussex: a collection of stunning developments across the county

New homes in Surrey: Discover what living in the Surrey Hills has to offer

New homes in Hampshire: idyllic countryside and the stunning south Coast



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