Whether you’re a first-time buyer, looking to upscale for your growing family or hoping to increase your property portfolio with a buy-to-let investment, there are opportunities for all types of buyers in Brighton and Hove right now. We’ve examined the diverse collection of neighbourhoods in and around the city to bring you this short guide on some of the best places in Brighton and Hove to buy property.

Poets Corner

Hove consistently comes out as a top spot for young professionals and commuters looking for a more relaxed lifestyle, providing all of the benefits of seaside life at a more affordable price. Whilst arguably more suburban than the majority of Brighton, Hove remains well connected through its bus and rail links, getting you to London in just over an hour, with homes in the Poets Corner area being just a short walk from two train stations.

Elm Grove and Lewes Road

The buy-to-let scene here has always been plentiful due to the vast population of students needing accommodation but, with the Lewes Road area going under immense redevelopment over the next few years to include new homes and commercial spaces, now is the ideal time to invest in property before this area sees gentrification hike up property prices.

Additionally, if you’re open to a bit of a renovation project, you’ll find that properties in need of modernisation often come onto the market within the area.

Patcham and Hollingbury

A new generation of younger buyers and families have moved to the residential areas of Patcham and Hollingbury in recent years. With plenty of green spaces surrounding, good local schools and supermarkets close by, it makes for an idyllic family neighbourhood. Properties in this location generally benefit from amenities such as off-road parking and large gardens, as well as good sized rooms for versatile spaces.


If you’re looking for a good-sized home where you get more for your money, look no further than Portslade. Another up and coming neighbourhood, the areas of Boundary Road and Portland Road have been blossoming with trade, with independent cafes and shops springing up more recently. Look slightly westwards for the real gems, with charming period properties and secluded gardens available in quiet streets, perfect for growing families or first-time buyers.

Seven Dials

Seven Dials has long been a popular area for families, with its close proximity to rail links for commuters and high-performing local schools. The array of cafes, delis and restaurants no doubt make it an attractive location for first-time buyers looking to get onto the property ladder, making for a vibrant community.

At Austin Gray, our residential team have lived and breathed coastal life for many years and can help you to find the best deal for your needs. Contact us today on 01273 232232 or by emailing residential@austingray.co.uk to start your search in one of the best places to live in the UK.