Live the Life
Located in West Sussex, Horsham is mid-way between Brighton and London making it an ideal place for commuters. The market town offers much more than a commuter base, providing a beautiful and vibrant location. Whether you’re enjoying street food at the local market, ice skating with the family or taking in the local scenery there’s something for everyone close to your new home in Horsham.
Things to see and do
Being a market town, Horsham is centred on this community hub. You’ll find a weekly Food Rocks street food market on a Thursday selling the best in local produce, as well as regular events throughout the year including an English Festival, French Market and Craft Fair, Horsham AmeriCARna, and annual Christmas markets.
If you like discovering local history, you can view the historic buildings along The Causeway and visit the Horsham Museum and Art Gallery, St. Mary’s Church, or the remains of Knepp Castle just a few miles outside the town.
For time spent exploring with the family head to St. Leonard’s Forest, Chesworth Farm, Horton Duck Farm, Southwater Country Park, or Pulborough Wild Brooks Bird Sanctuary, just down the River Arun. Your new home in Horsham offers the optimal location to enjoy nature and the local landscape with 14 self-guided walks in and around the surrounding West Sussex countryside.
If you’re moving to Horsham with young children, it’s great to know there are plenty of outstanding schools in the surrounding area to choose from including St. Mary’s Church of England Primary School, Millais School for Girls, and Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School.
For higher education, the University of Sussex and Brighton are both nearby, with only a short commute if you or your older children want to study for a degree.
Getting to Horsham
Situated between London and Brighton, Horsham enjoys fantastic transport links. The M23 links Horsham and the surrounding areas with the UK motorway network and the M25 London Orbital Motorway enabling you to drive to the capital in 90 minutes. Brighton can be reached in 45 minutes via the A23, with the A27 coast road offering a route to East Sussex and Kent. Horsham Railway Station has three to four services every hour to London Victoria with a journey time of just under an hour. The trip to Brighton is just over an hour with one change required.
Horsham sits at the heart of the Gatwick Diamond, meaning Gatwick Airport is just a 12-mile drive when the time comes to enjoy a well-earned holiday. If you can’t get a flight from Gatwick, not to worry as Heathrow is just 35 miles away and Southampton International Airport 46 miles.
Help to Buy Horsham
In Horsham you can take advantage of Help to Buy South East if you are a first time buyer. Take a look at the Help to Buy South East page to find out how the scheme works and how it can help you move.