Property Investment in Eastbourne
Population: 90,500 approximately
Average House Price: £309,587
Eastbourne grew fast in Victorian times, so property investors will find many Victorian properties in Eastbourne. These include terraces, townhouses and grand period properties some of which have been converted into flats, especially in and around the town centre. The Eastbourne suburbs have more contemporary properties including detached and semi-detached family houses and bungalows.
Some of the different Eastbourne suburbs which may be of interest to property investors are:
Hampden Park is in the north of Eastbourne. It is a residential area with good access to transport networks and workplaces in the town and has mainly 20th-century property types. It benefits from having its own train station. There are good value streets in this area.
Langney and Friday Street are to the northeast of the town centre. They are residential areas with more contemporary housing. They have their own local amenities and good access to the A27 and A22 for those who need to travel outside Eastbourne. There are some good-value property areas in this part of town.
Meads and Holywell are to the west of the town centre. They are mainly residential areas with access to the seafront. The Eastbourne Campus of the University of Brighton is here (although scheduled to close). Meads is a particularly popular residential area with higher-priced properties.
Old Town is, as the name suggests, the original old town center of Eastbourne from before it was expanded as a resort. It is a popular residential location.
Polegate is a separate small town just to the northwest of Eastbourne and is in the Wealden district. It has its own shops and local services, good road access around the region and its own train station with services into Eastbourne (10 mins), Brighton and London.
Roselands is to the northeast of the town centre, close to several parks and beaches. There are good value streets in this area.
Sovereign Harbour is on the east side of the town and consists of Inner Harbour, North Harbour, South Harbour, West Harbor and Outer Harbour. It is a new build development that commenced in the 1990s and comprises a large marina, shops and services plus residential developments. Sovereign Harbor is popular for residential buy-to-lets and holiday lettings.
St. Anthony’s Hill is on the east side of town. It is a residential area with good value properties and benefits from access to the town center and seafront.
Wannocks and Lower Willingdon are to the northwest of town, fringing the Eastbourne Downland. It is a residential area. Willingdon Village is a sought-after area of Eastbourne with mainly higher-priced properties.
Westham and Pevensey are villages to the northeast of Eastbourne and are popular with those who want or need to live outside the town. They are close to the A27 and A259 and have their own railway station. They are in the Wealden district rather than Eastbourne as such.
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