Reasons to move to Crawley (West Sussex)

Originally a market town, Crawley is located in West Sussex, and is the ideal place to move to if you’re looking for the perfect balance between countryside and city living.

Gatwick airport, which is one of Britain’s busiest international airports opened on the edge of Crawley in the 1940s and both the town and the airport have been growing ever since. Ideal for commuters and travel enthusiasts, Crawley is not only super close to the airport, it also has superb transport links, meaning that you can get from Crawley to London Victoria in just over half an hour. Not to mention the M23 motorway, and countless bus routes too! Plus, if you’re looking for a weekend away, Brighton isn’t far either as it takes only 35 minutes to get there by train. In Crawley, you’ve got the best of both world’s: you get all the perks of living close to the hustle and bustle of London, and also living equally as close to Brighton, one of Britain’s coolest and most progressive towns.

We’ve covered the city living, now on to the countryside: Crawley has plenty of greenery for you to enjoy, including the stunning Tilgate Park where you’ll find walled gardens, a maze and even a forest. Also home to the Tilgate Nature Centre, here you can see reindeer, parrots, otters, lizards and loads more wildlife. For the little ones, there are loads of attractions at the Tilgate Nature Centre such as Meet the Meerkats and Junior Keeper for a Day, alongside educational visits and birthday party packages, so you’ll never be stuck for something to do.

With its great transport links, close proximity to Gatwick airport and green, open spaces, you’d be hard pushed to find a town as accessible and livable as Crawley.

If you are thinking about moving to Crawley or the surrounding area, our team will be happy to answer any questions you may have. You can contact our Crawley office by visiting our website here.

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