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Why move to Hastings?
The famous Old Town of Hastings, with its properties dating back to 1450, is an iconic hive of activity loved by local residents and holiday visitors alike. Hastings, and nearby St. Leonards, became a popular seaside residential area during the Victorian era.
Hastings, Bexhill, Battle and St. Leonards-On-Sea are historic seaside towns situated on the south coast. These are lively coastal towns which have a colourful history and boast the 'Birth place of British motor racing', 'The Battle of Hastings in 1066' and also the creation of Television by John Logie Baird amongst many other important events that have shaped our country. These four towns and surrounding villages are within access to the transport links of the A259 and A21 plus mainline train stations with direct links to London, Brighton and Tunbridge Wells. Within these areas we cover there are cinemas, shopping centres, restaurants and country walks.
Transport and travel
Hastings is currently served by four mainline railway stations, two of which connect directly with London (to Victoria and Charing Cross stations), one to Brighton and one to Ashford.
There are also good local bus services on offer and also services available to, for example, Bexhill, Eastbourne and Dover and as well as further afield to Northiam, Hawkhurst, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Ashford and Canterbury. National Express Coaches also run a service into London.
Hastings also boasts the A21 trunk road to London and also the A259, which is a coastal road passing through Hampshire, West Sussex, East Sussex and Kent.
Parks and recreation
There are many recreational facilities in and around Hasting to appeal to families, young professionals and those looking to retire to the area. In addition numerous events usually take place that appeal to locals and visitors alike.
Parks and gardens include Alexandra Park, which includes tennis courts and a café, as well as White Rock Gardens, West Marina Gardens, St Leonard’s Gardens and Hastings Country Park - to name but a few.
There are also two main theatres in the town; the White Rock Theatre and the Stables Theatre, an Odeon (with plans to build a multiplex cinema being considered), many independent cinemas as well as a new luxury ‘Sussex Exchange’ cinema, bar and conference venue situation in nearby St Leonard’s. Museums and art galleries include the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, the Fishermen's Museum and the Shipwreck Museum, as well as the Jerwood Gallery.
Festivals and events normally held in Hastings include a Jack in the Green festival, the arts festival, ‘Coastal Currents’, Hastings Week (which includes the staging of the well-known Sussex Bonfire) beer and music Festivals, a Seafood and Wine Festival and Hastings Pirate Day which, in itself, has led to Hastings holding the Guinness World Record for the most pirates in one place.
For those interested in sport, there’s usually the annual Hastings Half Marathon and there is also Hastings United FC, which plays in the Premier Division of the Isthmian League, as well as Hollington United and St Leonard’s Social and Rock-a-Nore which play in the East Sussex league. There are also cricket clubs, golf clubs, bowling clubs, rugby clubs and Hastings Conquerors, the town's only American Football Club.
Restaurant and shopping
The main shopping area in Hastings is Priory Meadow Shopping Centre which is home to many well-known high street retail brands as well as restaurants. Other key shopping areas include Queens Road, Wellington Place and Robertson Street.
The vibrant social life in Hastings means there are also many local bars and coffee shops.
Hastings has numerous primary schools, four secondary schools one further education college and one higher education institution. There’s the University of Brighton which offers higher education courses as well as Sussex Coast College, formerly called Hastings College.