Looking to live in Sussex? Consider Crawley & what it costs

Are you looking to live in Sussex, then have you ever considered Crawley?

Yes, we have heard the ‘creepy Crawley’ moniker, which is unfair.

It is a new town, but it that isn’t a reason to put you off.

Live in Crawley

Can you afford a house in Brighton? If you can then good for you, but many people can’t in these difficult times.

So, what could draw you to looking at setting up home in Crawley?

We have outlined some of the highlights of the town and what you can get for your money.

Crawley highlights 

Transportation: Crawley is well-connected by transportation. It is close to Gatwick Airport, making it a significant hub for travellers. The town is also served by the M23 motorway, which provides easy access to London and the South East.

Economy: The presence of Gatwick Airport has a substantial impact on Crawley’s economy. The town is home to numerous businesses related to aviation, logistics, and hospitality. Additionally, there are retail centers, office parks, and industrial estates contributing to the local economy.

New Town: Crawley was designated as a New Town in the aftermath of World War II, which led to significant expansion and development in the area. This development included the construction of residential areas, shopping centers, and infrastructure.

Cultural and Recreational Facilities: Crawley offers various cultural and recreational facilities, including theaters, parks, and shopping centers. The Hawth Theatre is a notable cultural venue in the town. It is also close to the South Downs.

Education: Crawley has several primary and secondary schools, as well as further education institutions. It also has a campus of the University of Sussex.

What can I get for my money?

We have had a look and there is a lot on offer.


For £200,000 you can get a ‘quaint 1-bedroom property located in Broadfield, offering immense potential for first-time buyers and investors alike,’ according to Right Move.

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At £500,000  you get would land an ‘unique five-bedroom home in Langely Green. The property location is ideal for commuters with a fastway bus route located at the local parade of shops under a 5-minute walk away giving direct routes to the town centre and Gatwick airport,” according to Right Move.



For £900,000 you can get ‘an opportunity to purchase a substantial and impressive five-bedroom, two bathroom detached family home within its own plot of approx. a third of an acre. The driveway leading to a tandem garage and off-road parking for several vehicles,’ according to Right Move.

If this has got you thinking, we’d be delighted to give you advice please get in touch and we’ll be help you understand what’s possible, or sign up to our monthly newsletter, to keep your finger on the pulse.

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