5 reasons why you need to move to Chichester now

Vintage festivals, historic city walls, white sandy beaches nearby and the South Downs National Park are just a few of the things that make Chichester such a desirable place to live.

World-class plays are held at the theatre, the galleries curates a year-round programme to be envied outside of London and, of course, glorious Goodwood is just down the road.

Here are just some of the reasons why you will shortly be doing the Rightmove swipe for a place in Chichester.

Location, location, location

Take a stroll around the paths and gardens surrounding the 900-year-old cathedral, and out into the well-preserved Georgian city centre, largely pedestrianised, with four main streets leading north, south, east and west from the late-medieval market cross.

Chichester is one hour from both Brighton and Portsmouth, and close to the New Forest with its wild ponies and sandy beaches.

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Gatwick Airport is 45 minutes away and the beautiful West Witterings beach is just down the road.

Theatre and arts

hosts world-class performances, bringing some of the top shows on tour and curating its own exciting programme of events.

runs workshops throughout the year for children and adults, using themes of artists showing in the beautiful gallery at the time.

is a peaceful, magical space set in 26 acres of woodland near Goodwood.

The non-profit organisation nurtures new and established talent, commissioning new work every year.

This is a space that locals visit again and again.

Glorious Goodwood

There is so much to do at it would keep anyone busy 365 days of the year.

The Goodwood Estate, owned by the Dukes Of Richmond, is home to some of the most thrilling sporting events in the world: the , the and the famous .

Set in 12,000 acres of stunning countryside, there’s also an organic farm, four restaurants, two 18-hole golf courses, , an aerodrome, a health club and a hotel.

Foodie heaven

Beauty journalist and author Grace Timothy has just launched her new book, , Grace and has lived in Chichester for years.

She says and Coffee Lab both offer top-quality coffee for locals wanting their daily caffeine fix.

has arguably one of the best roast dinners in the area, according to Grace.

There are also pubs such as , in Chilgrove, and for a country walk, followed by some good food and drink.

Chichester has so much to offer as a place to live

The surrounding villages are picturesque and the South Downs is a dream for walking across the chalky hills.

There are many reasons why you should move to Chichester.

If, however, you are settled where you are, then do pay it a visit very soon for a weekend, to sample some of the many delights.

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