Living in Fiveways, Brighton
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What Is Life Like In Fiveways, Brighton?
Fiveways is one of Brighton’s most sought-after suburbs - appropriate for families, commuters and first-time buyers alike. Housing is competitively-priced and well-suited for younger prospective renters and buyers with a mixture of detached and semi-detached homes, flats and maisonettes.
The centre of Fiveways is almost equidistant from three of Brighton’s most conveniently connected train stations – making it hugely popular with commuters. London Road and Preston Park stations are both commonly used as the main commuting hubs of Fiveways; with travel into London taking approximately one hour.
With Brighton in such close proximity, Fiveways stands out as an east-Brighton hub for residents who require close links to the rich culture of the city, as well as connections for work and days out in London.
History Of Fiveways, Brighton
Up until the 1820s, Fiveways was part of the ancient parish of Preston. Contained by crop fields, it was historically a thoroughfare for travellers traversing the south or on their way to or from the north. The junction was named much later and was eventually absorbed by the area of Brighton. Outstretching fields ultimately became housing to relieve the bustling population of the city, and Fiveways grew as a suburb.
Days Out In Fiveways, Brighton
Days out in Fiveways, Brighton will take you to some of the best nature spots Sussex has to offer, as well as a number of the country’s best arts venues.
Lending itself to those who value the amenities of a bustling city while remaining within the confines of a close-knit suburb – Fiveways has excellent connections to the legendary Brighton seafront. Approximately 1.5 miles of cafes, restaurants, music venues, bars, clubs and vintage stores separate the suburb from Brighton Pier. Visit the Theatre Royal in Brighton for a range of West-End plays and musicals set in a beautiful Edwardian theatre, which has been in operation for over 200 years. Alternatively, the Hollingbury Golf Course lies within walking distance of the area and is open to players of all skill levels, including non-members.
Things To Do In Fiveways, Brighton
There is no shortage of things to do in and around Fiveways. For evenings out, residents have a choice of several fantastic eateries in the area. Brighton and Hove boast a number of exquisite fine and casual dining options recognised by the Michelin food guide. The Chilli Pickle is the place to visit for Indian cuisine, and the Hotel du Vin & Bistro is a seafront bistro offering luxurious pub food set in a charming 17th century hotel. For a more local experience, visit the Fiveways pub or Preston Park Tavern for classic British fare - cask ales and great pub food.
Shopping in Fiveways is reserved to village amenities – such as a local butchers, barbers, bookstore and food market. Within walking distance, however, is an array of high street and boutique shopping closer to Brighton’s city centre.
Football fans can enjoy watching Brighton & Hove Albion F.C. play in the Champions League at the local 30,750-seat Falmer Stadium. For the more involved sports fans, there are also a number of health and fitness clubs, as well as more casual societies, in the area.
Schools In Fiveways, Brighton
Fiveways and the surrounding area is well served by a number of excellent schools.
Primary schools include:
- Hertford Infant School
- Downs Infant School
- St Joseph’s Catholic School
- Balfour Primary School
- Downs Infant School
Secondary schools include:
- Dorothy Stringer School
- Varndean School
Further education colleges and Universities include:
- Varndean College
- Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College
- University of Brighton
- Sussex University
Transport In Fiveways, Brighton
Fiveways is well connected to surrounding towns, villages and major cities via an efficient transport network.
Fiveways is supported by three train stations - Preston Park, London Road and Moulsecoomb station. The area is hugely popular with commuters, as trains from Preston Park and London Road arrive into London within approximately one hour.
Buses and coaches
London Gatwick airport is the nearest international airport, situated approximately 26 miles from Fiveways. London Heathrow is further afield, at around 65 miles from the suburb. For private flights, Brighton Airport operates West of Shoreham. All airports are accessible by rail or road.
Fiveways’s nearest airport is Southampton Airport, just 15 miles drive from the town and Gatwick Airport is 80 miles away.
Fiveways was originally built on an ancient junction of thoroughfares and so road travel has remained efficient. The A23/M23 is easily accessible from Fiveways and will have residents in London within approximately 90 minutes.