Properties for sale in Crawley

Why move to Crawley, West Sussex?

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

Transport links

Set in the heart of West Sussex, Crawley has excellent links into London – a train to London Victoria takes just over half an hour. The town is also on the doorstep of Gatwick Airport so you can jet off on holiday without the added stress of a long commute to and from the airport.

The M23 motorway is located just next to the town and can link you to other parts of the country quickly and easily. In just over half an hour you can reach Brighton – a progressive and fun seaside town full of vibrant nightlife, bars and restaurants, as well as a beautiful pebble beach with entertainment for all the family on the pier. Crawley is not only a wonderful town to live in itself, but has quick and easy transport links so you can enjoy some sea air on the coast, and also enjoy the hustle and bustle of London.

Avoid London prices

While getting the best of both worlds, by buying in Crawley you’ll be avoiding inflated London prices. Did you know that in 2018 the average price of a house in London was a whopping £620,923 according to Rightmove? Meanwhile Brighton’s average house price rose to £405,747. Overall the South East’s average house price sits at £402,268, while Crawley’s average house price is a much more affordable £310,145.

There are now 13 neighbourhoods in Crawley: West Green, Northgate, Langley Green, Three Bridges, Pound Hill, Ifield, Tilgate, Southgate, Gossops Green, Furnace Green, Broadfield, Bewbush and Maidenbower.

As a result, there is a huge amount of choice when it comes to housing and all areas offer their own individual qualities. Our team would be happy to chat to you about the different areas and discuss which would be most suited to you and your family.

Family life and education

The town has a large choice of schools, including 28 primary schools, seven secondary schools and two special needs schools.

Outside of term time there are plenty of things to do for children of all ages. Families can get back to nature at Tilgate Park or Buchan Country Park. At Tilgate Farm, you can enjoy walled gardens, a lake, a forest and even a maze. Buchan Country Park boasts 170 acres of countryside where you can enjoy orienteering, sculptures and its beautiful lake which is home to a range of dragonfly species.

Activities and days out

Fancy a day on the farm? Why not feed the animals, try out an escape room or have fun on the trampolines at Tulleys Farm? The multi-activity centre also hosts their famous Halloween event annually which sees people from across the country turn up to be spooked. There are appropriate scares for the young ones, and scarier attractions for older children and adults.

Thriving town centre

Crawley’s town centre features a leisure park with a 15-screen Cineworld cinema, as well as a bowling alley and restaurants, including Pizza Hut, McDonald’s and Harvester.

The town’s leisure centre, K2 Crawley, offers a wide range of facilities including an Olympic-sized 50m pool and leisure pool, 12m climbing wall, badminton courts, squash courts, a fully equipped gym and much more.

The town is also nearby to the Guildford Spectrum where you can take the children ice skating, swimming and bowling.

Opened in 1988, The Hawth theatre in Crawley offers one of the liveliest and most diverse programmes of arts and performance in the South East. The theatre runs 350 performances a year ranging from comedy, film, musicals and plays while playing host to artists, musicians, dancers and performers from around the world. There is something for all the family, and plenty of performances for couples to enjoy on ‘date night’ too.

Shopping

Shopaholics can enjoy more than 70 stores at County Mall Crawley Shopping Centre, with countless others just outside. With late night opening on Thursdays, and plenty of restaurants and cafes within the 450,000 square-foot mall, you need go no further for all your shopping needs.

There is also a wide variety of supermarkets in the town, including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Lidl, Aldi, Asda, Morrisons and Iceland.

Nightlife

For those who like a night out, there are plenty of pubs, bars and clubs in Crawley to keep you entertained. The go-to club in the town is Moka. Boasting a capacity of 1,200 across two unique rooms, the venue offers a variety of events and entertainment for all types of clubber.

Restaurants are in abundance in the town, ranging from Italian, Mexican, Thai and Indian to American, Chinese and cosy gastropubs. You can easily find popular chains such as Pizza Express and Giraffe, as well as fine dining options and independent restaurants.

Hotels and accommodation

Have friends and family visiting? There are plenty of hotel options including well-known chains such as Travelodge and Holiday Inn. Less than 10 miles away from Crawley is South Lodge, a five-star country house hotel in Horsham, West Sussex. The luxury hotel offers babysitting/childcare, gift shops and wedding services. You can also experience fine dining at one of the hotel’s outstanding restaurants, or enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine in one of the hotel’s lounges or on the terrace.

Healthcare

Should you ever need health treatment, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust provides a range of clinical, outpatient and day surgery services at Crawley Hospital. The hospital is conveniently located in the town centre.

Property in Crawley

Buying a property in Crawley is both a smart investment and an exciting step for you and your family. As well as being a fantastic place to live, Crawley boasts some affordable prices despite its premium location near London, Gatwick Airport and Brighton.

Get in touch today

From studio flats to country manors, there’s property in the area for everyone. To find out more, take a look at available properties on our dedicated property search page, call us on 0333 358 3095 or email sales@zoom995.co.uk. You can also check us out on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Feel free to drop into our branch on Crawley high street, we would love to introduce ourselves to you face to face. If it’s your first trip to Crawley and you want to investigate whether the town is for you, we would be more than happy to make recommendations about where to visit while you’re here!