West Sussex is one half of the historic county of Sussex, with its neighbour East Sussex comprising the rest, which stands on the southern coastline of the UK. Sussex, as a whole, was formally a medieval kingdom originally belonging to the Saxons - the Kingdom of the South Saxons - which is where the county took its name.
Today, West Sussex represents a calmer approach to life with many delightful villages and towns allowing for a slower pace while still giving residents ample amounts of things to see and do. Historic market towns dominate the county, bringing both charm and class while also providing all the essential amenities you would expect from modern towns.
The natural beauty of West Sussex is one of its main standout features, whether that's the gorgeous green fields and gardens at its heart or the swathes of seaside you can enjoy at the coast. This varied landscape is a fantastic asset for anyone who lives locally, with lots of outdoor options to take advantage of what one of the greenest counties in the UK has to offer.
Suiting those after a more lowkey lifestyle, West Sussex has plenty of bustling towns which make for brilliant places to live. Horsham brings the best mix of country town and commuter hotspot while retaining its historical roots, creating a truly great place to find your ideal property. Horsham Museum gives you a comprehensive breakdown of the town's history which can also be seen in the many Georgian and Victorian-era buildings which line its streets.
Comfortably nestled between the sea and the sunny hills, Worthing is an ever-evolving town, which shifts to meet the needs of its residents, whether that's the families who live there or the independent businesses which operate in the area, and suits anyone interested in getting the most out of the landscape around them. Bognor Regis is another great area to live within West Sussex, bringing the best of traditional seaside towns and synthesising it with the benefits of good commuter links and diverse property types with ocean views.
One of West Sussex's best assets is its coastline, giving anyone who lives within the county the perfect opportunity to pop down to the beach for the day and take in the sights of the seaside. Whether it's West Wittering Beach for some water sports or paying a visit to Worthing or Bognor Regis for a walk along the waterfront, taking in the charm that the coast offers is easy.
There's a wealth of idyllic estates, parks and countryside to explore in West Sussex, with both South Down National Park and Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty being two of the biggest and best outdoor areas in West Sussex's crown. Arundel Castle is the shining jewel in West Sussex's crown, showcasing some amazing architecture and history as the now-restored home of the Dukes of Norfolk, with Wakehurst Estate and Petworth House being two other gorgeous structures of note.
When considering what property to buy in West Sussex, Berkeley Group have several different developments which span practically all the lifestyle options you could ask for. From 1 and 2 bedroom homes in Horsham with The Paperyard development to 2, 3 and 4 bedroom townhouses in North Bersted with our Bersted Park development. All of our developments, whether they're houses, townhouses or apartments, are designed to the highest specifications possible to complement your plans for the perfect home.