Our Town Centre Office is right next to the car park, so visiting us is really easy and quick. Our team of negotiators are ready to show your properties or go through the steps necessary to put your property on the market. Pop in, we’d love to see you.
As one of the longest running estate agents in the centre of Worthing we are sure that our extensive local knowledge and depth of experience is exactly what you need to make sure that your property transaction goes as smoothly as possible.
Peter continued to chase up our buyers and the agents dealing with their sale to bring our sale to a successful completion.
Rebecca went out of her way to answer all our queries promptly and efficiently and helped to facilitate the sale smoothly.
Jacobs Steel Estate Agents in Worthing
Worthing is the largest town in West Sussex with a population of approximately 100,000. There is evidence to show that Worthing had settlement in the Bronze Age, and the surrounding areas were very important in the flint mining industry. There are artefacts from the Iron Age on display in the Worthing Museum along with Roman coins and pottery, suggesting Roman occupation.
Worthing is famous for its beach which was only used by local farming and fishing communities until the 1700’s, after which the medical profession started promoting that seawater cured all illnesses. After Princess Amelia, George III’s daughter, visited in the late 18th century, Worthing became a popular and trendy destination with the wealthy and by the early 1800’s there were hotels, boarding houses and residences. Worthing Pier was the 13th pier to be built in the UK and this was opened in 1862.
Worthing has connections with arts and currently has three cinemas: The Dome, which was built in 1910, is one of the UK’s oldest operational theatres, The Assembly Hall is home to Worthing Symphony Orchestra & The Ritz which is attached to The Connaught Theatre. Whilst staying in Worthing in the summer of 1894, Oscar Wilde wrote “The Importance Of Being Earnest” and it is rumoured that Jane Austen’s unfinished novel “Sandition” was heavily based on her time spent in Worthing.
There are 213 listed buildings in the borough of Worthing such as Park Crescent, Beach House & Worthing Pier. Locally made yellow brick and flint are common in the structure of local properties and an unusual ‘boat porch’ which, as suggested, looks like an upturned boat, are unique to Worthing and situated in Warwick Place and Albert Place.
Open spaces include Steyne Gardens, Homefield Park, Victoria Park and Liverpool Gardens.
With accessible transport links, Worthing is proving to be popular with commuters with fast trains to London and Brighton, bus routes easily accessible down the south coast and Gatwick airport approximately 28 miles away. Worthing has recently been classed as the ’10th most expensive place to live in the UK’ according to The Guardian, with other towns such as Oxford, Cambridge and Brighton gracing the list.
With constant refurbishments to the town, you can see why it is becoming such a popular location. There is a proposed £150 million redevelopment programme for Teville Gate, situated next to Worthing train station, and an influx of modern and luxurious apartment developments have been built along Worthing seafront. With new shops and bars having opened within the last couple of years, a new lease of life is being brought upon Worthing and appealing to more buyers from outside of the area as a result of this.
Worthing has 22 primary schools and 5 secondary schools; the closest to Worthing town centre being Cheswood Junior, Heene C of E Primary and Lyndhurst Infants. The local secondary schools are Davisons C of E for girls, St Andrews High for boys and Worthing High School. Broadwater Manor and Our Lady of Sion are local independent schools, and Worthing College is situated to the north of Broadwater offering further education. Northbrook College, and affiliate of Brighton University, has two sites locally – one in Goring and one in Broadwater.
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