Why we love Lancing! 5 reasons why you should too!
Long standing as one of the largest villages in Britain, Lancing is a large coastal village and civil parish in the Adur district of West Sussex, England, on the western edge of the Adur Valley. With ten miles of sandy beach and a shingle, most residents, and tourists alike, enjoy the sun and sea, especially with this year’s recent heatwave.
So why do we love Lancing so much, and why should you?
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Location, location, location
Nestled between the seafront and South Downs National Park, with only 2 miles between them. It’s a coastal village with a lot to offer. The natural boundary created by Shoreham Airport and the village’s boundary with Sompting to the west has historically been along Boundstone Lane, named after the boundstone or boundary stone that marked the boundary, gives Lancing its own life and quaint British coastal culture. From breath-taking views above Lancing Ring (109 metres above sea level) to sun, sea, and everything in between, it’s no wonder why Lancing’s location is important part of the Sussex coastline.
Fun fact | Lancing is twinned to Żywiec, Poland and France Riom, France.
Lancing runs on along the main South coast rail. There is a great transport network within Lancing and the journey to Worthing is only 6 minutes, whilst major city, Brighton, is around 20 minutes. Both direct. Whilst London and its connections takes just over an hour. Holidays goers will be happy to know that Gatwick and Heathrow are not too far away, with Gatwick situated 24 miles away and Heathrow around 44 miles away.
House price index
According to Rightmove, properties in Lancing had an overall average price of £349,533 over the last year.
Most sales in Lancing during the last year were semi-detached properties, selling for an average price of £372,456. Detached properties sold for an average of £477,831, with terraced properties fetching £325,686.
Overall, sold prices in Lancing over the last year were 8% up on the previous year and 20% up on the 2017 peak of £292,412.
Mel Daddow, Lancing Manager, says:
“We offer good range of properties. Predominately we deal with semi-detached and detached bungalows. But there are also a range of terraced and semi-detached first-time buyer houses and a range of beautiful seafront apartments on the Brighton Road. There are even some 18th Century properties – usually around North Lancing or on the waterfront.”
The area has been sought after for many years by retirees due to the proximity to the beach and calm living. It’s good for families too with a good choice of schools including primary/middle schools and an academy for secondary level children.
Driving along the A27 between Shoreham and Lancing, you’ll notice the large Gothic chapel looming over River Adur. This is Lancing College or Lancing’s ‘very own Hogwarts’. The 19th Century chapel is the largest school chapel in the world, contructed in 1868, with the largest stained-glass rose window in England (window completed in 1977). It has even had some claim to fame as The Old Boys (2018) film’s backdrop.
Fun fact | It was even considered for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series, so the statement has some truth to it.
Alongside this, it is also the home for Brighton and Hove FC’s training facility. Opened in 2014, the Lancing training centre cost a whopping £20 million, and currently has category one status.
The future is bright
With further developments happening across the Southcoast, these commuter towns and villages are starting to become the place many calls home.
The future is also bright for Lancing with up and coming with redevelopments throughout Lancing and Sompting – there will be several housing projects – some already underway.
There are plans to create a new doctors’ surgery and school.
You can see that Lancing is becoming a more and more desirable place to live.