This area, East/North-east of central Brighton, has a much loved park with lake at its centre. Within the Park there is a very popular children’s playground. The cafe in the park is a happy hub for the local community, with home-made cakes too. To one side are public and club tennis courts: the Queen’s Park Lawn Tennis Club. It has a warden and a great volunteer group, who help maintain the Park as a super space for local wildlife and residents.
Property abutting Queen’s Park is always in demand and does not come cheap, as you are probably aware. So, if you can afford it and see one to rent or buy, don’t hesitate.
Further afield from the Park, the property mainly consists of late Victorian terraces, three to four bedrooms with small and medium size gardens. These are popular given the local schools. Just above the St Luke’s School area are ex-local authority houses on the Queen’s Park Estate, with larger gardens and at keener prices.
There is an excellent range of local preschools, primaries and private schools for children up to the age of 18; another reason for its popularity.
On and just over Queen’s Park Road going west, you’ll find friendly, independent pubs, serving quality ales at reasonable prices and food too. There is a Post Office and chemist too. A couple of high quality independent small grocers/delicatessens will delight you plus a famous, award-winning independent wine merchant.
The great thing about living in Queen’s Park is: you don’t need to jump in the car to get your shopping and your kids can probably walk to school…
The general ambience is nicely relaxed but central Brighton and the seafront are easily reach-able on foot, by bus or bike. In the other direction, the South Downs beyond Brighton Racecourse are under a mile away.
COMMUTERS: From Queen’s Park Road, the station is about 15-20 minutes’ walk. On a bike or taxi 5-8 minutes, and a bus, about 15 minutes.
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