Horsham second most desirable market town

JPCT 120813 Market Square, Horsham. Photo by Derek Martin ENGPPP00320131208134611

JPCT 120813 Market Square, Horsham. Photo by Derek Martin ENGPPP00320131208134611

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It’s official - Horsham is one of the best places to live in the nation.

The quaint charm of the town has attracted national recognition, courtesy of The Times’ list of the top 15 market towns in Britain.

Horsham was ranked second on the national newspaper’s prestigious list, with only Bridport in Dorset listed as a more attractive alternative.

In its summary of the town, The Times offers an insight into what makes Horsham great.

East Street’s evolution into a regional culinary hotspot has not gone unnoticed, with Horsham’s ‘flourishing gastro scene’ celebrated.

The report also notes that the town is attracting a younger crowd, with first-time buyers opting for Horsham over London, and praises its strong rail links to the capital.

It adds that a two or three-bedroom cottage costs between £350,000 and £500,000, and semi-detached town houses from £500,000 to £650,000.

There are plenty of factors that make the town special.

A unique blend of history and the modern day contrasts the cobbles of the Carfax to industry growth that has seen the likes of Creative Assembly rise into world class employers.

The town centre is at its bustling best when the market comes to town, adding to the warm sense of community - as do the many independent retailers.

Excellent local schools and first rate leisure facilities make Horsham superb for children as well as the older generations.