Thanks for the replies. Very helpful and informative. Need to know the positives as well as the negatives - no rose tints here. OMG Bolnore - hmm sounds lovely The reason we were looking at those areas are because there are a few decent schools around there and a couple of them have places and I'll be starting a job based at Gatwick but am also required to go to Heathrow a few times a month. Trouble is everywhere looks great on the internet with lovely pictures but of course I realise the various councils have a vested interest in promoting their areas. We moved from a town in Bucks a few years ago so not really bothered about 'villagey' just want a reasonably safe place with half decent amenities ie. doctor, at least a few shops, maybe a few clubs. Thanks for the heads up about "Property Bee". I'll look at that. Cheers for the info so far. Much appreciated
Hi all I'm new to the forum and looking for advice from anyone in the Haywards Heath or surrounding villages. We will be completely new to Sussex when we move there later this year and I've been looking at properties in HH, Newick, Barcombe, Ditchling, Chailey etc etc. Has anyone got any thoughts on whether house prices will drop in those areas or are they places where properties have kept their value? Also any areas we should completely avoid? We are currently living abroad and have been for a few years so are completely out of the loop so far as house prices go apart from what I read in the papers where opinions are very diverse. Many thanks in advance.