Five Reasons to Love Poets’ Corner

Posted by: Lucy Dawe | Post date: 10.01.18

Some people overlook Poets’ Corner when looking at places to live in Brighton.  This is a mistake.  It has had a reputation in the past for not being a great place but that is not in the slightest bit true anymore.  Poets’ Corner is in many ways a far more convenient place to live than the more popular parts of Brighton, it offers some excellent properties at slightly more affordable prices and has a thriving community which is sadly lacking from other parts of the city.  Here’s a few things to love about Poets’ Corner:

  1. Buildings

Yeah, so Poets’ Corner doesn’t have those distinctively Brighton tall white Regency era buildings but it does have some very nice spacious Victorian houses and more modern buildings which often offer more space for less money.  They also have nifty little gardens that you won’t find attached to city centre residences.  Imagine this, they actually have grass, real grass, in a normal shaped garden rather than those little stony courtyards you find further into town.  Both flats and full houses are available so it’s an ideal location for young families, first time buyers and anyone really.

  1. Space

Another problem with those fashionable areas of town with people packed in like battery hens is the lack of space for both people and vehicles.  Here’s a revelation, not only does Poets’ Corner have parks for children to play in, you can actually park a car there without driving around for ages looking for a space half a mile away from your flat.  The buildings being quite low also means properties and gardens have more light.

  1. Shops and Pubs

One of the reservations people have about this area is that it seems quite quiet as you walk around.  For some this will be a massive bonus, especially if they’ve lived in the centre of town which can be very noisy with cars during the day and drunk people at night.  Also, Poets’ Corner starts at Portland Road at the south end which has a multitude of shops, loads of quirky cafes and some nice newly spruced up pubs.

  1. Transport

As stated above, you can park a car in Poets’ Corner which really sets it apart from other parts of the city.  Plus, it’s a very handy straight run up Sackville Road, past the greyhound track and up to the Devil’s Dyke roundabout for easy access to the A27 and A23 main roads heading north, east and west (not south, obviously, because that would just take you into the sea).  The area also has a very useful little train station called Aldrington Halt and is walking distance away from Hove Station.

  1. Community

Probably the best thing about Poets’ Corner, though, is the sense of community you don’t get with other areas in the city.  Local community groups helped to rejuvenate the area by having the park made into a much nicer space for children and people looking for a quiet place to relax as well as transforming a derelict building into a community resource with a kiosk, café, toilets, meeting room and computer suite.  The residents’ group also organise an annual street festival to bring everyone together.

Being situated on Portland Road means we often have properties in Poets’ Corner available to buy or rent and, being so local, we are experts on how to market these properties so if you have one to sell or rent out, please feel free to give us a call on 01273 917791 to talk about it.