Burgess Hill is an area in Mid-Sussex, in the County of West Sussex. It is situated 39 miles south of London, and about fifteen miles north of the city of Brighton and Hove. Burgess Hill has a population of approximately thirty thousand people. It is served by a station (Burgess Hill) which is on the main Brighton to London line. There are also other stations in nearby towns and villages - Haywards Heath, Balcome and Wivelsfield. It is also easily accessible from the A27.
Burgess Hill is a commuter town because of it's good transport links. As such, house prices are very highly inflated. Burgess Hill has several schools both primary and secondary, and also newer academies. Many children from Burgess Hill travel to the nearby Haywards Heath for school.
The housing in Burgess hill is mixed, but mostly relatively modern houses. There are a lot of new build estates in Burgess Hill, which means that it is starting to merge with nearby towns. In fact, it's quite hard to tell where one town ends and another begins. In my opinion, these estates are not nice. They are, on the whole, characterless and homogenous, and the homes are tiny and not particularly well built. Because of the demand for housing in the area, this doesn't deter people from buying them.
In terms of amenities, the town has a small shopping district with some shops including a Wilkinsons and McDonalds. However this area is not particularly inspiring and most people travel to Brighton for their shopping. There is a good leisure centre in Burgess Hill called the triangle.