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Horsham in general
Member Name: Togalosh
Horsham in general
Date: 02/08/00, updated on 02/08/00 (160 review reads)
Advantages: cheap for SE England, big houses, within easy reach of Brighton/London etc.
Disadvantages: Connex South Central, nil social life
Okay, I have read all the opinions on Horsham, and I agree with them all! But has anyone thought of the poor souls who have the misfortune to live there?
I am one of these poor souls, and have lived there for a year-and surprizingly enough am looking to sell my house already!
The reason we live here is I work in Surrey and my husband works in Hampshire. We couldn't afford to live in either of these two counties because the house prices are so stupid, and we had good jobs we didn't want to give up.
I suggest to anyone who is just starting out and happens to work in South-East England to consider looking for houses in Horsham.
We have a huge terraced 2 bedroom house with small garden and massive rooms, down a very quiet road. (Loads of people want to live here, so houses can get sold in less than 3 days!) We got it for £67,000 - for the same kind of place in Surrey we would be looking at £140,000. Go figure. When we were looking in Guildford all we could afford was a 1 bedroom attic flat the size of a pub toilet.
Horsham is situated in a great area - near places like Brighton and Guildford and then up to London, so you can get almost everywhere (just don't use Connex South Central). Horsham isn't the place for a social life, but then you've got Brighton which is just brilliant, or Guildford if you are desperate. Ignore Crawley which is next door unless you fancy a beating.
It is a commuter town and everyone is a bit obsessed about flowers and their gardens, but it is a good place for young couples and their first homes. You probably won't last there long but while you're saving for that perfect pad, then it is worth it. Also as everyone is so reserved and middle class, they daren't complain about noisy music or rampaging pets, they just care if your roses are blooming more than theirs!
Also lots of famous people live in the surrounding areas, so you may spot Alvin Stardust, Phil Collins, Bucks Fizz or James
Bolam et al doing a spot of shopping in Sainsburys!!