Wondering what life might be like in the West Sussex city of Chichester?


Picture this: rolling hills of quintessential English countryside to stretches of British beaches and local shopping, culture and schooling in between.

What else didn’t you know about Chichester? Keep reading to get the low-down.



Fit for a Roman

It’s a well-known fact that Chichester is a cathedral city, but its Roman past is perhaps less familiar.

With so many historical places to visit in Chichester, residents can find Roman baths, a city wall, an amphitheatre, which is now a park, and the old Roman road, State Street, linking Chichester with London.



The harbour

Designated as an Area of Natural Beauty and a Special Protection Area for Birdlife, Chichester Harbour is a favourite amongst locals and visitors, dubbed as one of the most popular areas to enjoy time in West Sussex.

If you’re living in Chichester, why not walk around Thorney Island and people (and bird!) watch on the harbour. Or take a walk around one of the many harbourside villages.



The great outdoors

City life in Chichester with the best of British countryside only a small while away. Perfect.

A short drive away is the South Downs National Park where walkers, ramblers and runners can enjoy a day out in Chichester and soak up the great British outdoors in one of England’s most treasured parks.


Green space in city limits

Prefer to amble in the city instead?

Find a peaceful oasis almost hidden away in the centre of Chichester for you to relax in. Dating back to 1147-1148, feel at ease amongst the water features, seating and pergola walk, plus a wildlife friendly garden space in Bishop’s Palace Gardens that make this the perfect place in Chichester to unwind.



Vitamin sea

Yes, you can live the city lifestyle whilst in reach of the beach in England.

Take your pick of nearby coastal spots to go walking, swimming, and fish-and-chipping. West Wittering is one of the best things to do in Chichester and is located less than 10 miles away, meaning you’ll always have access to some of the most spectacular sea views.



Partial to the finer things?

One of the top things to do in Chichester is the Goodwood Estate. Located only two miles away, this estate is perfect if you want to relax at the health club, get some excitement at the racecourse or treat yourself to a day out at a Glorious Goodwood event.

Or skip straight to the fun. Pay a visit to Tinwood Estates and taste some of England’s finest sparkling wine, grown in the heart of Sussex.



Shopping, brunch and lunch

There’s something for shoppers and coffee drinkers in Chichester too.

If independent high-street shops complete your ideal picture of home, then you’ll love shops like Winter’s Moon, Bunch and Montezuma’s chocolates. If you need to get to one of your favourite high-street brands, you’re likely to find that too.

Make sure to plan in time for everyone’s favourite part of the day…food! The Barn Little London is one café that makes food using locally source produce as much as possible. The list goes on…



Cultural hotspot

Chichester also has a lot to offer for lovers of the arts and those interested in more of a day, or night out.

If you’re looking for nice days out in Chichester, classics such as A View From The Bridge and workshops on all things theatre are aplenty at Chichester Festival Theatre. And Pallant House Gallery offers visitors a chance to peak at permanent and temporary collections that include paintings of the Sussex Landscape and more.


First class schools

Families will be glad to know that there is an excellent selection of top schools in Chichester as well as colleges, and even a university.

Portfield Primary Academy and March C of E Primary School lie within a mile of the development, meaning you can walk the kids to and from school. Additional local schools include Chichester High School.  

Private education in Chichester can also be found at Westbourne House School and further education can be pursued at Chichester College, or the University of Chichester.


Dream home

Wondering if there’s somewhere for you in Chichester?

With new build houses for sale, Shopwyke Lakes is located a mile away from the city centre and within reach of all your new favourite things about Chichester and West Sussex. You can take a look at a range of 2- 5 bedroom homes for sale that will suit all - upsizers, downsizers or rightsizers.

Not only that but located just over 10 miles away, we have one of our newest developments Rosebrook, based in the semi-rural setting of Hambrook in Chichester. With an exclusive array of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for sale as well as 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes available, we have something for everyone at Rosebrook.


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