Situated just a few miles from the town centre and the beach, with good value housing options, Durrington is a location that is attractive to families and first time buyers. Also, being situated near the A27 road and with its own railway station, it represents a good option for people willing to commute.
People and property
Durrington was first recorded in 934 as a Saxon estate. However, notwithstanding its long history, it was largely developed between the 1950's to 1970's to meet the high demand for family housing in the local area. With 87% of the property stock consisting of houses, it is a popular and affordable area for families as reflected by the fact that 35% of households have children. The affordability of Durrington also makes it a good location for first time younger buyers who are also attracted by great sporting and recreational facilities in Worthing Leisure Centre and a David Lloyd gym.
Key property data includes:
- 75% of residents own their home and 25% rent.
- The average selling price over the last 12 months was £284,000
- 90% of sales over the last 12 months were of houses and 10% were flats.
- The total value of property sold in the last 12 months was £55m
- Average rents achieved are approx £993.
- Almost 90% of the properties are served with ultra fast broadband (over 300 mbps) compared with regional average of 53%.
- The predominant age group is 45-64 which represents 27% of the population. 35% of households have families with children.
- The most predominant industry of employment is Public admin, education & health which comprises 29.2% of the working age population. During the working day, the population decreases by 23.7%
- Approximately 73% of the working population drive to work.
- 81% of homes are located within a 200 meter walk of a bus stop or railway station.
The area has a well connected transport infrastructure, particularly for those who choose to commute by car as there is easy access to the A27. Indeed, 73% of the local population drive to work. The area is served by it's own train station which has direct and connecting trains to Brighton, London, Gatwick Airport, Portsmouth and Chichester. Approximately 81% of homes are within 200 walking meters of either a bus stop or railway station.
Durrington High School, Hawthorns Primary School, Palatine School, Northbrook Metropolitan College
Did you know?
- The Domesday survey recorded that Durrington had "a church, eight acres of meadow and a wood of ten hogs"
- Durrington was also the location of the first civil partnership formed under the Civil Partnership Act 2004, taking place on 5 December 2005 at St Barnabas' Hospice.
- Every summer for the last 30 years, the community hosts the Durrington Festival at Pond Lane Recreation Park.
Things to do
Take a morning walk up to the iron age hill fort of Cissbury Ring on the South downs or visit High Salvington Windmill.