Nestled into the South Downs, Findon offers an opportunity to 'get away from it all' without becoming too remote with its semi rural setting. It has a long history and was mentioned in the Doomsday book as Findune, being populated by 58 inhabitants. After centuries as a farming and horse racing community it expanded in the mid-twentieth century, catering for workers in neighbouring towns. It has a good selection of pubs and restaurants.
People and property
Findon contains a significant proportion of larger homes with 60% of all property being detached and a further 24% being semi detached. It has a considerable number of older properties which are supplemented by newer developments from 1950's and 60's. It also has a significant number of bungalows making it popular with retirees as evidenced by the fact that 31% of residents are over 65 years old. The original village properties date back to the 17th and 18th centuries and remain well maintained and preserved. Today, 90% of housing stock consists of houses and 10% of flats. Home ownership is high at 87% of all property.
Key property data includes:
- 87% of residents own their home and 13% rent.
- The average selling price over the last 12 months was £374,000
- 60% of homes are detached and a further 24% are semi detached.
- 91% of sales over the last 12 months were of houses and 9% were flats. Of house sales, 64% were detached.
- Average selling price of flats was £175,000 and for houses £405,000
- The total value of property sold in the last 12 months was £42m
- Average rents achieved are approx £1,068.
- The most predominant industry of employment is Public admin, education & health which comprises 30.4% of the working age population. During the working day, the population decreases by 18.7%..
- Approximately 76% of the working population drive to work. Approximately 10% of the population work from home.
- 62% of homes are located within a 200 meter walk of a bus stop or railway station.
Findon is located on the A24 and with further easy access to the A23, is ideal for commuters. It is served by a regular bus service into Worthing town centre which is only 4 miles away. Brighton is a 15 mile drive. The village does not have it's own railway station, however Worthing stations are only a short distance. Approximately 62% of homes are within 200 walking meters of a bus stop.
Vale School, Windlesham House School
Did you know?
- The annual Findon Sheep Fair is held every September. The fair dates back to 1261.
- The nearby Iron Age hill fort of Cissbury Ring is one of Britain's largest.
- The Romans are known to have had dwellings near what is now Findon cricket pitch and also on Cissbury Ring itself.
Things to do
Take a walk on the South Downs up to Cissbury Ring for amazing views on a clear day. Enjoy lunch at one of the local pubs.