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Lifestyle

East Sussex is a fantastic place to live. Ancient fishing ports, rugged coastline, expansive beaches and rolling green hills set the scene.

The people of East Sussex enjoy the countryside but over 75% of the population lives in vibrant urban areas; the peace of the countryside or the buzz of a town café is never far away.

You get more for less in East Sussex. Living costs are low relative to the rest of the South East and the combination of these low overheads and the superb quality of life strongly appeals to people as well as companies seeking to relocate.

Throughout the county schools offer a wide choice of educational options, from primary schools located in small villages to well-equipped state schools and private colleges. Working parents can also take advantage of a large number of registered pre-school playgroups and nursery facilities.

For those seeking active pursuits, East Sussex never stops moving. The South Downs National Park and the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are alive with paragliders, trail runners and cyclists, as well as those just wanting to take a gentle walk. The Cuckoo Trail, a disused railway line, is visited by 25,000 annually, who run, walk and cycle the 11 mile route through the countryside. For those who prefer more nautical past times, the Sovereign Harbour marina at Eastbourne is never still, with over 3,000 visiting yachts each year.