Choose to thrive
The area around Chichester, including Midhurst and Petworth to the north and Selsey and the Witterings to the south, has a unique blend of city, coast and countryside. This area is where you can find an area of immense variety and beauty, comprised of rich downland features in the north through a plain endowed with natural resources essential to a modern country, to the variety of wetlands in the coastal and harbour areas in the south. Through this are a number of landscape features that help to create the character of many of our communities, some accessible, some remote.
For families there are some fantastic education providers in the area, Chichester District has 47 primary schools and 4 secondary schools, as well as a great selection of public schools covering a variety of ages.
Activities range from water sports like windsurfing and paddle boarding to cycling, walking and climbing.
Find out more about what the area has to offer via the area visitor organisation The Great Sussex Way
In 2020 holiday company Holidu looked at cities throughout the country and, after taking into account the average number of hours of sun, average temperature, number of parks, lakes, beaches, swimming pools and ice-cream shops, and comparing these with the density of the cities, placed Chichester in the number-one spot!