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Why Chichester

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Chichester is one of the most charming and stylish cities on the South Coast, it combines all the attractions of a bustling urban centre with the rural delights of the South Downs. The district is rich in leisure, culture, heritage and open space offering an unrivalled quality of life.

Well connected, prosperous and progressive – we are a district embracing growth. Entrepreneurial and creative with an independent spirit; Chichester has everything you need to enable your business to thrive.

A rich, cultural area with over 2000 years of history nestled in an area of outstanding natural beauty

The area is perfectly placed between the high chalk uplands of the South downs and the bustling waterside of Chichester Harbour.

The towns are cultured, classy and effortlessly upmarket with the surrounding areas offering great opportunities for businesses.  A growing economy, good connections and outstanding schools, provide the area with an unrivalled work/life blend.

“From the theatre to yachting, everything comes with a touch of class in this untroubled, unshowy cathedral city”

The Sunday Times

To find out more about the area go to our page on Chichester Living 

Location and travel

Chichester offers close connections to the capital and the rest of Europe and it’s easy to connect with other areas thanks to the District’s excellent transport links.

  • London is only 95 minutes away by road and rail
  • Easy access to three international airports
    • Gatwick Airport can be reached by road and rail in under an hour
    • Heathrow is 90 minutes away by road
    • Southampton Airport is 45 minutes away by road and rail
  • Two of Britain’s largest continental ferry and freight ports are just along the coast
    • Portsmouth is only 20 minutes away
    • Southampton is just 45 minutes away
  • The main South Coast trunk road – the A27 – runs through the heart of the District


International Airports within 90 minutes