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And the Best Place to Live in Sussex is….

There could be only one winner and this unique, eclectic and vibrant seaside location has deservedly scooped the crown.

The hanging baskets were primped, the shop windows polished and it was a tooth-and-nail contest among Sussex’s finest towns and villages. But your votes in the inaugural Muddy ‘Best Places to Live’ competition have now been counted and…*drumroll*…. we’re delighted to announce that the worthy winner is:


The unique and vibrant city by the sea, nestled in the bosom of the glorious, rolling South Downs, has it all. A buzzing foodie scene, indie shops galore, quirky architecture busting with personality, a fascinating history, superb schools and a world-renowned forward-thinking, inclusive culture, and a great deal more besides, make Brighton a truly fabulous place to live.

Read our full Best Places to Live guide to Brighton to get a 360 on what makes it so special.

The full results were:

  1. Brighton
  2. Steyning
  3. Chichester
  4. Worthing
  5. Cuckfield
  6. Midhurst
  7. Wadhurst
  8. Ditchling

Fancy a peek over the border at the best places to live in Surrey, Kent or Hampshire or maybe plot the location for your next break or holiday home? Check out the full list of winners across 25 counties.

Don’t agree with the verdict? Let us know in the comments below if you have a gem we’ve missed out and we’ll hotfoot it down there to see if can make the cut for next time.

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