A Sussex town has been named as one of the best places to buy a house in the UK, according to The Times.

Eastbourne was featured in a list by the publication where it named 25 locations which would be good to invest in this year.

They wrote: "The Sunday Times has identified 25 locations in the UK that are improving the most. They are all on a strong upward curve. It isn’t just large-scale regeneration schemes that can turn a place’s fortunes around.

"The list includes places with improved transport links and new shops and restaurants, as well as the impact that arts, culture and entrepreneurial energy can have."

The full list of the 25 best places to buy a house in the UK in 2024 can be found on The Times website here.

The Argus: Eastbourne is considered a promising place to invest in 2024Eastbourne is considered a promising place to invest in 2024 (Image: Archant)

Eastbourne praised by The Times

According to Rightmove, properties in Eastbourne had an overall average price of £323,711 over the last year.

It added: "The majority of sales in Eastbourne during the last year were flats, selling for an average price of £225,301. Terraced properties sold for an average of £317,277, with detached properties fetching £487,626.

"Overall, sold prices in Eastbourne over the last year were 4% down on the previous year and 4% up on the 2021 peak of £311,799."

Discussing the town, The Times wrote that it was ideal for "young families with a taste for art and sea air".

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It added: "The Turner prize exhibition at the Towner gallery, which is on until April 14, and all that hoo-ha when the winner was crowned there in December are proof that Eastbourne is ready to kick off its retirement slippers and mix it with cool-kid resorts such as Folkestone and Hove in the seaside regeneration race — think festivals and craft beer.

"A growing number of families are seeking refuge along the coast from the crippling house prices in Brighton and the wider southeast in a town where a detached four-bedder costs about £450,000.

"Even better, the South Downs National Park is on the doorstep."