I have lived in the council end of Hollingdean for a few years now with my children and I find the area really quite nice to live in. The [number] 50 bus services are good and Sainsbury’s and Lewes Rd are within easy walking distance as long as you don’t have to walk back up the hill again (ie. from the bottom of Horton Rd) which is a killer if you have a heavy buggy!
I used to work in the Stanmer Pub part-time which was a lovely place to work, the boss and his wife were very friendly!
There is a childrens’ play area at the top of Hollingdean and very good dog walking pathways alongside the golf course which overlooks the whole of our lovely city. It’s well worth a breath taking look…
It’s amazing to think that years ago Brighton (then Brighthelmstone I think) only consisted of a boundary of just 4 roads: North Street, East Street, West Street and Kings Road (was it called South Street?).
Anyway, I would wholly recommend Hollingdean to anyone wishing to move there from another area.