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Best to worst places to live in lewes

On 13 Feb 2018 at 12:50pm Frank wrote:
Please can I have in order the nicest to worst area to live in lewes. Thinking of moving here would like to no orders and reasons for and against your best and worst place decision.
On 13 Feb 2018 at 1:17pm Horseman7 wrote:
A Frank comes in many guises.
On 13 Feb 2018 at 1:21pm Phil wrote:
Funnily enough, it was only yesterday that I was wondering what is considered the most desirable road in Lewes.
On 13 Feb 2018 at 1:27pm F Rank ed wrote:
Don't be a total tool Frank, how "nice" a place is various depending on who you're asking. For example I might not enjoy living in a street of swingers, but the fat ugly bloke who lives opposite me quite likes it.
I also don't like living in a street of "dealers" but my 21 year old nephew loves it.
I'll give you the predicted scores:
0 to the best roads in Lewes (as the Lewes forums is far beneath them so they won't vote)
-20 for Landport (as most of the forum user seem to give this as the stock answer (even though they've never lived there)).
The facts are:
Centre of town, you cant park.
One of the council estates, better parking, bigger houses, more privacy.
Anywhere else, over priced and highly sought after.
If you choose one of the council estates go with the one that is closest to the exit you take out of Lewes, Lewes is a complete mare to get across during rush hour (and now that the flood defences and other work are starting at the Phoenix it'll only get worse).
On 13 Feb 2018 at 2:24pm Frankenchrist wrote:
Nevill. Great. Been here 20 years. Will probably be here another 20.
Landport. Great for swingers and vandals.
Malling. Great for flooding.
On 13 Feb 2018 at 2:38pm F Rank ed wrote:
And right on queue, here's the first person to offer an opinion on somewhere they've never lived.
Let's ask your neighbour and see if they think Nevill is great Frankenchrist.
On 13 Feb 2018 at 2:52pm Right on cue wrote:
The illiteratus starts the queue @ the front. Please give me strength, Frankenchrist. Kind regards
On 13 Feb 2018 at 3:00pm Woohoo wrote:
Glad to of made your day better, your life is so sad you have to take the victories where you can get them eh?
(I used "of" instead of "have" so that you can have a second victory)
On 13 Feb 2018 at 3:12pm Frankenchrist wrote:
To F Rank ed. How do YOU know where I've lived and not lived? Why do you assume I've never lived in Landport or Malling? Well you're wrong. 3 years in Pellbrook Road and another 3 in Old Malling Way. So there. Don't make assumptions so readily.
By the way. It's cue. Not queue.
On 13 Feb 2018 at 3:27pm Madame x wrote:
I really wouldn’t use this forum to do your research !!!
On 13 Feb 2018 at 3:34pm Worst place....next to . wrote:
On 13 Feb 2018 at 3:40pm F Rank ed wrote:
I assume nothing, your post said what it said: "Nevill. Great. Been here 20 years. Will probably be here another 20.", maybe you should have been a bit more specific?
If you've lived in Nevill for 20 years how is your opinion of either Malling or Landport more relevant than someone who's never lived there - if you're living there now (or in recent memory) offer an opinion, if not you do not know what it's like to live there.
From what I've heard Nevill is no better than either (certainly there's as many posts on here complaining about kids/parties/noise/neighbours/rubbish etc as there is for Landport of Malling), you definitely have rose tinted glasses on.
On 13 Feb 2018 at 3:58pm Susie wrote:
Laughton is the best place to live in Lewes.
On 13 Feb 2018 at 4:35pm Rory wrote:
The Avenue and King Henrys Drive offer reasonable sized houses.Gundreda Rd has a few but unfortunately near the local council school. Common people live above and below the older parts of the town. I'm afraid I don't remember what those areas are called.
On 13 Feb 2018 at 4:38pm Murdo wrote:
@Frankenchrist. Ha, if you've lived on Nevill for 20 years, you'll know what "keep it in the family" means.
On 13 Feb 2018 at 6:20pm Madame x wrote:
Where on earth is king henry’s Drive ????
On 13 Feb 2018 at 7:07pm Thegardener wrote:
I’d say the worst place to live in Lewes is on the pavement outside the old P.O. in a dirty sleeping bag. Poor fella.
On 13 Feb 2018 at 7:30pm Hamid Barr wrote:
Lewes is a nice place to live.
The only drawback is the large number of residents who are stuck up their own backside and think they and Lewes are superior to the rest of the UK and especially superior to Ringmer and Seaford.
Thankfully they're easy to avoid for the most part by staying away from streets with lots of big houses - most notably the ones that have the Grauniad delivered
On 13 Feb 2018 at 8:10pm Harriet wrote:
I live in one of those big expensive houses in Lewes being spoken about on this thread.
We certainly do not consider ourselves to be superior to Ringmer, as Ringmer also has a lot of big, expensive houses. My Aunt & Uncle live in one of them and they much prefer it because of the peace and quiet there, and my husband and I could not have afforded to buy the house they have bought.
I can't comment on Seaford as I've never been there.
I am a little tired of people on this forum making sweeping statements about those of us living in the more expensive areas being snobby, or thinking we're superior. It is not true. Having enough money to buy a large expensive house does not mean that one looks down on someone who lives in a smaller, less expensive house. I was brought up not to judge others based on their house, income, the way they look or speak, etc. and I teach my children the same.
Please don't display such attitudes of inverse snobbery. It is rather hypocrical.
On 13 Feb 2018 at 8:41pm @hamming bar wrote:
Everywhere is superior to Ringmer.
On 13 Feb 2018 at 9:23pm Pancake wrote:
I like mine with lemon and sugat
On 13 Feb 2018 at 9:24pm Captain Obvious wrote:
I quite like Rotten Row or Cuilfail but not enough cash sadly. Any place can have dreadful neighbours. Neville is a lovely spot but residents have extended their houses to death so very few garages now and mostly street parking. Your budget will dictate your choices. Know a few people very happy in Landport and Malling - and Ringmer as well.
On 13 Feb 2018 at 9:35pm Mrs P wrote:
I have lived in Nevill, Landport and Winterbourne. Nevill I lived in for slightly longer than the other 2 but this is because I was living with the parents here.
Landport - only issue I had was parking
Winterbourn - smashed conservatory window
Neville - stolen car and graffiti car
So, Landport has been the least damaging in terms of replacing stuff! They are all pretty much a much of a muchness though
On 13 Feb 2018 at 9:59pm Old Malling wrote:
I’ve lived in three different streets around the centre of town and in Malling. The town is handy for shops, pubs etc but mostly terraced houses and I’d personally rather be in a detached house or semi. I wouldn’t live in a listed building again because it’s was grief and I’d rather be away from the traffic and the noisy people. As a ‘place’ it’s fine. Some nice people, easy access to the downs and not far from town. I expect that people who are happy in Landport or Nevill would say the same. It all depends what you’re looking.
On 13 Feb 2018 at 10:12pm J. Arthur Rank wrote:
I love our little street. The houses are tiny and suffer from damp but we know all of our neighbours and everyone can drop off each others kids with anybody else if the need arises and everybody watches out for the more elderly residents just like in the "good old days". Parking is a bit of an issue but I wouldn't move anywhere else. I won't tell you where it is in case you wanted to move here.
On 13 Feb 2018 at 10:52pm Frankenchrist wrote:
Well F Rank ed. Short term memory loss? I will refer you to your post immediately after mine. And I quote "And right on queue, here's the first person to offer an opinion on somewhere they've never lived". That sounds very assuming to me. And, as I stated earlier, incorrect. I do visit Landport and Malling relatives regularly so I know a bit of what goes on. I will admit I made up the bit about swingers though.
Have a nice day.
On 14 Feb 2018 at 5:50am Jack wrote:
Thank goodness I live where I do. It is quiet with detached houses, decent neighbours, no street lights and no onstreet parking. It isn't in Lewes though.
On 14 Feb 2018 at 6:35am @Jack wrote:
Well thank you for literally adding nothing to the conversation...
On 14 Feb 2018 at 7:22am @@Jack wrote:
You know Jack
On 14 Feb 2018 at 8:24am @@@@jack wrote:
He's a diy man.
On 14 Feb 2018 at 8:25am @@@@jack wrote:
Which Jack are you referring to ?
On 14 Feb 2018 at 8:30am @@@@@jack wrote:
Should've been 5x@jack - which jack....... etc. D@mn this forum, posts keep jumping in front of mine.
On 14 Feb 2018 at 8:44am Jack wrote:
....be nimble,
Jack be quick....
On 14 Feb 2018 at 1:03pm Jack had a flat and got wrote:
caught jacking his car up in Gundreda road
On 15 Feb 2018 at 10:14am Pf wrote:
Wallands posh houses but poor man's houndean rise.
On 15 Feb 2018 at 9:27pm Smug wrote:
Best is Valence road. Got everything.
On 16 Feb 2018 at 12:17am You’re joking? Right? wrote:
Yep,including overlooked by everyone

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