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Horsham boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country with only 0.9% claiming Job Seekers Allowance compared with 2.3% nationally.

About Horsham District

You only have to spend a short time in the Horsham District to realise that it is a place of distinction and charm to enjoy at your leisure.

Covering over 200 square miles between London and the South coast the Horsham District in West Sussex has inspired poets, writers, artists and film makers alike and is now is a much sought-after place to both live and do business.

Today’s hectic lifestyles means that time for leisure is precious. Here in the Horsham District you'll find places to visit and things to see and do to suit most interests and budgets. Whether you want to get fit and active, enjoy beautiful countryside, improve your sporting skills, learn something new, relax and enjoy some great arts and entertainments, or simply have fun, you will find what you are looking for here.

The towns and villages of the District are a delight with  medieval, timber-framed buildings, ancient churches, and picturesque village greens, all set amongst an unspoilt natural landscape including Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and  the South Downs National Park on its borders.

Horsham town is the focal point of the District and happily mixes the traditional and the modern. Visitors come to enjoy the relaxing, ‘al fresco’ feel of the town, experience the superb shopping, discover a wealth of heritage, all of which is enhanced by the many award-winning features of this thriving town.

There are good road links across the District but you don’t need to drive down busy roads to reach your destination –  why not detour through the quiet country lanes, or make use of the extensive network of public footpaths, cycleways and bridleways?  Easily accessible by air (Gatwick Airport is less than 20 minutes drive from Horsham) and just 40 minutes to the coast, travel by public transport is quick and easy using the extensive bus, train and coach links. 

With educational attainment amongst the highest and unemployment and crime amongst the lowest in the country, together with a rich cultural and natural heritage and leisure facilities to rival all others, you will want to explore much of what the area has to offer.