The East Sussex resort of Brighton is around 55 miles south of London. There's a good rail link to London Victoria and London Bridge stations, with journey times on the fastest train, the Gatwick Express, of just 30 minutes (other services take around 50 minutes).
Around 156,000 live in the city. Brighton has a reputation as a lively and cosmopolitan place, and is home to many creative and media types. There is also a sizeable student population (Brighton has two universities), so if you're looking to get into the buy-to-let market, there are plenty of opportunities.
Brighton offers a varied mix of accommodation, with plenty of Victorian terraced housing in the city centre. You'll find larger, Regency townhouses in the Seven Dials conservation area to the west of the city centre and to the south, in the Clifton district. The most exclusive and expensive homes are around Withdean Road and Montpelier Villas.
If you're looking for a small, stone-built cottage, try the North Laine district, right in the city centre. Kemp Town, to the east of the city centre, is the heart of Brighton's gay community and also an area rich in flats and apartments.
Hanover is the place to search out small-to-medium sized Victorian terraced homes. And for larger, semi-detached and detached family homes, try the area around Queen's Park. Further out, and to the north of the city centre, is leafy and suburban Preston Park, with its substantial family homes.