A neighbourhood within the town of Crawley, Three Bridges was originally a small village before eventually merging with other villages to become part of the new town of Crawley, developed after the war as part of the New Towns Act 1946.

Property here is mostly made up of terraced and semi-detached houses, flats, apartments, studios and retirement properties, with a current overall average asking price of around £245,000. This is slightly cheaper than Crawley, Pound Hill and other nearby locations.

The most commonly sold type of property in Three Bridges is flats – typically one or two-bedroom abodes. This means the area might appeal most to first-time buyers and young professionals. There are also a number of retirement properties for sale, so it may suit couples or individuals looking to downsize in their later years.

Crawley is right on the doorstep, with plenty of entertainment, leisure and culinary treats on offer, while Wakehurst Place is a calm and tranquil gem that offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

The local comprehensive school in Three Bridges is Hazelwick School, which since 1998 has also been  a Technology and Humanities College. It is home to more than 2,000 pupils, with alumni that include ex-England footballer Gareth Southgate. Three Bridges Primary School, rated “Good” by Ofsted, is located not far from the station.

Three Bridges is arguably best known for its railway station, which is an important stop on the London to Brighton line and the London to Porstmouth line. It also provides fast and reliable transport links to Gatwick.