County’s mil­lion­aire rows streets ahead

Most ex­pen­sive road has an av­er­age price of £2.2m

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Jo-Anne Rowney jo-anne.rowney@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

THERE were 29 roads in Buck­ing­hamshire with an av­er­age house price of more than £1m last year.

The most ex­pen­sive road was St Michael’s Green, in Bea­cons­field, av­er­ag­ing £2.23m.

The most ex­pen­sive road in 2013 was Camp Road, Ger­rards Cross, at £3.42m, while the least ex­pen­sive was Turn­ers Place, in High Wy­combe, at £93,000.

The least ex­pen­sive road in the Buck­ing­hamshire area in 2014 was Town Bridge Court, in Che­sham, where prices av­er­aged £125,000.

Fig­ures are based on data from the Land Reg­istry, which lists the price paid for ev­ery prop­erty bought at mar­ket value by non-com­mer­cial buy­ers, so auc­tion sales and prop­erty brought through com­pa­nies is ex­cluded.

Av­er­ages for each road are based on the mean of all sale prices in 2014.

The news came the same week as Great Mis­senden was listed as one of the best places to raise a fam­ily.

The list, com­piled by the Daily Tele­graph, puts the vil­lage as the fourth best place to bring up chil­dren in the coun­try.

It lists the Roald Dahl Mu­seum, as well as an ‘ex­cel­lent li­brary,’ where Dahl imag­ined Matilda vis­it­ing while her mother played bingo, as two of the pos­i­tive things about it.

It added that it ap­pealed due to be­ing tucked away, but within com­mut­ing range of Lon­don, call­ing it ‘a gem of a town’.

Chel­tenham, in Glouces­ter­shire, came top, fol­lowed by North Nor­folk and Stam­ford, in Lin­colnshire.

Nick Pounce, head of Sav­ills Amer­sham sales, said: “Once dis­cov­ered, Great Mis­senden is a hid­den gem just be­yond ‘Metroland’, yet still con­ve­nient for Chiltern Line ac­cess into Lon­don Maryle­bone in about 40 min­utes.

“Popular with fam­i­lies seek­ing a more ru­ral en­vi­ron­ment, the pic­turesque high street has a col­lec­tion of pubs, restau­rants and bou­tique shops, as well as the Roald Dahl Mu­seum and Story Cen­tre.

“The sur­round­ing Chiltern Hills, deemed an ‘area of out­stand­ing nat­u­ral beauty’, pro­vides many miles of lovely coun­try walks and bri­dle­ways.”

Do you agree? Where is the best place to live in Bucks? Email trin­i­tysouth. co.uk or tweet @get_bucks.

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