Village’s million pound postcode
Popularity of Gerrards Cross helps to push average prices by 8.3%
PEOPLE living in parts of Gerrards Cross are paying an average of nearly £1m for their homes according to new statistics.
Homes in the SL9 1 postcode in the village, which includes parts of Packhorse Road, Marsham Way and Bulstrode Way, had an average selling price of £975,000 last year.
This makes the area the most expensive post code in the whole of Buckinghamshire, and shows an increase in price of 8.3 per cent from 2013, when the average house price was £900,000.
People living in the village say that the area’s ongoing popularity is because of its proximity to London, while also being in a relatively rural location.
Geoffrey Boswell, who has lived in Gerrards Cross for 27 years, said: “It’s more popular now than it ever has been. There are lots of people who want to live here. The transport links here are very good. You can easily live here and work in London because of the train services.
“Also, you can easily access the M25, M4 and Heathrow Airport.”
He added: “It’s also a very pleasant place to live. There are so many parks around here, and lots of countryside, which means that people are always very keen to live here.”
The figures, which come from Land Registry lists, show that the cheapest area in Bucks to live is Aylesbury, where one postcode has an average house price of £175,000. Gerrards Cross and the surrounding area has also proved a popular place to live with celebrities, with stars including Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and Cilla Black all having lived close to the village.
Despite all the advantages, Mr Boswell says that there are certain drawbacks to living in Gerrards Cross. He said: “The schools are very popular, and because of that, the roads get clogged up with traffic, which was not the case when I moved here.
“But that’s what happens when lots of people all want to live in the same place.”
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