Hotspot for price growth at the seaside
Broadstairs has been named Britain’s top seaside property hotspot in 2017.
With its vintage, familyfriendly charm and close connections with author Charles Dickens, average property values in Broadstairs have surged by 10.45% in the past 12 months and overtaken better known neighbour Margate, which topped the league last year, according to research from Zoopla.
The average house in Broadstairs will now set you back £313,813.
Margate has dropped to fifth place in this year’s survey, with price rises of 6.49% in the past year. The average house price in the town was £217,988.
Meanwhile, Salcombe in Devon continues to be the priciest place for a sea view, with average property prices checking in at £635,435 – an increase of £13,156 (2.1%) in the last year. Seaside towns: Biggest growth in house prices 1. Broadstairs Up 10.45% 2. Walton, Essex Up 9.43% 3. Sidmouth, Devon Up 7.51% 4. Penzance, Cornwall
Up 6.99% 5. Margate Up6.86% 6. Falmouth, Cornwall
Up 6.49% 7. Clacton, Essex Up5.88% 8. Blyth, Northumberland
Up 5.64% 9. Newquay, Cornwall
Up 5.12% 10. Southend, Essex