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university and NHS are also major employers in the city.
“Those selling are typically downsizers moving away to be closer to grownup children,” says Chris Charlton of Savills. “The people buying tend to be young families moving out of Derby, Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester. After a quiet period in 2017, demand for property is on the up.”
The average house price in Ashbourne is £282,056; you can find a period cottage for around £250,000, and a townhouse is £600,000 to £700,000. There’s a huge detached four-bedroom vicarage for sale in Ashbourne through Savills for £1.195 million.
According to Yopa’s research, Ashbourne has the lowest crime rate of any location in the top 10. It also scored highly for GP ratings, as did Inverness