Northallerton among the best
NORTHALLERTON features in a list of the best-performing towns over the past three years.
The list, compiled by the Halifax, reveals that southern towns have generally outperformed the rest of the country.
Seven of the ten towns with the highest house price growth since 2007 are in the south of England. The Wiltshire town of Westbury recorded the biggest increase in house prices, with the average house price increasing by 8.9% between 2007 and 2010. Shetland in Scotland (5.1%) and Barnstaple in Devon (4.2%) were the next best performers. In the North, Altrincham (3.3%) and Northallerton (3.0%) were among the ten best. Only 6% of all the towns surveyed saw a rise in prices.