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Yorkshire Post - Property - - FRONT PAGE -

WHITBY’S con­sid­er­able charms have pushed up house prices. It is now the sec­ond most ex­pen­sive sea­side town out­side south­ern Eng­land with an av­er­age house price of £211,484.

Re­search by the Hal­i­fax re­veals that The Mum­bles in South Wales (£240,899) is the most ex­pen­sive. Grange over Sands in Cum­bria (£210,445) is num­ber three and Whitby’s neigh­bour Sand­send (£206,018) is fourth on the list.

Since 2002, house prices have more than dou­bled in half of the sea­side towns in Eng­land and Wales. Seaham, in County Durham, recorded the big­gest rise with the av­er­age house price in­creas­ing by al­most 183 per cent from £38,443 in 2002 to £108,742 in 2012.

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