House prices in Brighton and Hove: the areas where average prices increased the most in the last year despite Covid crisis.

The coronavirus pandemic caused an unprecedented economic shock in the UK, closing businesses and putting people out of work left, right and centre.

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House prices in Brighton and Hove rose by 3.2 per cent in the year to September 2020

But despite that, average house prices held up across England – even if there was a drop in sales.

It was the same picture in Brighton and Hove where prices rose by 3.2 per cent in the year to September 2020. Across the South East, prices rose by 3.4 per cent.

In Brighton and Hove, the average price of a house went from £414,777 to £428,074. Overall, 3,009 houses changed hands in Brighton and Hove between October 2019 and September 2020, a drop of 17.3 per cent from 3,637 between October 2018 and September 2019.

The biggest price hike was in Aldrington South where the average price rose to £627,601, up by 24.9% on the year to September 2019.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) also publishes house price figures by Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs) – small geographic areas containing an average of 7,200 people.

These show that 21 of the 33 MSOAs that make up Brighton and Hove saw a rise in house prices over the same period.

Here we reveal the 12 Brighton and Hove neighbourhoods which saw the strongest growth in the year to September 2020.

As well as those below in the top 12, the following areas saw growth in the average house prices: Hove Central (up 5%) Elm Grove and Bear Road (3.7%), Round Hill (3%), West Blatchington (3%), Preston Park (2.9%), Fiveways (2.8%), Hangleton South (2.4%), Aldrington (2.1%) and Bevendean and Moulsecoomb East (0.9%).

The second biggest price hike was in Withdean Woods where the average price rose to £602,383, up by 15.7% on the year to September 2019.
The third biggest price hike was in Whitehawk where the average price rose to £343,121, up by 14.3% on the year to September 2019.
The fourth biggest price hike was in Kemptown where the average price rose to £427,532, up by 10.7% on the year to September 2019.
The fifth biggest price hike was in Coldean and Moulsecoomb North where the average price rose to £345,218, up by 9.6% on the year to September 2019.
The sixth biggest price hike was in North Laine and the Lanes where the average price rose to £429,120, up by 8% on the year to September 2019.
The seventh biggest price hike was in Goldsmid West (to the west of the County Cricket Ground) where the average price rose to £397,118, up by 7.7% on the year to September 2019.
The eighth biggest price hike was in Rottingdean and Saltdean where the average price rose to £479,957, up by 7.6% on the year to September 2019.
The ninth biggest price hike was in Mile Oak where the average price rose to £319,536, up by 7% on the year to September 2019.
The 10th biggest price hike was in Goldsmid East (to the north and west of St Anns Well Gardens) where the average price rose to £431,498, up by 6.6% on the year to September 2019.
The 11th biggest price hike was in King Alfred where the average price rose to £445,596 up by 5.8% on the year to September 2019.
The 12th biggest price hike was in Hangleton North where the average price rose to £395,179 up by 5.4% on the year to September 2019.