Britain’s Most Desirable Postcodes

Britains Most Expensive Postcode LocationsWhen it comes to buying a home the standard adage location, location, location is very true.

So what are the most prestigious postcodes in Britain and what makes them so desirable.

If you are just looking at house values, you will not be surprised to find that the UK’s most expensive street, or in fact the top 20, are all located in London.

If you are just looking at house values, you will not be surprised to find that the UK’s most expensive street, or in fact the top 20, are all located in London.

Kensington Palace Gardens being the most expensive postcode in the Capital city, with house prices averaging £43 million, more than 165 times more than the average house price in the UK.

Home to the super rich elite this quiet London street also boasts some of the capitals top levels of security to protect its inhabitants and neighbours at Kensington Palace.

On the assumption that most won’t be looking to purchase a home in any of these expensive postcodes and that it’s not just the cost of a property that makes the area desirable let’s look at a few other popular postcodes across the UK.

Bebington in the Wirral is the most desirable place to live in England according to a recent Royal Mail Survey. It is cited as having a certain charm, a rural lifestyle and offering a plethora of jobs and cultural highlights.

Edinburgh Central or Bellevue was praised highly for its easy access to the city centre attractions, bus routes and its super community potential.

In Northern Ireland, Lurgan and Craigavon have been deemed the most enticing places to live and work in the survey. Affordable housing being the main reason for its popularity. With fewer people working more than 50 hours and high employment, these postcodes brag low crime rates, good schools and local services within easy reach.

Clifton VillageWhilst not actually included in the survey, Clifton village in Bristol provides some strong local competition. Branded the most desirable and prestigious suburb of Bristol, Clifton has become extremely popular with those looking for fabulous homes, beautiful scenery, great shopping and restaurants whilst retaining a local community feeling.

So now that we’ve identified some of the most desirable postcodes to live across the country, what do they have in common that makes them top of home buyers wish lists?

We’ve pulled together a short list of things to consider when selecting the Postcode for your new home:

  • Prices – If you don’t have the luxury to own a property in a hot postcode try to select one in an up and coming area where you can benefit from lower prices now but with the potential for taking advantage when the area becomes more popular and prices rise.
  • Good Schools – A major factor for families when selecting an area is the availability and quality of local schools. Postcodes within the catchment of good schools will always achieve a premium and some parents go to great lengths to get the right address.
  • Local attractions and amenities – The availability and proximity to specific amenities will depend very much on your priorities. Those who travel a lot generally want good transport links, for older buyers it can be the closeness of local shops or healthcare facilities whilst for the younger buyers it could well be the local nightlife and personality of an area that drives the selection.
  • Open Spaces Nearby – The positive impact of parks and open spaces in communities is huge not only from an aesthetic perspective but also a practical one and a key requirement for many, particularly those with children.
  • Crime Rates/Safety – Everyone wants to feel safe and secure in their new home or local area so levels of crime can be an important factor. Crime statistics for local areas are easily obtainable to help make comparisons.

These are just a few things to consider when thinking about the most desirable postcodes to live in. So if you are about to embark on a move think closely about the postcode you select and do some research on the area before even starting to look at homes.

Here at Green Spinnaker, we select very carefully the postcodes and areas that we develop our properties in. Our homes not only have very high quality specifications and finishes and are environmentally friendly but are also situated in the most desirable locations. If you would like further information on any of our new developments across the UK, then please call us on 0333 358 3558 or register your interest here.