With news of a recent article in The Independent claiming that house prices in English market towns are now £30,000 higher than in surrounding areas, based on a report by Lloyds Bank, we’ve compared the house prices from the article with the average asking prices from our own data, plus additional insights from our whole-of-market data*.

With London house prices typically being far beyond many people’s budgets at the current average asking price of just over £967K, it’s not surprising that smaller (and cheaper) towns within a commutable distance from major cities – where a large house with a garden can often be bought for a fraction of the price of a London flat – are gaining in popularity.

The three most expensive market towns according to The Independent are Beaconsfield, Henley-on-Thames and Alresford; all three located in the South East.

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