Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Parkstone (BH12 2)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Parkstone (BH12 2).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Parkstone is not much use. However, knowing average price per square metre can be quite useful. Price per sqm allows some comparison between properties of different size. We define price per square metre as the sold price divided by the internal area of a property:

£ per sqm = price ÷ internal area
E.g. 11, Buckingham Road, Parkstone, Poole, sold for £300,000 on Aug-2023. Given the internal area of 113 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,654.

England & Wales have been officially metric for many decades. However house price per square foot is sometimes prefered by those of sufficiently advanced age. They may want to convert metres on this page to square feet.

The chart below is called a histogram, it helps you see the distribution of this house price per sqm data. To make this chart we put the sales data into a series of £ per sqm 'buckets' (e.g. £3,800-£4,000, £4,000-£4,200, £4,200-£4,400 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 216 sales in Parkstone (BH12 2) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Parkstone (BH12 2)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Parkstone

You can see the spread of prices above. This is because although internal area is a key factor in determining valuation, it is not the only factor. Many factors other than size affect desirability; these factors could be condition, aspect, garden size, negotiating power of the vendor etc.

That said, the spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Parkstone (BH12 2). Of the 216 transactions, half were sold for between £3,300 and £4,400 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,400m2. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

For the average, we calculate the 'median' or middle price. The median price per square metre in 'BH12 2' is £3,820. The table below shows how 'BH12 2' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BH12 2 Parkstone £3,300m2 £3,820m2 £4,400m2
BH12 3 Parkstone £3,300m2 £3,800m2 £4,290m2
BH12 1 Branksome £3,200m2 £3,870m2 £4,670m2
BH12 4 Alderney £3,410m2 £3,800m2 £4,510m2
BH12 5 Wallisdown £3,480m2 £4,120m2 £4,630m2

Will Parkstone house prices drop in 2024?

I cannot tell the future and don't believe anyone who says they can. I can however plot price trends - I have done this in the scatter plot below for BH12 2 (Parkstone). From this one could infer a range of reasonable possible future price falls or rises. In the chart below, the red dashed line is the house price trend for BH12 2 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Parkstone (BH12 2) over time
House price trends for Parkstone

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: The data provided throughout this website about Parkstone and any other area, is not financial advice. Any information provided does not and cannot ever take in to account the particular financial situation, objectives or property needs of either you or anyone reading this information. Furthermore, I cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data shown. This information is based on sold prices and internal area data provided by Land Registry and other third parties - I do not verify the accuracy of the Parkstone data or any other data I am given.

Price map for Parkstone

I've just finished coding the map I link to below. I find it useful and I am sure it will help you in exploring Parkstone. You can zoom in all the way to individual properties and then all the way back out to see the whole country. The colours show the current estimated property values. I will explain more about the methodology and create a key next week.

Property price heatmap for Parkstone
House price heatmap for Parkstone

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Fortescue Road, Parkstone, BH12 2L 83m2 £3,955 25
Albert Road, Parkstone, BH12 2B 85m2 £3,421 24
Churchill Road, Parkstone, BH12 2L 84m2 £3,169 23
Sunnyside Road, Parkstone, BH12 2L 80m2 £3,987 22
Rossmore Road, Parkstone, BH12 2H 84m2 £3,178 22
Library Road, Parkstone, BH12 2B 88m2 £3,475 18
Churchill Road, Parkstone, BH12 2J 89m2 £3,535 17
Sunnyhill Road, Parkstone, BH12 2D 54m2 £2,583 16

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Parkstone is derived from what is essentially a big table of sold prices from Land Registry with added property size information. Below are three rows from this table to give you an idea.

Address Paid m2 £/m2
11, Buckingham Rd, Parkstone, Poole £300,000
113 2,654
8, Lyell Rd, Parkstone, Poole £292,000
69 4,231
12, Argyll Rd, Parkstone, Poole £320,000
67 4,776

See the entire list of all sales in Parkstone (BH12 2) here.


HouseMetric is a hobby, created out of a desire to see data and analysis not present on any free to use website. It is still a work in progress and I'll add more stuff in the near future.