Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Highcliffe (BH23 5)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Highcliffe (BH23 5).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Highcliffe 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. 30, Amberwood Drive, Highcliffe, Christchurch, sold for £579,500 on Oct-2023. Given the internal area of 111 square metres, the price per sqm is £5,220.

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. £4,700-£5,000, £5,000-£5,300, £5,300-£5,600 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 298 sales in Highcliffe (BH23 5) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Highcliffe (BH23 5)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Highcliffe

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 Highcliffe (BH23 5). Of the 298 transactions, half were sold for between £3,680 and £5,500 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £5,500m2. 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 'BH23 5' is £4,390. The table below shows how 'BH23 5' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BH23 7 Burton £3,810m2 £4,280m2 £4,930m2
BH23 3 Purewell £3,890m2 £4,640m2 £5,520m2
BH23 8 Bransgore £3,930m2 £4,680m2 £5,480m2
BH23 2 Christchurch £3,880m2 £4,600m2 £5,260m2
BH23 1 Christchurch £3,540m2 £4,260m2 £5,250m2
BH23 6 Hurn £3,980m2 £4,120m2 £4,820m2
BH23 4 Highcliffe £4,370m2 £5,270m2 £6,470m2
BH23 5 Highcliffe £3,680m2 £4,390m2 £5,500m2

Will Highcliffe 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 BH23 5 (Highcliffe). 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 BH23 5 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Highcliffe (BH23 5) over time
House price trends for Highcliffe

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

Disclaimer: The data provided throughout this website about Highcliffe 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 Highcliffe data or any other data I am given.

Price map for Highcliffe

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 Highcliffe. 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 Highcliffe
House price heatmap for Highcliffe

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Lymington Road, Highcliffe, BH23 5E 68m2 £3,403 37
Montagu Road, Highcliffe, BH23 5J 80m2 £3,699 37
Lymington Road, Highcliffe, BH23 5F 60m2 £3,868 36
Wortley Road, Highcliffe, BH23 5G 59m2 £3,408 33
Lymington Road, Highcliffe, BH23 5H 51m2 £2,816 30
Wortley Road, Highcliffe, BH23 5D 79m2 £3,767 30
Wharncliffe Road, Highcliffe, BH23 5D 113m2 £5,463 22
Braemar Drive, Highcliffe, BH23 5N 108m2 £5,434 20

Search for your street here.

New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 New build sales
Stuart Road, Highcliffe, BH23 5F 61m2 £6,003 14
The Glen, Highcliffe, BH23 5F 94m2 £4,376 17

Stuart Road, Highcliffe, BH23 5F has seen 14 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £371,361). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 61 m2, with an average price of £6,003 m2. This £sqm average is £1613 above the average for BH23 5. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium so this is normal.

Raw data

Our analysis of Highcliffe 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
30, Amberwood Drive, Highcliffe, Christchurch £579,500
111 5,220
11, Braemar Drive, Highcliffe, Christchurch £895,000
163 5,490
Flat 22 Seward Court, 380 - 396, Lymington Rd, Highcliffe, Christchurch £125,000
48 2,604

See the entire list of all sales in Highcliffe (BH23 5) 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.