House prices in BH23 5 (Highcliffe)

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

Defining 'BH23 5'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BH23 5", this is also called the postcode sector. It is shown in red on the map above. There are no official names for postcode sectors so I've just labelled it Highcliffe.

You can click on the map labels to change to a neighbouring sector, or you can enter a different postcode sector (e.g. CM23 4) below.

FYI, a postcode sector is the full postcode without the last two letters.

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. 17, Glenavon Road, Highcliffe, Christchurch, sold for £565,000 on Apr-2024. Given the internal area of 90 square metres, the price per sqm is £6,277.

England & Wales have been officially metric since 1965. However house price per square foot is prefered by some estate agents and those of sufficiently advanced age ;-) They may want to convert square meters 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 293 sales in Highcliffe (BH23 5) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Highcliffe, Christchurch
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.

The spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Highcliffe (BH23 5). Of the 293 transactions, half were sold for between £3,590 and £5,480 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BH23 5' is £4,450. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £5,480 sqm. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

Price map for Highcliffe, Christchurch

Do have a look at the interactive price map I created. I find it useful and I am sure it will help you in exploring Christchurch. 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.

Property price heatmap for Highcliffe
House price heatmap for Highcliffe, Christchurch

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BH23 5' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BH23 3 Christchurch £3,860 sqm £4,640 sqm £5,520 sqm
BH23 8 Bransgore £4,000 sqm £4,750 sqm £5,540 sqm
BH23 7 Burton £3,740 sqm £4,290 sqm £4,970 sqm
BH23 1 Christchurch £3,630 sqm £4,470 sqm £5,530 sqm
BH23 6 Hurn £4,400 sqm £4,820 sqm £5,540 sqm
BH23 4 Christchurch £4,410 sqm £5,280 sqm £6,580 sqm
BH23 5 Highcliffe £3,590 sqm £4,450 sqm £5,480 sqm
BH23 2 Christchurch £3,740 sqm £4,690 sqm £5,270 sqm

Will Christchurch 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 chart below for BH23 5 (Highcliffe) compared with both the wider area BH23 and inflation (CPIH from the Office of National Statistics). The dashed trend lines in the chart show the average over time.

Historic price per square metre in Highcliffe,Christchurch
House price trends for Highcliffe

For the most recent sales activity, rather than a summarized average, it is better to see the underlying data. This is shown in the chart below, where blue dots represent individual sales, click on them to see details. If there is an obvious trend you should be able to spot it here amid the noise from outliers.

Most recent BH23 5 sales
Recent trends for Highcliffe

Data from Land Registry comes in gradually over time. I update it every month but it takes about 5 months for the majority of sales for Christchurch to be recorded. Disclaimer: I do not verify and cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data shown. Outliers exist in the data, typically these are where the EPC registry records the internal area incorrectly, sometimes although very rarely the Land Registry price paid data can be wrong. The data provided throughout this website about Christchurch 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.

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £sqm Recent sales
Montagu Road, Highcliffe, BH23 5J 80 sqm £3,669 42
Lymington Road, Highcliffe, BH23 5E 68 sqm £3,417 37
Wortley Road, Highcliffe, BH23 5D 79 sqm £3,721 34
Lymington Road, Highcliffe, BH23 5F 60 sqm £3,918 33
Lymington Road, Highcliffe, BH23 5H 51 sqm £2,835 32
Wortley Road, Highcliffe, BH23 5G 59 sqm £3,433 32
Wharncliffe Road, Highcliffe, BH23 5D 112 sqm £5,477 27
Braemar Drive, Highcliffe, BH23 5N 108 sqm £5,456 21

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New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £sqm New build sales
The Glen, Highcliffe, BH23 5F 93 sqm £4,465 18
Stuart Road, Highcliffe, BH23 5F 61 sqm £6,003 14

The Glen, Highcliffe, BH23 5F has seen 18 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £413,458). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 93 sqm, with an average price of £4,465 sqm. This £sqm average is £15 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 sqm £/sqm
17, Glenavon Rd, Highcliffe, Christchurch £565,000
90 6,277
22, Tresillian Close, Highcliffe, Christchurch £299,950
76 3,946
Flat 10 Seward Court, 380 - 396, Lymington Rd, Highcliffe, Christchurch £185,000
76 2,434

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


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