Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Boscombe (BH5 1)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Boscombe (BH5 1).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Boscombe 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. Flat 40 Fairhaven Court, 34, Sea Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, sold for £120,000 on Sep-2023. Given the internal area of 55 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,181.

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 235 sales in Boscombe (BH5 1) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Boscombe (BH5 1)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Boscombe

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 Boscombe (BH5 1). Of the 235 transactions, half were sold for between £2,970 and £4,130 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,130m2. 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 'BH5 1' is £3,510. The table below shows how 'BH5 1' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BH5 1 Boscombe £2,970m2 £3,510m2 £4,130m2
BH5 2 Bournemouth £3,480m2 £4,070m2 £4,870m2

Will Boscombe 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 BH5 1 (Boscombe). 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 BH5 1 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Boscombe (BH5 1) over time
House price trends for Boscombe

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

Price map for Boscombe

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 Boscombe. 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 Boscombe
House price heatmap for Boscombe

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Owls Road, Boscombe, BH5 1A 59m2 £3,184 51
Boscombe Spa Road, Boscombe, BH5 1A 76m2 £3,771 47
Sea Road, Boscombe, BH5 1D 54m2 £2,713 40
Sea Road, Boscombe, BH5 1J 74m2 £2,929 37
Honeycombe Chine, Boscombe, BH5 1L 70m2 £4,912 31
Sea Road, Boscombe, BH5 1B 71m2 £3,580 26
Florence Road, Boscombe, BH5 1H 58m2 £3,076 24
Westby Road, Boscombe, BH5 1H 60m2 £3,278 24

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Boscombe 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
Flat 40 Fairhaven Court, 34, Sea Rd, Boscombe, Bournemouth £120,000
55 2,181
Flat 7 The Bays, 34, Florence Rd, Boscombe, Bournemouth £140,000
56 2,500
Flat 14 Whitewater, 47, Sea Rd, Boscombe, Bournemouth £335,000
75 4,466

See the entire list of all sales in Boscombe (BH5 1) 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.