Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Brighton (BN1 3)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Brighton (BN1 3).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Brighton 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. 3 Palace Mews, 33, Bath Street, Brighton, sold for £515,000 on Oct-2023. Given the internal area of 69 square metres, the price per sqm is £7,463.

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. £5,600-£6,000, £6,000-£6,400, £6,400-£6,800 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 246 sales in Brighton (BN1 3) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Brighton (BN1 3)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Brighton

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 Brighton (BN1 3). Of the 246 transactions, half were sold for between £5,120 and £6,850 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £6,850m2. 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 'BN1 3' is £6,060. The table below shows how 'BN1 3' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BN1 4 Brighton £4,890m2 £5,790m2 £6,990m2
BN1 8 Patcham £4,660m2 £5,380m2 £6,090m2
BN1 2 Brighton £4,700m2 £5,320m2 £6,150m2
BN1 3 Brighton £5,120m2 £6,060m2 £6,850m2
BN1 5 Withdean £5,030m2 £5,750m2 £6,520m2
BN1 9 Falmer £3,940m2 £4,390m2 £4,980m2
BN1 6 Preston £4,810m2 £5,810m2 £6,640m2
BN1 7 Brighton £4,570m2 £5,180m2 £6,230m2
BN1 1 Brighton £4,290m2 £5,070m2 £5,750m2

Will Brighton 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 BN1 3 (Brighton). 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 BN1 3 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Brighton (BN1 3) over time
House price trends for Brighton

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

Price map for Brighton

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 Brighton. 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 Brighton
House price heatmap for Brighton

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Montpelier Road, Brighton, BN1 3B 68m2 £5,054 33
Dyke Road, Brighton, BN1 3J 55m2 £4,293 31
Buckingham Road, Brighton, BN1 3R 63m2 £5,614 31
St Michaels Place, Brighton, BN1 3F 58m2 £5,701 22
Victoria Street, Brighton, BN1 3F 97m2 £8,248 19
Montpelier Terrace, Brighton, BN1 3D 74m2 £5,115 15
Denmark Terrace, Brighton, BN1 3A 66m2 £5,448 14
Upper North Street, Brighton, BN1 3F 106m2 £5,782 13

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Brighton 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
3 Palace Mews, 33, Bath St, Brighton £515,000
69 7,463
25a, Belvedere Terrace, Brighton £377,500
69 5,471
32, Victoria St, Brighton £810,000
100 8,100

See the entire list of all sales in Brighton (BN1 3) 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.