Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Withdean (BN1 5)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Withdean (BN1 5).

Defining 'BN1 5'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BN1 5", this is also called the postcode sector. It is shown in red on the map above. You can click on the map labels to change to a neighbouring sector.

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Withdean 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 4 278, Dyke Road, Withdean, Brighton, sold for £235,000 on Jan-2024. Given the internal area of 50 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,700.

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 236 sales in Withdean (BN1 5) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Withdean (BN1 5)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Withdean

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 Withdean (BN1 5). Of the 236 transactions, half were sold for between £4,960 and £6,400 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BN1 5' is £5,670. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £6,400m2. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

Price map for Withdean

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 Withdean. 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 Withdean
House price heatmap for Withdean

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BN1 5' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BN1 4 Brighton £4,890m2 £5,830m2 £6,990m2
BN1 8 Patcham £4,620m2 £5,320m2 £6,110m2
BN1 9 Falmer £3,900m2 £4,390m2 £4,980m2
BN1 1 Brighton £3,910m2 £4,880m2 £5,430m2
BN1 3 Brighton £5,060m2 £6,040m2 £6,880m2
BN1 5 Withdean £4,960m2 £5,670m2 £6,400m2
BN1 6 Preston £4,760m2 £5,800m2 £6,640m2
BN1 7 Brighton £4,540m2 £5,150m2 £6,140m2
BN1 2 Brighton £4,710m2 £5,270m2 £5,980m2

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

Price per square metre in Withdean (BN1 5) over time
House price trends for Withdean

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Tongdean Lane, Withdean, BN1 5J 86m2 £4,116 28
Highcroft Villas, Withdean, BN1 5P 74m2 £5,188 27
Valley Drive, Withdean, BN1 5F 137m2 £5,369 24
Eldred Avenue, Withdean, BN1 5E 103m2 £5,034 23
Dyke Road, Withdean, BN1 5A 72m2 £4,240 21
Reigate Road, Withdean, BN1 5A 100m2 £5,911 21
Mill Rise, Withdean, BN1 5G 89m2 £4,600 20
Dyke Road, Withdean, BN1 5P 66m2 £4,826 17

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Raw data

Our analysis of Withdean 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
32, Tongdean Lane, Withdean, Brighton £800,000
161 4,968
Flat 4 278, Dyke Rd, Withdean, Brighton £235,000
50 4,700
168, Tivoli Crescent North, Withdean, Brighton £1,150,000
233 4,935

See the entire list of all sales in Withdean (BN1 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.