Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Rottingdean (BN2 7)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Rottingdean (BN2 7).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Rottingdean 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. 2, Rottingdean Place, Rottingdean, Brighton, sold for £575,000 on Sep-2023. Given the internal area of 104 square metres, the price per sqm is £5,528.

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. £5,700-£6,000, £6,000-£6,300, £6,300-£6,600 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 117 sales in Rottingdean (BN2 7) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Rottingdean (BN2 7)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Rottingdean

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 Rottingdean (BN2 7). Of the 117 transactions, half were sold for between £4,810 and £6,090 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £6,090m2. 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 'BN2 7' is £5,520. The table below shows how 'BN2 7' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BN2 0 Brighton £4,580m2 £5,540m2 £6,240m2
BN2 3 Brighton £4,750m2 £5,370m2 £6,050m2
BN2 1 Brighton £4,750m2 £5,510m2 £6,160m2
BN2 7 Rottingdean £4,810m2 £5,520m2 £6,090m2
BN2 9 Brighton £5,000m2 £5,600m2 £6,260m2
BN2 5 Brighton Marina Village £4,290m2 £5,000m2 £5,820m2
BN2 6 Woodingdean £4,310m2 £4,720m2 £5,410m2
BN2 8 Saltdean £4,150m2 £4,910m2 £5,760m2
BN2 4 Brighton £4,220m2 £4,820m2 £5,460m2

Will Rottingdean 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 BN2 7 (Rottingdean). 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 BN2 7 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Rottingdean (BN2 7) over time
House price trends for Rottingdean

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

Price map for Rottingdean

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 Rottingdean. 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 Rottingdean
House price heatmap for Rottingdean

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Marine Drive, Rottingdean, BN2 7G 110m2 £5,009 22
Dean Court Road, Rottingdean, BN2 7D 157m2 £4,582 19
Eley Drive, Rottingdean, BN2 7F 99m2 £4,734 17
Ainsworth Avenue, Rottingdean, BN2 7B 164m2 £5,844 13
Longhill Road, Rottingdean, BN2 7B 149m2 £4,130 12
Rottingdean Place, Rottingdean, BN2 7F 102m2 £5,183 12
Elvin Crescent, Rottingdean, BN2 7F 95m2 £4,901 12
Wanderdown Road, Rottingdean, BN2 7B 131m2 £5,007 10

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Rottingdean 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
2, Rottingdean Pl, Rottingdean, Brighton £575,000
104 5,528
4, Elvin Crescent, Rottingdean, Brighton £380,000
75 5,066
27, Park Rd, Rottingdean, Brighton £548,500
135 4,062

See the entire list of all sales in Rottingdean (BN2 7) 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.