Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Eastbourne (BN21 2)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Eastbourne (BN21 2).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Eastbourne 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 6 28, Enys Road, Eastbourne, sold for £100,000 on Sep-2023. Given the internal area of 49 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,040.

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 273 sales in Eastbourne (BN21 2) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Eastbourne (BN21 2)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Eastbourne

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 Eastbourne (BN21 2). Of the 273 transactions, half were sold for between £2,980 and £4,040 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,040m2. 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 'BN21 2' is £3,520. The table below shows how 'BN21 2' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BN21 3 Eastbourne £2,300m2 £2,710m2 £3,280m2
BN21 4 Eastbourne £2,700m2 £3,160m2 £3,730m2
BN21 1 Eastbourne £2,820m2 £3,400m2 £4,000m2
BN21 2 Eastbourne £2,980m2 £3,520m2 £4,040m2

Will Eastbourne 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 BN21 2 (Eastbourne). 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 BN21 2 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Eastbourne (BN21 2) over time
House price trends for Eastbourne

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

Price map for Eastbourne

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 Eastbourne. 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 Eastbourne
House price heatmap for Eastbourne

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Arundel Road, Eastbourne, BN21 2E 71m2 £3,131 45
Carew Road, Eastbourne, BN21 2J 80m2 £2,890 41
Enys Road, Eastbourne, BN21 2D 71m2 £2,811 31
Upperton Gardens, Eastbourne, BN21 2A 74m2 £2,864 23
Hurst Road, Eastbourne, BN21 2P 105m2 £3,250 21
Mill Road, Eastbourne, BN21 2L 57m2 £3,287 18
Burton Road, Eastbourne, BN21 2R 89m2 £3,917 18
St Annes Road, Eastbourne, BN21 2H 74m2 £2,868 17

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Eastbourne 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 6 28, Enys Rd, Eastbourne £100,000
49 2,040
Hurst Mews, 1a, Hurst Lane, Eastbourne £302,500
69 4,384
Flat 1 Westhill Court, 20, Ratton Rd, Eastbourne £235,000
63 3,730

See the entire list of all sales in Eastbourne (BN21 2) 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.