House prices in BS8 3 (Clifton)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in 'BS8 3' (Clifton) - statistics were last calculated on 31 July 2024.

Defining 'BS8 3'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "BS8 3", this is also called the postcode sector. It is shown in red on the map above. There are no official names for postcode sectors so I've just labelled it Clifton.

You can click on the map labels to change to a neighbouring sector, or you can enter a different postcode sector (e.g. CM23 4) below.

FYI, a postcode sector is the full postcode without the last two letters.

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Clifton 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 Pembroke Gate, Pembroke Road, Clifton, sold for £625,000 on Jun-2024. Given the internal area of 95 square metres, the price per sqm is £6,578.

England & Wales have been officially metric since 1965. However house price per square foot is prefered by some estate agents and those of sufficiently advanced age ;-) They may want to convert square meters 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 113 sales in Clifton (BS8 3) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Clifton
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Clifton

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 Clifton (BS8 3). Of the 113 transactions, half were sold for between £4,910 and £6,620 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'BS8 3' is £5,710. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £6,620 sqm. For anything to be valued more than this means it has to be more desireable than the clear majority of homes.

Price map for Clifton

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 Clifton. 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.

House price heatmap for Clifton

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'BS8 3' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
BS8 2 Clifton £4,670 sqm £5,430 sqm £6,090 sqm
BS8 4 Bristol £4,610 sqm £5,400 sqm £6,270 sqm
BS8 1 Clifton £4,170 sqm £4,960 sqm £5,700 sqm
BS8 3 Clifton £4,910 sqm £5,710 sqm £6,620 sqm

Will Clifton 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 chart below for BS8 3 (Clifton) compared with both the wider area BS8 and inflation (CPIH from the Office of National Statistics). The dashed trend lines in the chart show the average over time.

Historic price per square metre in Clifton,Clifton
House price trends for Clifton

For the most recent sales activity, rather than a summarized average, it is better to see the underlying data. This is shown in the chart below, where blue dots represent individual sales, click on them to see details. If there is an obvious trend you should be able to spot it here amid the noise from outliers.

Most recent BS8 3 sales
Recent trends for Clifton

Data from Land Registry comes in gradually over time. I update it every month but it takes about 5 months for the majority of sales for Clifton to be recorded. Disclaimer: I do not verify and cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data shown. Outliers exist in the data, typically these are where the EPC registry records the internal area incorrectly, sometimes although very rarely the Land Registry price paid data can be wrong. The data provided throughout this website about Clifton 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.

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £sqm Recent sales
Bridge Road, Clifton, BS8 3P 100 sqm £5,383 20
Pembroke Road, Clifton, BS8 3E 112 sqm £5,714 19
Pembroke Road, Clifton, BS8 3D 60 sqm £5,177 16
Clifton Park, Clifton, BS8 3B 97 sqm £5,779 13
Sixty Acres Close, Clifton, BS8 3U 152 sqm £4,453 11
Clevedon Road, Clifton, BS8 3U 179 sqm £4,013 11
North Road, Clifton, BS8 3P 178 sqm £4,852 10
Weston Road, Clifton, BS8 3U 179 sqm £4,550 10

New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £sqm New build sales
Redwood Drive, Clifton, BS8 3D 98 sqm £5,129 19

Redwood Drive, Clifton, BS8 3D has seen 19 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £492,434). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 98 sqm, with an average price of £5,129 sqm. This £sqm average is £-581 below the average for BS8 3. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium. In the case of Redwood Drive the premium seems not to exist. Without more info we can only speculate why this may be. Perhaps it may be greater density and smaller gardens, but this is just a guess.

Raw data

Our analysis of Clifton 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.