House prices in CB23 6 (Upper Cambourne)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Upper Cambourne, Great Cambourne (CB23 6).


Defining 'CB23 6'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "CB23 6", 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 Upper Cambourne.

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 Upper Cambourne 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. 52, Whitley Road, Upper Cambourne, Great Cambourne, sold for £362,000 on Apr-2024. Given the internal area of 120 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,016.

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. etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 195 sales in Upper Cambourne (CB23 6) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Upper Cambourne, Great Cambourne
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Upper Cambourne

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 Upper Cambourne (CB23 6). Of the 195 transactions, half were sold for between £3,170 and £4,450 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'CB23 6' is £3,820. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,450 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 Upper Cambourne, Great Cambourne

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 Great Cambourne. 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 Upper Cambourne
House price heatmap for Upper Cambourne, Great Cambourne

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'CB23 6' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CB23 8 Bar Hill £3,710 sqm £4,280 sqm £4,560 sqm
CB23 3 Papworth Everard £3,090 sqm £3,540 sqm £4,090 sqm
CB23 7 Hardwick £4,090 sqm £4,520 sqm £5,000 sqm
CB23 1 Haslingfield £4,010 sqm £4,620 sqm £5,430 sqm
CB23 4 Elsworth £3,140 sqm £3,830 sqm £4,390 sqm
CB23 2 Bourn £3,930 sqm £4,700 sqm £5,410 sqm
CB23 5 Great Cambourne £2,910 sqm £3,390 sqm £3,940 sqm
CB23 6 Upper Cambourne £3,170 sqm £3,820 sqm £4,450 sqm

Will Great Cambourne 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 CB23 6 (Upper Cambourne) compared with both the wider area CB23 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 Upper Cambourne,Great Cambourne
House price trends for Upper Cambourne

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 CB23 6 sales
Recent trends for Upper Cambourne

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 Great Cambourne 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 Great Cambourne 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
Spitfire Road, Upper Cambourne, CB23 6F 95 sqm £3,612 31
Sackville Way, Upper Cambourne, CB23 6H 69 sqm £2,316 23
Gladiator Road, Upper Cambourne, CB23 6J 103 sqm £3,707 21
Lancaster Gate, Upper Cambourne, CB23 6A 95 sqm £2,894 18
Jeavons Lane, Upper Cambourne, CB23 6A 93 sqm £4,040 17
Whitley Road, Upper Cambourne, CB23 6A 109 sqm £3,506 16
Beaufort Road, Upper Cambourne, CB23 6F 115 sqm £3,327 15
Bisley Crescent, Upper Cambourne, CB23 6J 103 sqm £3,615 15

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Raw data

Our analysis of Upper Cambourne 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 sqm £/sqm
52, Whitley Rd, Upper Cambourne, Great Cambourne £362,000
Apr-2024
120 3,016
7, Westland Close, Upper Cambourne, Great Cambourne £340,000
Apr-2024
96 3,541
32, Jeavons Lane, Upper Cambourne, Great Cambourne £315,000
Apr-2024
100 3,150

See the entire list of all sales in Upper Cambourne (CB23 6) here.

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