Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Folkestone (CT20 1)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Folkestone (CT20 1).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Folkestone 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 22 Merchants Place, Rendezvous Street, Folkestone, sold for £195,000 on Aug-2023. Given the internal area of 96 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,031.

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. £2,800-£3,000, £3,000-£3,200, £3,200-£3,400 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 143 sales in Folkestone (CT20 1) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Folkestone (CT20 1)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Folkestone

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 Folkestone (CT20 1). Of the 143 transactions, half were sold for between £2,000 and £3,100 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £3,100m2. 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 'CT20 1' is £2,580. The table below shows how 'CT20 1' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
CT20 2 Folkestone £2,330m2 £2,920m2 £3,700m2
CT20 3 Sandgate £3,070m2 £3,690m2 £4,370m2
CT20 1 Folkestone £2,000m2 £2,580m2 £3,100m2

Will Folkestone 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 CT20 1 (Folkestone). 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 CT20 1 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Folkestone (CT20 1) over time
House price trends for Folkestone

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

Price map for Folkestone

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 Folkestone. 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 Folkestone
House price heatmap for Folkestone

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
The Bayle, Folkestone, CT20 1S 67m2 £2,565 19
Tontine Street, Folkestone, CT20 1J 70m2 £1,632 17
Connaught Road, Folkestone, CT20 1D 84m2 £2,878 12
St Michaels Street, Folkestone, CT20 1L 93m2 £2,533 12
Grove Road, Folkestone, CT20 1N 90m2 £2,176 11
Harbour Way, Folkestone, CT20 1N 84m2 £2,408 11
Guildhall Street, Folkestone, CT20 1E 76m2 £2,598 11
Cheriton Road, Folkestone, CT20 1D 73m2 £2,634 11

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Folkestone 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 22 Merchants Place, Rendezvous St, Folkestone £195,000
96 2,031
Flat 4 62, St Michaels St, Folkestone £80,000
45 1,777
Flat 3 35, St Michaels St, Folkestone £115,000
41 2,804

See the entire list of all sales in Folkestone (CT20 1) 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.