Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Dartford (DA1 1)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Dartford (DA1 1).

Price per square metre

Knowing the average house price in Dartford 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. 33, The Brent, Dartford, sold for £355,000 on Sep-2023. Given the internal area of 112 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,169.

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. £4,250-£4,500, £4,500-£4,750, £4,750-£5,000 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 254 sales in Dartford (DA1 1) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Dartford (DA1 1)
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in Dartford

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 Dartford (DA1 1). Of the 254 transactions, half were sold for between £3,980 and £5,120 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £5,120m2. 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 'DA1 1' is £4,580. The table below shows how 'DA1 1' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
DA1 3 Crayford £4,530m2 £5,070m2 £5,550m2
DA1 4 Crayford £4,090m2 £4,600m2 £5,150m2
DA1 5 Dartford £3,780m2 £4,420m2 £5,000m2
DA1 2 Dartford £3,940m2 £4,400m2 £4,930m2
DA1 1 Dartford £3,980m2 £4,580m2 £5,120m2

Will Dartford 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 DA1 1 (Dartford). 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 DA1 1 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Dartford (DA1 1) over time
House price trends for Dartford

Hover on any blue dot to see details of specific sales

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

Price map for Dartford

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 Dartford. 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 Dartford
House price heatmap for Dartford

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 Recent sales
Fulwich Road, Dartford, DA1 1U 68m2 £4,443 30
St Vincents Road, Dartford, DA1 1X 68m2 £4,266 23
Howard Road, Dartford, DA1 1X 62m2 £4,531 23
Hawley Road, Dartford, DA1 1P 86m2 £3,870 20
Mount Pleasant Road, Dartford, DA1 1T 69m2 £4,301 18
Colney Road, Dartford, DA1 1T 78m2 £3,884 18
St Albans Road, Dartford, DA1 1T 73m2 £4,329 17
The Brent, Dartford, DA1 1Y 86m2 £3,543 17

Search for your street here.

Raw data

Our analysis of Dartford 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
33, The Brent, Dartford £355,000
112 3,169
Flat 23 Chancery Court, Downs Avenue, Dartford £115,000
43 2,674
85, Darenth Rd, Dartford £385,000
65 5,923

See the entire list of all sales in Dartford (DA1 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.