Feb 07, 2023 by HM

House prices in Dartford (DA1 2)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in Dartford (DA1 2).

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. Oak Cottage, Oakfield Lane, Dartford, sold for £670,000 on Aug-2023. Given the internal area of 216 square metres, the price per sqm is £3,101.

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 243 sales in Dartford (DA1 2) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Dartford (DA1 2)
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 2). Of the 243 transactions, half were sold for between £3,940 and £4,930 per square metre. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,930m2. 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 2' is £4,400. The table below shows how 'DA1 2' 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 2 (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 2 and the blue dots are the individual property sales that inform this trend.

Price per square metre in Dartford (DA1 2) 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
Willow Road, Dartford, DA1 2Q 66m2 £4,363 22
Baker Crescent, Dartford, DA1 2N 73m2 £4,437 20
Creek Mill Way, Dartford, DA1 2F 69m2 £3,754 19
Phoenix Place, Dartford, DA1 2X 82m2 £3,253 16
Anne Of Cleves Road, Dartford, DA1 2B 84m2 £3,897 16
Oakfield Lane, Dartford, DA1 2S 96m2 £3,918 15
Crawford Avenue, Dartford, DA1 2G 63m2 £3,529 15
Highfield Road, Dartford, DA1 2J 67m2 £3,773 14

Search for your street here.

New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £/m2 New build sales
King Edward Avenue, Dartford, DA1 2F 64m2 £5,372 16

King Edward Avenue, Dartford, DA1 2F has seen 16 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £329,556). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 64 m2, with an average price of £5,372 m2. This £sqm average is £972 above the average for DA1 2. New builds typically command a £ per sqm premium so this is normal.

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
Oak Cottage, Oakfield Lane, Dartford £670,000
216 3,101
6 Keyes Lodge, King Edward Avenue, Dartford £275,000
48 5,729
201, Shepherds Lane, Dartford £535,000
132 4,053

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