House prices in DA1 2 (Dartford)

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


Defining 'DA1 2'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "DA1 2", 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 Dartford.

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 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. 63, Anne Of Cleves Road, Dartford, sold for £336,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 82 square metres, the price per sqm is £4,097.

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. £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 200 sales in Dartford (DA1 2) that took place in the last two years.

Distribution of £ per sqm for Dartford
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.

The spread of prices will give you a feel of the typical range to expect in Dartford (DA1 2). Of the 200 transactions, half were sold for between £3,950 and £5,210 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'DA1 2' is £4,430. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £5,210 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 Dartford

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 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.

Property price heatmap for Dartford
House price heatmap for Dartford

Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'DA1 2' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
DA1 2 Dartford £3,950 sqm £4,430 sqm £5,210 sqm
DA1 5 Slade Green £3,900 sqm £4,460 sqm £5,000 sqm
DA1 1 Dartford £3,970 sqm £4,720 sqm £5,210 sqm
DA1 4 Crayford £4,190 sqm £4,680 sqm £5,230 sqm
DA1 3 Crayford £4,570 sqm £5,060 sqm £5,580 sqm

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 chart below for DA1 2 (Dartford) compared with both the wider area DA1 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 Dartford,Dartford
House price trends for Dartford

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 DA1 2 sales
Recent trends for Dartford

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 Dartford 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 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.

Street level data

Street Avg size Avg £sqm Recent sales
Baker Crescent, Dartford, DA1 2N 73 sqm £4,408 21
Willow Road, Dartford, DA1 2Q 66 sqm £4,445 19
Crawford Avenue, Dartford, DA1 2G 63 sqm £3,567 17
Priory Road, Dartford, DA1 2B 75 sqm £5,006 16
Oakfield Lane, Dartford, DA1 2S 95 sqm £3,920 16
Creek Mill Way, Dartford, DA1 2F 69 sqm £3,778 16
Highfield Road, Dartford, DA1 2J 66 sqm £3,794 15
Priory Hill, Dartford, DA1 2B 65 sqm £4,456 14

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New build activity

Street Avg size Avg £sqm New build sales
King Edward Avenue, Dartford, DA1 2F 64 sqm £5,325 13

King Edward Avenue, Dartford, DA1 2F has seen 13 new build sales in the last 4 years (average price £324,593). These new build homes typically have an internal area of 64 sqm, with an average price of £5,325 sqm. This £sqm average is £895 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 sqm £/sqm
63, Anne Of Cleves Rd, Dartford £336,000
Mar-2024
82 4,097
27, Myrtle Rd, Dartford £380,000
Mar-2024
84 4,523
4, West Hill Rise, Dartford £440,000
Feb-2024
117 3,760

See the entire list of all sales in Dartford (DA1 2) here.

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