# House prices in DA4 9 (South Darenth)

This article reveals price per square metre data and various charts to help you understand current housing market in South Darenth (DA4 9).

## Defining 'DA4 9'

This analysis is limited to properties whose postcode starts with "DA4 9", 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 South Darenth.

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 South Darenth 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 5 Masterson House, Victoria Drive, South Darenth, sold for £160,000 on Mar-2024. Given the internal area of 55 square metres, the price per sqm is £2,909.

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. £3,700-£4,000, £4,000-£4,300, £4,300-£4,600 etc...) we then count the number of sales with within in each bucket and plot the results. The chart is based on 158 sales in South Darenth (DA4 9) that took place in the last two years.

##### Distribution of £ per sqm for South Darenth
Distribution of £ per sqm house prices in South Darenth

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 South Darenth (DA4 9). Of the 158 transactions, half were sold for between £3,810 and £4,780 per square metre. The median, or 'middle', price per square metre in 'DA4 9' is £4,240. Notably, only 25% of properties that sold recently were valued at more than £4,780 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 South Darenth

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 South Darenth. 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.

House price heatmap for South Darenth

## Comparison with neighbouring postcode sectors

The table below shows how 'DA4 9' compares to neighbouring postcode sectors.

Postcode sector Lower quartile Middle quartile Upper quartile
DA4 0 Eynsford £4,440 sqm £5,190 sqm £6,140 sqm
DA4 9 South Darenth £3,810 sqm £4,240 sqm £4,780 sqm

## Will South Darenth 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 DA4 9 (South Darenth) compared with both the wider area DA4 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 South Darenth,South Darenth
House price trends for South Darenth

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 DA4 9 sales
Recent trends for South Darenth

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 South Darenth 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 South Darenth 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
Esparto Way, South Darenth, DA4 9L 63 sqm £3,358 45
Main Road, South Darenth, DA4 9H 82 sqm £4,404 30
New Road, South Darenth, DA4 9A 70 sqm £4,563 27
Victoria Drive, South Darenth, DA4 9N 51 sqm £3,765 21
Alexandra Walk, South Darenth, DA4 9L 69 sqm £3,550 21
Paddock Close, South Darenth, DA4 9A 62 sqm £3,726 20
Gorringe Avenue, South Darenth, DA4 9L 54 sqm £3,729 17
Cedar Drive, South Darenth, DA4 9E 110 sqm £4,283 16

## Raw data

Our analysis of South Darenth 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.