How have average house prices in Dorset changed

ZOOPLA has revealed the areas in Dorset where average house prices have changed the most over the past 12 months.

Dorset is full of unique places to live, with many stunning beauty spots, quaint villages and commuting areas close to major towns and cities

The coronavirus pandemic has also brought about an overhaul of people working from home, as people are less willing to live in larger areas in order to get to the office if their work can be effectively done from home.

The pandemic has also caused house prices to change, with some reporting minimal increases or small declines in value. While a 2% growth doesn’t sound like much, it can still mean a few thousand extra pounds added to the average home value.

Using Zoopla data, we have compiled a list of the average home values ​​in regions of Dorset and how they have changed over the past 12 months.

An aerial view of Christchurch, Dorset

Looking at the list, it’s clear that popular seaside towns are the places where average home values ​​rise due to people swapping their urban lifestyle for sea air. We have included towns or significant areas of Dorset so we have not included small villages or suburbs of large areas.

Christchurch saw the biggest increase, growing 4.37% in value or an increase of £ 18,216 in the past 12 months. Weymouth, another popular seaside town, came in second after reporting a £ 12,011 increase in house prices over the past 12 months.

Gillingham in North Dorset saw the biggest drop in home value, with the average house price falling £ 10,681.

From low to high, here are the changes in average house values ​​in towns and major areas of Dorset over the past 12 months:

  • Gillingham – Current value of £ 284,257, a decrease of £ 10,681 (-3.62%)
  • Swanage – Present value of £ 399,336, a decrease of £ 10,598 (-2.58%)
  • Portland – Current value of £ 209,556, a decrease of £ 4,637 (-2.17%)
  • Wimborne – Current value of £ 425,633, a decrease of £ 8,687 (-2.00%)
  • Corfe Mullen – Current value of £ 375,012, a decrease of £ 7,653 (-2.00%)
  • Beaminster – Current value £ 372,714, a decrease of £ 6,408 (-1.69%)
  • Sturminster Newton – Current value of £ 362,848, a decrease of £ 6,028 (-1.63%)
  • Poole – Current value of £ 387,235, down £ 4,500 (-1.15%)
  • Bournemouth – Current value of £ 326,460, a decrease of £ 3,137 (-0.95%)
  • Bere Regis – Current value of £ 345,312, an increase of £ 807 (0.23%)
  • Wareham – Current value £ 393,716, an increase of £ 921 (0.23%)
  • Corfe Castle – Current value of £ 535,482, an increase of £ 1,247 (0.23%)
  • Sherborne – Current value £ 374,875, an increase of £ 2,052 (0.55%)
  • Blandford Forum – Current value £ 357,019, an increase of £ 2,884 (0.81%)
  • Lyme Regis – Current value £ 469,483, an increase of £ 8,030 (1.74%)
  • Verwood – Current value £ 395,548, an increase of £ 7,932 (2.05%)
  • Bridport – Current value £ 367,942, an increase of £ 9,108 (2.54%)
  • Charmouth – Current value £ 424,725, an increase of £ 10,510 (2.54%)
  • Shaftesbury – Current value £ 363,694, an increase of £ 9,281 (2.62%)
  • Dorchester – Current value of £ 370,676, an increase of £ 11,269 (3.13%)
  • Ferndown – Current value £ 419,884, an increase of £ 12,928 (3.18%)
  • Weymouth – Current value £ 290,792, an increase of £ 12,011 (4.31%)
  • Christchurch – Current value £ 434,787, an increase of £ 18,216 (4.37%)

Tom Parker, consumer spokesperson at Zoopla, said: “A highly desirable place to live, many parts of Dorset have a lot to offer homeowners and as a result house prices are higher.

“Besides the sandy beaches and natural beauty, there are perfect villages to explore, while towns like Bournemouth and Poole are full of places to eat, drink and shop.”

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