The Essex town of Harlow has seen higher house price growth than anywhere else
in the UK over the last 10 years, according to analysis of Land Registry data by
Prices in the town have grown by some 74.92%, edging out fellow Essex town
Southend-on-Sea, where prices grew by an average of 74.85% over the same
Watford followed closely behind with average growth of 74.75%, while Thurrock and
Cambridge made up the top five with average growth figures of 73.20% and 73.03%
Harlow’s average house price was £290,068 in December 2019, up from £165,829
exactly a decade earlier. Average prices would reach £507,387 by 2030 if they
continued to grow at the same rate.
By contrast, Aards and North Down in Northern Ireland saw prices decline by 7.73%
over the same decade, making them the joint worst-performing locations, followed by
Aberdeen, where prices fell by 7.47%.
Prices in Inverclyde fell by 5.81%, while Mid and East Antrim saw falls of 5.32%.
Performance in County Durham was similarly poor, with declines of 5.18%.