The cheapest and most expensive postcodes to buy a home in Kent

Adam's Cottage in Langton Green near Tunbridge Wells
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Property prices are arguably one of the biggest determining factors when looking for a place to live. In the current housing market, finding that perfect location which ticks all the boxes, from optimal transport links to highly-rated schools, that also fits within your budget, can feel like quite a Herculean task.

But the gruelling house-hunting process may now be a little easier thanks to a new map, which has revealed the cheapest and most expensive postcodes in Kent. Compiled using data from the Land Registry, the map has revealed the drastic differences in property values that can be seen throughout the Garden of England.

Queenborough on the Isle of Sheppey is the cheapest place to buy a home in the county. Homes in the ME11 postcode area sold for an average of £227,641 each in the 12 months to the end of May.

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That’s less than any postcode area in our county with at least 20 sales over the past year. Dover is the next cheapest place in our county to buy a home.

Here, houses sold for £232,308 each on average in the CT17 postcode area. That’s followed by CT16, also found in Dover, where an average home sold for £281,960, then ME4 in Chatham where an average home sold for £283,328, and then CT19 in Central Folkestone where an average home sold for £288,484.

You can find the average sale price for every postcode area in the country using our interactive map below:

At the other end of the scale, Langton Green near Tunbridge Wells has the highest average sale price of any postcode area in Kent to have had at least 50 sales over the past 12 months. Houses sold for an average of £957,164 in the TN3 postcode area.

The TN13 area was the next most expensive place to buy a home in our county, as the average home in Riverhead, in the Sevenoaks area, sold for an average of £823,356 last year. That’s followed by TN11 (Penshurst), where an average home sold for £784,747, TN14 (Cudham) where an average home sold for £704,045, and then TN17 (Cranbrook) where an average home sold for £642,401.

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