The cheapest postcode area to buy a home in Plymouth

Houses in Lipson
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The PL4 postcode area is the cheapest place to buy a home in Plymouth. Homes in the area - which covers Barbican, Lipson, Mount Gould, Mutley, Prince Rock and St. Judes - sold for £191,400 each on average in the 12 months to the end of April.

That’s according to exclusive PlymouthLive analysis of the latest price paid data from the Land Registry. That’s the lowest average sale price of any postcode area of the city.

The PL2 postcode area - which covers Beacon Park, Ford, Keyham, North Prospect, Pennycross, and Home Park - is next with an average sale price of £197,832. That’s followed by PL5 (Crownhill, Ernesettle, Honicknowle, Whitleigh, St. Budeaux, and Tamerton Foliot) with an average of £200,908, and PL1 (Plymouth, Devonport, The Hoe, Millbridge, Stoke, and Stonehouse) with an average of £573,929.

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At the other end of the scale is the PL8 postcode area. Houses there - which covers Brixton, Newton Ferrers, Noss Mayo, and Yealmpton - sold for an average of £1.05 million each in the year to the end of April.

PL16 - Lifton, Broadwoodwidger, Marystow - is next with an average of £368,556. That’s followed by PL20 (Yelverton, Bellever, Crapstone, Horrabridge, Postbridge, Princetown, Two Bridges) with an average of £357,495, PL19 ( Tavistock, Bradstone, Mary Tavy, Morwellham, Peter Tavy, Whitchurch) with an average of £338,269, and PL21 ( Ivybridge, Brownston, Cornwood, Ermington, Modbury, Ugborough) with an average of £332,984.

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Middlesbrough is the cheapest place to buy a home in England and Wales. Homes in the TS1 postcode area, which covers the town’s centre, sold for an average of £69,157 each in the 12 months to the end of April.

That’s less than any postcode area in the country with at least 50 sales over the last year. Grimsby is the next cheapest place in the country to buy a home.

Houses sold for £77,951 each on average in the DN31 postcode area. In SR1 - Sunderland city centre - the average home sold for £79,908. There were just 19 sales in the area though.

In TS3 - Brambles Farm - the average home sold for £86,190, in BD1 - Bradford city centre - they sold for an average of £87,653, and in HU2 - Hull - they sold for an average of £87,955. Belgravia has the highest average sale price of any postcode area in England and Wales to have had at least 50 sales over the last 12 months.

Houses sold for an average of £4.26 million in the SW1X postcode area. Four other postcode areas had higher averages, but all had fewer than 50 sales - W1J (Mayfair) at £6.12 million, SW1A (Whitehall) at £5.84 million, W1S (Hanover Square) at £5.66 million, and W1K (Mayfair) at £5.378 million.