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House Price Comparison: Beckenham vs Brighton

One budget, two postcodes: Beckenham or Brighton? In this house price comparison, we look at what you can get for your money in these two very different property hotspots

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A property’s location has a huge impact on its value, with suburban streets, country lanes and bustling cities each offering something different for prospective buyers. In this house price comparison, with a budget of £630,000 we weigh up the suburban town of Beckenham, Kent against the seaside city of Brighton.

According to Rightmove’s House Price Index, the average price of property coming to market has risen by 0.8% (+£2,484) this month, with the average house price in Brighton being £446,222. By contrast, the average house price in Beckenham is £558,546, with flats selling for an average price of £350,919.

Here’s what’s £630,000 can get you in both areas.


Beckenham

Despite Beckenham’s location on the outskirts of Greater London, the borough of Bromley to be exact, it has a distinctly small-town feel. Not only is there ample green space, plenty of good schools and a charming atmosphere, but properties are more affordable than their central London counterparts. With speedy train links to the city, it’s an attractive neighbourhood for part-time commuters and families.

Bramerton Road, BR3 - £625,000

This beautifully presented three-bedroom property has the potential for a loft extension, making it an ideal family home. The house features a double reception, fitted kitchen, modern bathroom, 70ft rear garden plus a garage and off-street parking. Situated in a highly desirable residential location, it’s on the market chain free.

Contact Winkworth Beckenham or call 020 8650 1000


Brighton

The coastal city of Brighton is known for its liberal values as Britain’s first Green capital and home to the famous Brighton Pride. It became a popular holiday resort in the 18th century as city folk flocked to the sea for its health benefits. Since then, tourists and locals alike enjoy sights such as the Palace Pier and Royal Pavilion, as well as a lively arts and culture scene.

Old College House, Brighton - £630,000

This spacious contemporary apartment in a striking historical building is quite unique. The Victorian monument was converted into luxury apartments in 2004, and this four-bedroom property is on a split level with jaw-dropping ceilings. The property benefits from period features such as stained glass windows, tiled floors, exposed marble and a sweeping stone staircase as well as a modern kitchen, bathroom and en suite.

Or why not get 2 for 1?

Beckenham

Gwydor Road, BR3 - £330,000

This well-finished two-bedroom maisonette is situated on a quiet residential road within easy reach of Beckenham High Street, and conveniently located for both Elmer’s End and Birkbeck mainline stations. It comprises a bright, modern fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms, main and en suite bathrooms and a trendy reception room.

Contact Winkworth Beckenham or call 020 8650 1000

Brighton

Bloomsbury Place, Brighton - £270,000

Bloomsbury Place is an architecturally renowned area with the sea just moments away and the convenience of the bustling Kemp Town in the other direction. This one-bed apartment has an open plan living room with high ceilings, sash windows and a feature fireplace as well as a lovely private terrace.

Contact Winkworth Brighton or call 01273 772 175

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