A survey by Zoopla has revealed Surrey to be the priciest county in the United Kingdom to buy a house, with the leafy town of Virginia Water – and its average price of £1.2 million – being the most expensive town to purchase in outside of the central London suburbs of Knightsbridge and Mayfair.
Although the top ten richest towns in the UK are concentrated around the capital, you don’t have to live near London if you want to mix with the rich and famous.
There are plenty of affluent areas to live in far beyond the Home Counties. Here are five prosperous postcodes outside of the South East:
Alderley Edge in leafy Cheshire is the richest area outside of London and forms part of Cheshire’s ‘Golden Triangle’ alongside neighbouring Knutsford and Wilmslow. It’s home to over 300 millionaires including its fair share of Premier League footballers and showbiz stars, while Whitebarn Road – where you’ll find a number of £5million plus private mansions – is one of the most expensive streets in the UK
Salcombe, on the beautiful Kingsbridge Estuary in Devon, is home to just 2,000 people, with between 45% and 75% of properties in the seaside town used as second homes for holiday rentals.
The average house price is over £500,000, which is an incredible 126% more than the surrounding area. Fancy moving in? Well there’s plenty to do: the harbour front is home to an exclusive yacht club and there are plenty of trendy fashion outlets to ensure you feel right at home.
The average house price in the Cotswold village of Chipping Campden is £614,107, outperforming nearby areas by 150%.
The small market town is notable for its elegant terraced high street and market place which dates from the 14th to 17th Century and it’s considered one of the prettiest towns in the country.
Home to around 2,000 people, the town has been designated a conservation area in order to preserve its charm, character, and its position as a quintessential English village.
Park Lane in Hale is home to some of the most expensive properties outside of London and some of the richest people in Britain call the area home. The leafy suburbs of South Manchester, including bordering Bowdon and Hale Barns, are more than just well to do areas, there’s a real sense of community in the area with plenty of restaurants, boutiques, bars and some of the best schools in Manchester.
Hale makes for an excellent commuter location as it’s close to the M6, M56 and M62, so the rest of the North West is easily accessible for work and leisure.
Another area in Cheshire, the leafy town of Knutsford also forms part of the desirable ‘Golden Triangle’ and you don’t have to look far to find homes worth over £1million.
The town is close to Manchester and the airport, making it a superb base for the super rich to live and ensure they’re able to go about their daily business.
It’s a pretty area within the Cheshire plains, it’s surrounded by lush fields and impeccable scenery including the charming Tatton Park, while the town itself has plenty of expensive restaurants and shops to occupy your days off.
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Posted on: April 29, 2016