Schools boost Fylde house prices
Posted: 11 May 2006 10:19:19 GMT
House prices in Fylde near Blackpool are apparently rising at a staggering rate as families look to enrol their children in one of the impressive schools.
Citing figures from the Land Registry, Blackpool Today has noted that there was a 9.3 per cent rise in house prices in Fylde during the first quarter, meaning that the average property is now worth £196,261.
Affluent families are clearly snapping up detached houses in the area, with a 15.1 per cent rise in the average cost of these properties during the first quarter.
Statistics show that the average detached house in Fylde is now worth £286,166, which compares to £184,366 for semi-detached properties.
Estate agent Michelle Guest said: "We've seen a big increase in three bedroom homes with properties up to £250,000 moving fluidly.
"Families are being drawn into the area by its excellent schools and amenities. People come to Fylde because they are looking for a better quality of life."
House buying activity is thought to be strong across the full range of properties in Fylde, including the cheapest properties at around £100,000 and the most expensive at around £1 million.
House price rises in Blackpool and Wyre have been a little slower, it is claimed, with Wyre actually seeing a drop in prices during the first quarter.