House prices in Central Bedfordshire: the areas where average prices increased the most in the last year despite Covid crisis

The coronavirus pandemic caused an unprecedented economic shock in the UK, closing businesses and putting people out of work left, right and centre.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 4:42 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th April 2021, 4:56 pm
18 areas of Central Beds saw house prices rise in the last year

But despite that, average house prices held up across England – even if there was a drop in sales.

It was the same picture in Central Bedfordshire where prices rose by 1.2 per cent in the year to September 2020. Across the East of England, prices rose by 2.2 per cent.

The ONS also publishes house price figures by Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs) – small geographic areas containing an average of 7,200 people.

The biggest price hike was in Leighton Buzzard Central where the average price rose to £290,846, up by 13.5 per cent on the year to September 2019. Overall, 137 houses changed hands here between October 2019 and September 2020, a drop of five per cent.

These show 18 of the 33 MSOAs that make up Central Bedfordshire saw a rise in house prices over the same period.

Here we reveal which neighbourhoods saw the strongest growth in the year to September 2020.

The second biggest price hike was in Dunstable Manshead where the average price rose to £260,989, up by 11.3 per cent on the year to September 2019. Overall, 47 houses changed hands here between October 2019 and September 2020, a drop of 16 per cent.
The third biggest price hike was in Cranfield & Apsley Guise where the average price rose to £433,528, up by 9.9 per cent on the year to September 2019. Overall, 126 houses changed hands here between October 2019 and September 2020, a drop of 25 per cent.
The fourth biggest price hike was in Eaton Bray, Whipsnade & Holywell where the average price rose to £534,164, up by 9.9 per cent on the year to September 2019. Overall,83 houses changed hands here between October 2019 and September 2020, a drop of eight per cent.
The fifth biggest price hike was in Houghton Regis South where the average price rose to £279,963, up by 9.7 per cent on the year to September 2019. Overall, 101 houses changed hands here between October 2019 and September 2020, a drop of 28 per cent.
The sixth biggest price hike was in Flitwick East where the average price rose to £354,016, up by 8.6 per cent on the year to September 2019. Overall, 48 houses changed hands here between October 2019 and September 2020, a drop of 38 per cent.
The seventh biggest price hike was in Biggleswade West where the average price rose to £317,830, up by 5.1 per cent on the year to September 2019. Overall, 209 houses changed hands here between October 2019 and September 2020, a drop of 18 per cent.
The eighth biggest price hike was in Toddington, Heath & Reach where the average price rose to £387,592, up by five per cent on the year to September 2019. Overall, 205 houses changed hands here between October 2019 and September 2020, a rise of 25 per cent.
The ninth biggest price hike was in Caddington & Slip End where the average price rose to £416,430, up by 4.6 per cent on the year to September 2019. Overall,101 houses changed hands here between October 2019 and September 2020, a drop of 25 per cent.
The tenth biggest price hike was in Stotfold where the average price rose to £391,879, up by 4.5 per cent on the year to September 2019. Overall, 172 houses changed hands here between October 2019 and September 2020, a drop of 21 per cent.
The eleventh biggest price hike was in Linslade East where the average price rose to £313,199, up by 4.2 per cent on the year to September 2019. Overall, 88 houses changed hands here between October 2019 and September 2020, a drop of one per cent.
The twelfth biggest price hike was in Houghton Conquest & Clophill where the average price rose to £386,793, up by 3.8 per cent on the year to September 2019. Overall, 198 houses changed hands here between October 2019 and September 2020, a drop of seven per cent.
The thirteenth biggest price hike was in Barton-le-Clay & Upper Sundon where the average price rose to £361,006, up by 2.7 per cent on the year to September 2019. Overall, 74 houses changed hands here between October 2019 and September 2020, a drop of 25 per cent.
The fourteenth biggest price hike was in Shefford & Shillington where the average price rose to £349,682, up by 1.9 per cent on the year to September 2019. Overall, 183 houses changed hands here between October 2019 and September 2020, a drop of 17 per cent.
The fifteenth biggest price hike was in Leighton Buzzard South East where the average price rose to £291,395, up by 1.3 per cent on the year to September 2019. Overall, 254 houses changed hands here between October 2019 and September 2020, a drop of 22 per cent.
The sixteenth biggest price hike was in Sandy South where the average price rose to£278,725, up by 1.1 per cent on the year to September 2019. Overall, 81 houses changed hands here between October 2019 and September 2020, a rise of five per cent.
The seventeenth biggest price hike was in Marston Moretaine, Lidlington & Woburn where the average price rose to £384,392, up by 0.9 per cent on the year to September 2019. Overall, 129 houses changed hands here between October 2019 and September 2020, a drop of 48 per cent.
The eighteenth biggest price hike was in Linslade West where the average price rose to £353,050, up by 0.8 per cent on the year to September 2019. Overall, 60 houses changed hands here between October 2019 and September 2020, a drop of 17 per cent.