Somerset named one of UK’s best cities to buy seaside property

A town in Somerset has been named one of the best places in the country to buy beachfront property.

Among the top twenty chosen seaside spots is Weston-super-Mare, the only place in Somerset to make the list.

A number of other towns in the southwest topped the list including Weymouth, Torquay and St Ives.

More than ever, people are considering the location of their next property, and with the weather warming, searches for beachfront properties have increased by 160%.

The list of the best beach properties was commissioned by and awarded points based on factors such as average house price, average Airbnb price, weather, and air quality.

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It also took into consideration the number of Blue Flag beaches, the annual number of visitors, the annual number of rainy days, hours of sunshine, days of freezing air, temperature, as well as average speed. monthly wind.

Margate is the UK’s top city for seaside property, scoring 537 out of 800 possible points.

Weston-super-Mare scored a total of 394 out of 800.

The current average value of a property in the seaside town stands at £ 231,974, according to Zoopla.

This represents a 4.92% increase in property value over the past twelve months, so that a Weston property will now be worth £ 10,889 more than a year ago.

The list of the best beach properties was commissioned by

It comes after real estate company RightMove discovered that Somerset town Bruton has become Britain’s most desirable country town.

In Bruton, there has been a massive 122% increase in the number of home sales over the past 12 months.

Southwest real estate agents have reported that the real estate market is booming.

Buyers settle permanently in the region or buy second homes by the sea.

Rightmove real estate data expert Tim Bannister said curious searches online have turned into real interest and are offering places.

He described how the pandemic’s changes in working life, as people can work from home and travel less often, have been a big factor in this trend.

He said: “Some shoppers are now more willing to commute to a country several times a week, and others are preparing for social distancing to be here for a while yet, and therefore are drawn to places. with more outdoor space.

“The housing markets in some of the larger cities are even busier than around the same time last year, as the quiet life is certainly not for everyone, but they are not seeing the same increase as in these small areas.

“Some of the most demanded areas people want to move to are small communities.

“Based on 448 million searches performed by house hunters in September, we found that the nine areas where searches doubled all have populations of less than 11,000.

“In fact, all of the places where searches have doubled are small towns, villages and civil parishes, unlike searches which have increased by 53% on average in the ten largest cities.”

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