Coulters Property conducted research to see which areas had the biggest increase in demand across the country. The company looked at Land Registry data to determine which parts of the country have grown and declined in popularity over the past five years in terms of the number of housing transactions. These are the local authorities with the biggest increase in housing transactions:
Properties in Ribble Valley had an overall average price of £232,346 over the last year, according to Rightmove.
3. East Cambridgeshire, East
East Cambridgeshire has seen its housing transactions increase by 23.15 percent in the past five years.
The area includes the Cathedral city of Ely, the market town of Newmarket and the parish of Chippenham.
Ely is only around 80 miles from London and is known for being the second smallest city in England.
4. Dartford, South East
Dartford, located on the outskirts of London in Kent, has experienced a 23.06 percent increase in transactions.
The market town is pretty with plenty of shops, pubs, restaurants and countryside walks.
Properties in Dartford had an overall average price of £325,249 over the last year, according to Rightmove.
5. South Northamptonshire, East Midlands
Fifth on the list is South Northamptonshire which has seen a 21.84 percent increase in property transactions.
Areas of interest include Towcester, Brackley and Deanshanger.
The town of Brackley is the largest town in the area and borders Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
As well as the most popular areas, Coulters Property also revealed the areas people aren’t moving to, with Copeland being the least attractive area for homeowners.
Copeland was followed by Aylesbury Vale, Crawley, Bridgend and Allerdale.