A new report has placed Crawley amongst the top performing towns in the UK according to the average rise in property prices. The report, which is based on data collated by the Halifax building society, placed the West Sussex town in the top 20 towns with a reported increase of 10.4% in 2017. That is nearly 4 times the national average rise of 2.7%
Crawley sits alongside other so called ‘new towns’ that have seen incredible growth in recent years including Newham and Brighton. These towns have seen investment in amenities, services, range of accommodation, shops, leisure facilities and business links. They site amongst 13 other towns in the south eastern corner of the country, supporting the idea that London and the surrounding area still rules regardless of a reported downturn in London prices; the first for many years.
The number of commuters in to London and the price of living in the city has pushed many city workers to search for towns within a comfortable commute. This has helped to introduce the necessary investment in to areas such as Crawley and Brighton for young professionals and families. However, Cheltenham in the South West gained the overall top spot and an increasing number of towns from outside the south east also gained increases far above the national average.
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