Berkshire’s most in-demand postcodes for house hunters according to Purple Bricks
Estate agents have shared the high-demand Berkshire postcodes that are most popular with house hunters.
Good schools, proximity to Heathrow Airport and excellent transport links – especially the arrival of Crossrail – would be among the draws for couples and families.
UK property sales hit their highest level since 2007 last year, with the stamp duty holiday and the race for more space after the pandemic attracting buyers looking for a new home .
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Wera Mettes and Giles Mitchell, both local property partners for Purple Bricks, shared the five most popular postcodes for people looking for a new home in Berkshire, including SL6 around Maidenhead, RG1 in Central Reading where hundreds of new apartments are being built. . The West Berkshire postcodes of RG31, which includes Burghfield, Calcot and Tilehurst and RG14, which includes Newbury and surrounding villages, are also proving very popular with house hunters. The Bracknell postcode of RG12 for Easthampstead and Popeswood also makes the list.
This postcode area around Maidenhead is packed with couples for its transport links and is also popular with families for its highly rated schools.
Furze Platt, Holyport, Pinkneys Green and Paley Street are all part of this desirable area.
The scenic postcode also includes the Michelin star restaurant hotspot of Bray, Cookham, Hurley, which has been named one of the best villages in the country and White Waltham.
Wera Mettes said: “Lots of couples seek out SL6 as Maidenhead and Taplow offer two Crossrail stations, and it’s very well positioned for the A404, M4, M40 and M25. It’s also close to Heathrow Airport.
“A lot of people are moving to the area specifically because of the number of schools rated excellent or good by Ofsted.”
RG31 and RG14
Giles Mitchell says the two postcodes, covering the residential areas of Calcot, Burghfield, West Tilehurst and Newbury, are both popular areas with families.
RG14 also includes the villages of Greenham, Donnington, Shaw, Speen and Wash Common.
The local job market and the type of property are both an attraction for people looking to buy here. Calcot, Burghfield and Tilehurst all have good access to the M4 and are not too far from Reading town centre.
He said: “From my perspective, RG31 and RG14 are two very popular family areas, with good access to schools and amenities and easily commutable to work areas.
“There is a high employment rate in these areas and they are not overdeveloped with new construction.”
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