According to recent estimates from Zoopla, the current average value of houses in Durham is £165,436, making the city more affordable than the rest of North East England, for which the average property price is £188,969.
“Perhaps unsurprisingly, if you’re buying a house in Durham, the most expensive area to go for is the city centre. Houses in the DH1 postal district cost, on average, £213,361, which has increased by 3.87% over the last 5 years. This area is the most historic part of the city, and given the small size of Durham, it allows for easy walking to all other areas.
The DH3 postcode is another costly area in which to buy a house. Chester-le-Street is one of the oldest market towns in County Durham, and the area east of the East Coast Main Line railway commands high property prices, as does former mining village Great Lumley. Birtley, with just over 8,000 residents, is another highly sought-after village close to Durham. The average house price in the DH3 area is £176,075.
House prices in the DH4 region average £159,544, which make this area towards the more expensive end of the scale, but prices are still lower than the average for Durham. DH4 includes the charming towns of Houghton-le-Spring, Penshaw and Shiney Row.
Finally, the DH2 area is another of the most expensive regions to buy a house in Durham. This includes Chester-le-Street (west of the East Coast Main Line), as well as the quiet villages of Ouston and Pelton, and the larger town of Birtley. The average house price in the DH2 postal district is £142,604, which has increased by 6.73% in the last 5 years.” Those are the details of the most expensive areas in Durham.