The secret is out - Dursley is topping the list of commuter towns

IT’S OFFICIAL, a recent survey of commuter towns has put Dursley as having the second highest price increase during 2017.

Zoopla has published a report which confirms Dursley house prices rose on average by 9.71 per cent last year and that is an increase of around £26,339.

That makes the average house price, in and around Dursley at £297,581.

So, what makes Dursley such a property hotspot?

Richard Mace at Hunters Dursley say’s ‘The location is roughly equidistant between Bristol and Gloucester, with Cheltenham and Bath also easily accessible.

Dursley has great communication links via the A38 and M5 and of course it’s train station at Box Road, Cam.

The close proximity to the major cities makes for an easy commute which is high on many buyers lists of priorities.

We’ve seen many buyers moving out of the cities, happy to commute 30 – 40 minutes with the advantage of living in the beautiful surroundings we all enjoy and sometimes take for granted.

Located on the Southern spur of The Cotswold Escarpment the town is surrounded by stunning countryside and woodlands with the famous Cotswold Way footpath passing through the town and attracting walkers many of whom stop at The Old Spot for refreshment along the way.

The town has retained its friendly rural atmosphere and offers excellent facilities with Rednock School, the new hospital, leisure/sports centre and swimming pool, along with a growing number of restaurants and eateries.

The shopping centre has a buzz about it boosted by the opening of Sainsbury’s Supermarket and some excellent retailers.

Now the secret is out Richard believes this trend will continue, supported by the new homes developments which have bought many buyers to the area.

At Hunters we expect 2018 to be particularly strong growth in the town as demand remains high with competition for quality homes.

Last year we adopted a ‘price guide’ strategy to our marketing, with many offers being accepted on a ‘best bid’ basis.

Some properties were sold at over the asking price guide, so I am not really surprised at this report’s findings.

Not only is Dursley a great place to live but it is also a great investment too.

If you would like to know what effect this has had on your home’s value call us for a free valuation on 01453 542395.