Harrogate’s priciest postcode

tis  Rutland Drive.  (121228M2d)
tis Rutland Drive. (121228M2d)

A desirable Harrogate post code has been hailed as the most expensive address in Yorkshire.

The survey carried out by Lloyds TSB found that Rutland Drive had the most expensive average house price in Yorkshire at £1,109,000.

Sitting just a stones throw from the Valley Gardens and the shops of Cold Bath Road and within a 20 minute walk from the town centre with it is easy to see why the street is so desirable.

Harrogate Ladies College, West Park Primary School and Brackenfield school are all within a mile’s walk, making the area popular with families.

However it is still possible to buy on ‘Yorkshire’s most expensive street’ without being a millionaire.

Lloyds TSB’s survey only took into account the half of the street with the post code HG1 2NX, the other half of Rutland Drive has the postcode HG1 2NS and the much more modest average house price of £286,535.

This makes the average house price of the entire street, based on sold prices of the past five years, £458,148.

The survey found that Park Lane in Trafford was the most expensive street in the North of England, with an average house price of £2,109,000. In the North East, Graham Park Road in Newcastle beat Rutland Drive with an average house price of £1,124,000.

However it was London’s streets that dominated the survey. Egerton Crescent in Chelsea is the most expensive street in England and Wales with the average house there costing more than £8m.

Several other streets in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea averaged more than £4m, including Campden Hill Crescent, Blenheim Crescent, Lansdowne Road and Eaton Square.

Harrogate’s high priced housing

l The most expensive house sold in Harrogate’s district last year was in Burnt Yates, fetching £2,500,000.

l In the past three years 12 houses in the Harrogate district have fetched over £1m.

l The average asking price for a house in Harrogate is £323,736.

l The average price paid for a house in Harrogate in 2012 was £262,627.