A new report has ranked the many beautiful areas of County Durham based on their average house prices, ranking from cheapest to most expensive areas of the region.

Prospective homeowners in the area will be looking for the right places to buy.

The county is steeped in rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant communities.

Spanning from the rugged coastline of the North Sea to the picturesque Pennines, this county offers a diverse range of attractions and amenities

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Key findings:

Shildon and the DL4 postcode is the cheapest area in County Durham to buy a property with an average price of £86,993.

The area in County Durham with the highest house prices is Staindrop and the DL2 postcode, with an average price of £264,862.

County Durham postcodes average house prices


House Price (January 2022 - January 2023)

Shildon (DL4)


Easington (SR8)


Ferryhill (DL17)


Trimdon Station (TS29)


Dipton (DH9)


Wingate (TS28)


Bishop Auckland (DL14)


Blackhall Rocks (TS27)


Thornley (DH6)


Darlington East (DL1)


Cold Hesledon (SR7)


Seaton Carew (TS25)


Crook (DL15)


Hartlepool (TS24 + TS26)


Spennymoor (DL16)


Norton (TS20)


Newtown (TS19)


Brandon (DH7)


Consett (DH8)


Stockton-on-Tees (TS18)


Chester-le-Street (DH2 + DH3)


Newton Aycliffe (DL5)


Darlington West (DL3)


Stanhope (DL13)


Thornaby (TS17)


Stillington (TS21)


Durham (DH1)


Barnard Castle (DL12)


Eaglescliffe (TS16)


Billingham (TS22 + TS23)


Staindrop (DL2)