Towards the west of Southend, you’ll find Chalkwell, Daws Heath, Hadleigh, Eastwood, Leigh-on-Sea, and Westcliff-on-Sea. These localities boast their own distinct amenities, railway connections, and well-connected roads, such as the A130, A127, and A13, facilitating easy access to other parts of Essex. Westcliff-on-Sea presents pockets of value, offering affordable housing options. Notably, Leigh-on-Sea exudes a “trendy and fashionable” atmosphere, earning the moniker ‘Shoreditch of Essex’.
Extending further westward, you can find the towns of South Benfleet and Rayleigh. Both towns remain within the Southend commuter sphere, complete with amenities and efficient road and rail links, catering to commuters beyond the immediate area. Of particular note, Rayleigh exhibits a more exclusive property landscape than Southend, with an average house price of £444,009.
Average Property Prices in West Southend-on-Sea
Rightmove puts the average price for properties within the SS9 area at £465,665 over the past year. During this period, the prevailing trend in SS9 sales centred on semi-detached properties, achieving an average price of £498,715. Flats transacted at an average of £263,876, while terraced properties achieved a noteworthy £457,940.
Property prices in SS9 saw a significant 5% over the last 12 months, with the market seeing an overall 18% surge following the 2020 peak figure of £394,426.
Meanwhile, properties within the SS7 region saw prices average at £424,006. Prices in this region, again, saw a 5% increase on the year but comparatively saw just a 13% surge on its 2020 peak figure (£376,310). Semi-detached properties saw the most attention, with average prices rising to £400,256. Detached properties followed suit, fetching an average of £576,926, while flats and maisonette properties garnered an average of £215,385.
Average Rental Yields in West Southend-on-Sea
According to LiveYield, the average rental yield for SS9 is 3.5%, with some parts of western Southend falling under the SS0 postcode, which boasts a 3.6% rental yield. Meanwhile, the SS7 postcode offers rental yields of 3%, as per Property XYZ.