Harborough makes another top 10 list in a national newspaper

Market Harborough's Grammar School
Market Harborough's Grammar School

Popular Market Harborough has just popped up in another English “best towns” list.

This time the town has made the top 10 of new “supertowns” for commuters, as listed in national newspaper The Telegraph.

The Telegraph report says: “Thinking of leaving London, but not sure where to go? These affordable towns are enjoying rapid house-price growth.”

Reporter Caroline McGhie explains: “We have looked for towns which offer something special, where average house prices are still below £400,000 but rising steadily, and where there are rail links to London.”

The so-called “supertowns” are listed in order of price growth over a decade, according to data from estate agent Savills.

Market Harborough is in at number 10.

The report says Market Harborough’s average house price is now £262,076, which represents a 27 per cent gain on the prices in the town 10 years ago.

And it reminds its readers that Market Harborough is only 60 minutes from St Pancras by train.

Lewes in East Sussex tops the list, with an average price of £375,825, and a 10-year price gain of 53%.

Other towns on the list are Saffron Walden in Essex; Midhurst in West Sussex; Petersfield in Hampshire; Hertford in Hertfordshire; Ware in Hertfordshire; Royal Leamington Spa in Warwickshire; Faversham, in Kent; and Stamford in Lincolnshire.