• Damon Wiseman

The UK's Top Investment Postcodes

Are you wondering where property investment and capital appreciation are growing the most? We've put together the Top UK Postcodes with the highest capital appreciation growth over the past 12 months. These postcodes and cities are booming and if you are looking for an investment with high capital appreciation have a look at these.


Top Preforming Postcodes:

L3: 78% L1: 62%

(Average asking price between postcodes £138,500)

With a population over 2.2 million in metropolitan area Liverpool is one of the largest cities

in the UK. Liverpool’s economy is mainly dominated by service sector industries. Tourism is

a major factor with 38 million tourists visiting all year round, supporting 55,000 jobs and

contributing £4.9 billion towards the economy.

Liverpool has been ranked one of the top four hotspots for economic growth and is currently

under heavy regeneration and redevelopment making it a desirable place for property

investors/ developers. All types of investment strategies would work in Liverpool.


Newcastle upon Tyne

Top Preforming Postcodes:

NE43: 73% NE19 55% NE1: 45% NE71: 45%

(Average asking price between postcodes £223,500)

Newcastle is the most populous city and metropolitan borough in North Eastern England

making any form of real estate a valuable asset. The cities economy is diverse but the main

drivers are, finance, retail, education, tourism and nightlife.

Investment property in Newcastle comprises a large proportion of terraced housing, many of

which are large and impressive Georgian structures, particularly in the central areas of the

city. In recent years many new build developments have emerged around the city. As

Newcastle is big on education, student lets is something to consider as an investment property. That being said, all types of investment strategies would work in Newcastle.

Newcastle upon Tyne


Top Preforming Postcode:

SA20: 66%

(Average asking price £262,000)

Swansea is a coastal city and the second largest city in Wales with a population of

approximately 241,000. During the 19 th century Swansea was the key centre of the copper-

smelting industry.

There is a wide range of housing stock in Swansea, from spacious family homes to luxury

apartments in the Maritime Quarter, next to the city’s sandy beach where there has been

significant development in the last few years and many properties are owned as vacation lets

or second homes.

The most expensive houses in Swansea are typically located along the coast, such as

Brynmill, West Cross, Singleton Park campus, Blackpill, Bishopston, Clyne, Oystermouth

and Southgate.

Swansea’s significant student population makes it appealing for people looking to invest in

HMO’s. Brynmill and Uplands are very popular student areas located close to Swansea

University’s Singleton Park campus. Students typically live in flats or large HMO’s.



Top Preforming Postcode:

PO17: 60%

(Average asking price £334,000)

Portsmouth’s, known as the home to the royal navy is located on the South Coast making it a

gateway between the UK and other European countries. It has a population of around 215,000

and an impressive job density of 0.86 so a job for 86 of every 100 residence. The economic

output is £5.7B GVA. The majority of the GVA comes from aerospace and defence, marine

and maritime, digital media, advanced engineering and the visitor economy. Investment

strategies that could be used in this city include: Buy-to-lets, Houses of Multiple Occupancy,

and Serviced Accommodation.



Top Preforming Postcode:

TN7: 56%

(Average asking price £723,500)

Tonbridge is a town located on the South Eastern side of the UK. Its major industries include

light engineering, printing and publishing, distribution and financial services.

The town has many attractions to visitors and residence such as the well-maintained Castle

Gatehouse, large country parks and activities based around the river.

The ideal investment strategies here would be Buy Refurbish Rent Refinance or Flips.


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