House prices in Blackpool: the areas where average prices increased the most in the last year despite Covid crisis

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The coronavirus pandemic caused an unprecedented economic shock in the UK, closing businesses and putting people out of work left, right and centre.

But despite that, average house prices held up across England – even if there was a drop in sales.

It was the same picture in Blackpool, where prices rose by 2.3% in the year to September 2020. Across the North West, prices rose by 2.5%.

The ONS also publishes house price figures by Middle Layer Super Output Areas (MSOAs) – small geographic areas containing an average of 7,200 people.

These show 13 of the 19 MSOAs that make up Blackpool saw a rise in house prices over the same period.

Here we reveal which neighbourhoods saw the strongest growth in the year to September 2020.