UK house prices have soared in UK towns this year amid the ‘race for space’.
Towns such as Taunton saw house prices jump by 21.8% according to new data from Halifax.
The average house price in Taunton has jumped to £315,759 – a £56,546 increase.
“As the county town of Somerset, this year’s house price winner, Taunton, has a lot to offer homebuyers with its high quality of life and great transport links to major towns and cities across the south-west,” said Russell Galley, the managing director of Halifax.
“Like Taunton, many of the areas that saw the biggest house price growth over the last year enjoy a combination of greater affordability and space compared to nearby cities.”