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The top 5 most expensive places to live in the South East

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by Lisa-Marie Voneshen
Last updated Monday, December 11, 2023

This article reveals the five most expensive places to buy property in the South East, but you’ll need over £1 million to afford these areas.

The South East is a popular region to live in the UK. If you choose your location carefully, you can travel into London in under an hour, making it ideal for commuters seeking competitive salaries.

One downside is that property prices typically tend to be higher than other areas in the UK. Over the last year, property prices were, on average, £540,354, up 6% over the same period.

Rightmove has crunched its data to find the priciest areas to buy in the South East, based on data from May 2023 – although you’ll need up to £2.76 million to live in these places.

Where are the most expensive areas to buy in the South East?

Surrey is the most expensive area in the South East as you’ll need over £2 million to afford one of the two priciest places.

AreaAverage asking price
St George’s Hill£2.76 million
Oxshott£2.02 million
Virginia Water£1.57 million
Kingswood£1.47 million
Sunningdale£1.30 million

St George’s Hill

St George’s Hill, a 964-acre private gated community in Weybridge, has an eye-watering average asking price of £2.76 million. Celebrity residents have included John Lennon and Elton John.

You can get to London in one hour and 15 minutes by train, and it’s near beautiful countryside.


Oxshott is the second priciest area, with an average asking price of £2.02 million. The village boasts plenty of green space and only a 40-minute journey into London by train.

It has many shops and restaurants and is nearby Oxshott Heath, which covers around 200 acres of woods and heathland.

Virginia Water

If you want to live in Virginia Water, a village in Surrey, the average asking price of a home is £1.57 million.

Virginia Water is near Windsor Great Park that features a two-mile lake, forests and gardens, making it popular with families. It’s also ideal for commuters as you can get a train into London in 40 minutes.


Next on the list is Kingswood, where the average asking price is £1.47 million.

Many footballers, including Steve Sidwell and Robert Huth, have called Kingswood home, which features independent shops, nearby countryside and two golf clubs.

Kingswood is around 90 minutes from London by public transport.


Sunningdale is the only area on this list not located in Surrey. Located in Berkshire, it has an average asking price of £1.30 million. You can travel to London in under an hour by train.

The village features many large and gated properties near attractions such as Windsor Castle. It has appealed to many celebrities in the past, including Gary Lineker and Agatha Christie.

Seek advice

When you’re looking for your new home, it’s vital that you consider more than just the price you’re paying so you don’t make an expensive mistake.

So, you should consider what you want from your property, whether that’s plenty of space, a garden or an easy commute. It’s also worth talking to a mortgage broker to find the best deal for you.

See also:

The cheapest places to live in the South East

The most expensive places to live in the South West

The most expensive places to live in London

The most expensive places to live in Yorkshire

The most expensive places to live in the West Midlands

The most expensive places to live in Wales

Lisa-Marie Voneshen
Lisa-Marie Voneshen is a Senior Content Writer at Unbiased. She is an award-winning journalist with nearly a decade of experience writing and editing content across various areas, including personal finance and investing.