HOUSE prices in Wycombe are on the rise, according to the latest statistics from the land registry. 

In the last five years, house prices have risen by more than 33 per cent.

If you were lucky enough to buy a property in the city back in the 90s you might just be quids in as since then prices have increased by 243 per cent. 

Tim Bannister, Rightmove’s Director of Property Data said: "Needing more space has always been the most popular reason for moving house, but now there’s a new urgency for extra space to be able to work from home, which means that there are different sets of buyers competing for the same type of property."

Using data from Rightmove we can reveal the areas in High Wycombe that people most want to move to, based on property price growth over the last five years (August 2015 - August 2020).

Based on this data, here are the top property hotspots in the region - and some of the houses you can buy in popular areas right now:

Wooburn Green

The picturesque village of Wooburn Green is approximately fifteen minutes from the centre of High Wycombe and benefits from ample bus and cycling routes.

Ideal for people looking for some more coveted green space, there is a large village green which is a conservation area - before the coronavirus pandemic, this space hosted the village fete and funfairs.

In 2015 the average asking price was £413,778 but in 2020 this increased to £506,514.

With more than a 22 per cent increase in property value over five years you'd be patting yourself on the back if you owned a home there. 

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For just under half a million pounds you could purchase this two-bedroom period cottage that overlooks the village green. 

Accepting offers in excess of £480,000 the cottage boasts stunning views across fields and woodland and has its own private garden.


The gorgeous hamlet of Booker is a highly residential area just on the outskirts of High Wycombe. 

Featuring its fair share of new build properties this area has become the ideal place for first-time buyers looking to get onto the property ladder.

Prices have risen in the town by 15.3 per cent since 2015 with the average asking price going up from £327,989 to £377,991.

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On the market for £20,000 more than the average asking price, this barn-style two-bedroom semi-detached property can be found in a cul-de-sac on Barn Court and is available with no onward chain.

Built-in 2015 the property would set you back £395,000. 


The village of Downley is located in the Chiltern Hills which is an area of outstanding natural beauty and overlooks High Wycombe.

Ideal for families the area has plenty of cafes and restaurants as well as lots of cycling and walking routes to keep everyone entertained.

The average asking price is now £369,892 which is an increase of 14.4 per cent on the 2015 average of £323,394.

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This picture-perfect semi-detached house is located in Commonside and overlooks Downley Common. 

It is within a close walking distance of several amenities, good schools and open countryside. 

The two-bedroom house also benefits from having a cabin/home office in the garden which is perfect for those of us who are working from home.

What are your thoughts on the rising price of housing in High Wycombe? Let us know in the comments.