Winchester has had the highest house price growth of any UK city in the last 10 years. House prices in the city have gone up 79 per cent in the last ten years from an average of £249,703 in 2006 to £446,796 in 2016. The city is one hour by train from London, making it attractive to commuters. Cambridge, Brighton, St Albans and Aberdeen also made the top five for house price growth of between 50-70 per cent in the last 10 years. Aberdeen is the only city outside the southern counties of England in the top 10 of cities to see large house price growth.