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10 Best Places to Live in Luton

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Written by Reviewed by Dave Sayce

18th May 2023 (Last updated on 30th Nov 2023) 5 minute read

Luton is a popular commuter town for those working in London. Located 34 miles north of the capital, Luton boasts a total population of 225,300 and is one of the largest towns in the UK without receiving city status.

With an average house price of £311,927, Luton is a great alternative for those wanting to work in London without paying the high prices.

For those looking to move to Luton but unfamiliar with the area, we’ve gathered the top 10 places you should consider.

  1. 1. Biscot
  2. 2. Bramingham
  3. 3. Bury Park
  4. 4. Bushmead
  5. 5. Challney
  6. 6. High Town
  7. 7. Marsh Farm
  8. 8. Putteridge
  9. 9. Ramridge End
  10. 10. Tophill
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1. Biscot

Biscot is a highly sought-after area in Luton, with an average house price of £297,731 and 119 properties sold last year. Biscot is near Luton's main attractions and the town centre. It also has a rich history dating back to 1086 when the Domesday Book was written.

Those looking to commute for work can do so thanks to the easy access to main roads and train stations located in the town centre.

Here is a breakdown of the Biscot property statistics:

Property TypeHow Many SoldAverage Cost (£)
Terraced42£275,852
Semi-Detached41£374,090
Flats28£172,036
Detached8£461,188

*Data taken from Rightmove

2. Bramingham

Bramingham is another popular suburb in Luton with an average house price of £331,530 and 225 properties sold last year. It is located north of the town centre and is home to Bramingham Park.

Thanks to its position near Barton Road, it is easy to commute to nearby areas and London and is a short walk to Leagrave Train Station.

Here is a breakdown of the Bramingham property statistics:

Property TypeHow Many SoldAverage Cost (£)
Semi-Detached111£340,889
Terraced58£281,991
Detached40£444,300
Flats16£164,250

*Data taken from Rightmove

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3. Bury Park

Bury Park is a cheaper option for those looking to relocate to Luton, with an average house price of £233,276 and 82 properties sold last year. Located northwest of the town centre, it is situated en route to Dunstable, making it ideal for those commuting to neighbouring towns.

It is also home to Kenilworth Road Stadium where Luton Town F.C. play and is home to a large commercial area thanks to the array of shops and restaurants.

Here is a breakdown of the Bury Park property statistics:

Property Type

How Many Sold

Average Cost (£)
Terraced42£263,230
Flats27£153,167
Semi-Detached12£301,042
Detached1£325,000

*Data taken from Rightmove

4. Bushmead

Bushmead is a quieter part of Luton and has an average house price of £400,650 and a total of 32 properties sold in the last year. It is a suburb located north of the town centre.

A great location for families, Bushmead is home to a few educational institutions as well as the Stopsley Recreational Centre.

Here is a breakdown of the Bushmead property statistics:

Property TypeHow Many SoldAverage Cost (£)
Terraced15£303,753
Detached9£552,050
Semi-Detached8£389,875
Flats0-

*Data taken from Rightmove

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5. Challney

Challney is a popular choice for those moving to Luton with an average house price of £312,105 and 322 properties sold last year. Situated off the main arterial road that goes from Luton to Dunstable, this is a great location for commuters.

Challney is one of the cheaper options in Luton, making it highly popular among professionals and families alike. Public transport services and major roads are within walking distance. This makes Challney one of the most well-connected suburbs in Luton.

Here is a breakdown of the Challney property statistics:

Property TypeHow Many SoldAverage Cost (£)
Semi-Detached153£339,400
Terraced107£288,617
Flats32£153,531
Detached30£425,817

*Data taken from Rightmove

6. High Town

High Town is located in northern Luton and has an average house price of £282,133 with 135 properties sold last year. Thanks to its close proximity to Luton Train Station, this is an extremely popular location among London commuters.

There is lots to do in High Town thanks to the wide array of organisations and businesses located there. This includes the Hightown Community, Sports & Arts Centre.

Here is a breakdown of the High Town property statistics:

Property TypeHow Many SoldAverage Cost (£)
Semi-Detached52£336,952
Terraced44£277,301
Flats34£194,947
Detached5£347,400

*Data taken from Rightmove

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7. Marsh Farm

Marsh Farm is a central district in Luton that has an average house price of £341,900 with 226 properties sold last year. Surrounded by plenty of greenery thanks to the neighbouring woodlands.

It is an ideal place for those looking to utilise the local transport services thanks to the regular bus service. Those commuting by train can benefit from Leagrave Train Station, which is a 20-minute walk away.

Here is a breakdown of the Marsh Farm property statistics:

Property TypeHow Many SoldAverage Cost (£)
Semi-Detached103£344,509
Terraced59£291,381
Detached46£462,609
Flats18£184,083

*Data taken from Rightmove

8. Putteridge

Putteridge is a suburb that is found in northwest Luton with an average house price of £325,389 and 208 properties sold last year. Great for those who don’t want to live in the town centre, it sits on the outskirts of the town.

It is bordered by Central Bedfordshire and North Hertfordshire, making it a great choice for those who will be working in neighbouring towns.

Here is a breakdown of the Putteridge property statistics:

Property TypeHow Many SoldAverage Cost (£)
Semi-Detached103£337,109
Terraced52£312,346
Detached27£438,815
Flats26£187,258

*Data taken from Rightmove

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9. Ramridge End

Ramridge End is a desirable suburb in east Luton with an average house price of £352,888 and 259 properties sold last year. Bordering suburbs such as Wigmore, Ramridge End has grown in popularity thanks to its central location.

Those wanting to live away from the hustle and bustle of a busy life can enjoy the smaller size of Ramridge End.

Here is a breakdown of the Ramridge End property statistics:

Property TypesHow Many SoldAverage Cost (£)
Semi-Detached95£367,563
Terraced63£282,200
Detached61£522,984
Flats40£169,970

*Data taken from Rightmove

10. Tophill

Tophill is located in the northwest region of Luton and has an average house price of £312,219 with 161 properties sold last year. It is positioned on Toddington Road, making it a prime location for commuters.

Thanks to the easy access to the M1, this is a great location for those working outside of Luton. Tophill is known for its mid-20th-century housing. This makes it a wonderful location for professionals and families alike.

Here is a breakdown of the Tophill property statistics:

Property TypeHow Many SoldAverage Cost (£)
Semi-Detached86£342,847
Terraced51£286,275
Flats14£157,464
Detached10£397,800

*Data taken from Rightmove

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Dave Sayce

Reviewed by Dave Sayce

Owner & Managing Director, Compare My Move

Dave Sayce is the owner and managing director of Compare My Move and has over 10 years of experience in the house removals industry.

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