House Prices in Chester

Chester (Welsh: 'Caer' Welsh pronunciation: ['kai̯r]) is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales. With a population of 81,340 in 2014, it is the most populous settlement of Cheshire West and Chester, which had a population of 332,200 in 2014. Chester was granted city status in 1541.Chester was founded as a "castrum" or Roman fort with the name Deva Victrix in the reign of the Emperor Vespasian in 79 AD. One of the main army camps in Roman Britain, Deva later became a major civilian settlement. In 689, King Æthelred of Mercia founded the Minster Church of West Mercia, which later became Chester's first cathedral, and the Saxons extended and strengthened the walls to protect the city against the Danes.

Valuations in Chester

The most expensive recorded transaction in Chester was £17,650,000 on 25 March 2014. The most recent recorded sale in Chester was £95,000 on 26 August 2016. Properties in Chester have an average price of £546,895 over the last 3 years.

Average property price


+9% since 2017
-38% since 2016

Average selling prices in last 12 months by types

Schools in Chester

Chester has 127 schools with capacities ranging from 10 to 1639. There are a number of schools that cater for special educational needs. There is a mix of Community School, Voluntary Aided School, Other Independent School, Voluntary Controlled School, LA Nursery School, Community Special School, Further Education, Higher Education Institutions, Pupil Referral Unit, Welsh Establishment, EY Setting in the area.

Top 5 schools in Chester (by capacity)

  • Upton-By-Chester High School


    A Mixed Community School for pupils 11 to 18 years. The schools has a capacity of 1639 pupils.

  • Queen's Park High School


    A Mixed Community School for pupils 11 to 18 years. The school enrols 1111 students.

  • The Bishops' Blue Coat Church of England High School


    It's a Mixed Voluntary Aided School for children aged 11 to 18. The schools has a capacity of 1048 pupils.

  • The King's School

    It's a Mixed Other Independent School for children aged 7 to 19. The schools has a capacity of 948 pupils.

  • The Catholic High School, Chester A Specialist Science College


    Pupils aged 11 to 18 attend this Mixed Voluntary Aided School. The school enrols 914 students.

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