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Commuter towns hit top 10 priciest

PUBLISHED: 12:10 29 April 2014 | UPDATED: 12:10 29 April 2014

Prices in St Albans have boomed in recent years

Prices in St Albans have boomed in recent years

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St Albans and Harpenden are among 20 commuting areas outside the M25 with the highest value homes in the South East.

Season ticket holders travelling to and from third-placed St Albans collectively own £3.2bn worth of property, according to a survey by Savills estate agent researchers. Commuters from Harpenden station (seventh in the rankings) own homes worth a total of £2.77bn.

The figures are based on season ticket journeys in and out of stations, using data held by the Office of Rail Regulation, multiplied by average house price in the area.

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St Albans City and District Council wants views on its proposed three-year housing strategy. Go to stablans.go.uk/housing/consultations

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