HOUSES in Warrington are the third highest in demand across the whole country.

Research from Zoopla in June reveals that houses in the town are 70 per cent more in demand compared to the five-year average.

Warrington only trails behind Bradford (98 per cent) and Wolverhampton (91 per cent) as places that are more in demand.

Also making up the top five increases are Reading (69 per cent) and Oldham (65 per cent).

The areas where houses are least in demand in comparison to the five-year average are Shrewsbury (-16 per cent), EC London (-12 per cent) and south west London (-5 per cent).

"We are still seeing significant demand in more affordable areas and Warrington is one of them, having seen a 70 per cent increase in demand over the last five years,” said Richard Donnell, executive director at Zoopla.

β€œThe area also benefits from people being able to commute to nearby Liverpool and Manchester and with so many people able to benefit from flexible working post pandemic, they are willing to travel further to the office on the days they do head in.”