Zoopla's research shows city-dwelling Brits' most popular property searches within their hometown and beyond.

Looking to escape the big smoke? Well it seems many city-based Brits are hankering after a home on the coast.

Zoopla examined property searches in some of the largest cities over the past 12 months - and found that residents in nearly half of Britain’s top 10 sprawling conurbations were looking to move to the seaside.

Top of the list for Londoners was Margate, dubbed Shoreditch-on-Sea, which has benefitted from the opening of the Turner Contemporary gallery and the reopening of Dreamland amusement and entertainment centre.

Liverpudlians mostly eyed a relocation east to the holiday resort of Skegness, while those in Cardiff looked west to Swansea and residents in Edinburgh considered a move further north to Angus.

Want to know more?

Check out our first table, below, showing the most searched-for areas outside the cities:

City of search origin

Most searched-for area outside the city

Average property price

London Margate £231,506
Birmingham Droitwich £287,364
Manchester Wallasey £145,382
Liverpool Skegness £168,010
Leeds Bradford £132,524
Bristol Bath £424,464
Cardiff Swansea £173,763
Edinburgh Angus £156,251
Glasgow Lesmahagow £121,407
Newcastle Peterlee £97,149
Sheffield Pontefract £150,597

And here's our second table, below, showing the most popular area searches within key cities:

City of search origin

Most searched for area inside the city

Average property price

London  Wimbledon £804,500 
Birmingham  Northfield £175,035 
Manchester  Salford £169,608 
Liverpool  Belle Vale £47,588 
Leeds  Churwell £187,260 
Bristol  Bedminster £263,259 
Cardiff  Rhondda  £133,208 
Edinburgh  Haymarket Station  £180,749 
Glasgow  Dalmuir  £114,195 
Newcastle Westerhope £139,020
Sheffield Bradfield £182,993

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