ELLESMERE Port and Neston is becoming a property price hotspot.
Returns from the Land Registry of England and Wales, which deals with the vast majority of home sales, show the average prices of semi-detached and terrace houses and flats shot up in the quarter from April to June.
Although semis in the borough had the second lowest average price in Cheshire at £147,303, prices soared by 10.8% - by far the biggest increase in the county that quarter.
Semis in this area also showed the highest rise in average prices over the year - 19.7%.
Terraced homes in the borough had the lowest average price in the county at £98,107 but over the quarter they saw the highest rise in Cheshire at 6.7%, although over the year the price fell by 3.9%.
And in the same three months of this year, the average price of a flat in Ellesmere Port and Neston, at £97,833, rocketed by 39.6% - by far the highest rise in Cheshire during the quarter. Over the year, prices fell by 7.9%.
The average overall price of a residential property in the borough stood at £156,303 at the last count, which is 1.2% up over the previous quarter and a 6.2% increase on the year.
The average price was the second lowest in Cheshire after Crewe and Nantwich.
The increase of 1.2% over the quarter was the second lowest after Chester (0.8%) but better than areas like Crewe and Nantwich, which recorded a fall of 3.8%.
Highest all-property increase was in Macclesfield (6.4%).
At £249,725, detached houses in Ellesmere Port and Neston had the second lowest average price in Cheshire and during the April-June quarter this had fallen by 6.4%, although over the year the figure had risen by 7.9%.