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Homes on streets beginning with vowels are worth £6,000 more than consonants

Alex Johnson

287562 the shortest street with the longest name York 300x224 Homes on streets beginning with vowels are worth £6,000 more than consonantsWhat makes your home worth more? Fast wifi speed? Being inside the best school catchment area? An attractive kerbside appeal? No. It’s whether your street name starts with a U or a T. Or maybe an O.

According to research from Zoopla (one of the Independent’s partners) which gives a whole new dimension to the ancient discussion over U or non-U, average property prices on streets that start with a U are £251,307, the highest of any letter in the alphabet and £25,503 more than the current average UK property value of £225,804.

Zoopla.co.uk analysed average house prices of the more than three quarters of a million streets in the UK. The most expensive street beginning with ‘U’ is Upper Phillimore Gardens in London where the average home is worth £5,640,496.

However, streets beginning with the letter Z appear to have the lowest property values – the average property is worth £180,046, or 20% less than the UK average. For example, on Zeus Lane in Waterlooville, Hampshire, the average property value on the street is £141,278.

Streets beginning with the letters T (£248,008) and O (£244,450) came in second and third respectively in terms of the highest average property values, while those starting with the letters J (£190,802) and A (£211,744) have the second and third lowest property prices.

Moreover, vowels beat consonants when it comes to house prices. The average property on a street beginning with a vowel is worth £6,306 more than a street beginning with a consonant. Street names beginning with a consonant have an average property value of £222,789, compared to £229,095 for those with a vowel.

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  • SergeyBuglak

    It’s funny to infer the property value from vowels or consonants


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