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