easyProperty names rugby property hotspots
Online estate agent easyProperty has revealed the biggest house price rises near rugby stadiums in the UK.
The agent looked a property price increases between 1991 and 2015 (since the last World Cup was hosted in England).
And the winner is…
Surprisingly the place which has seen the biggest price increase is outside of London.
Located on the south coast of England, Brighton property values have increased by 405% since 1991.
The average property price in Brighton was £54,677 in 1991. Fast forward 24 years and the average property in Brighton will now set a buyer back £276,000.
Brighton hosted two Rugby World Cup games at the Amex Stadium this year – most notably Japan’s win over South Africa.
‘Many people will be surprised that the biggest rise in property value has come outside of London. As well as being a commuter town for London, Brighton is growing in popularity with innovative start-ups,’ Rob Ellice, chief executive of easyProperty commented.
‘As well as increasing tourism levels and regenerating local areas, access to professional sports facilities is seen as very desirable for families,’ Ellice added.
The second, third and fourth spots all go to locations in London.
Property prices near Wembley Stadium have increased by an impressive 395% over the last 24 years. The average house price in the area now stands at £385,000.
Average property prices near London’s Twickenham Stadium have increased by a steep 345% and properties in east London, near the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium have increased by 324%.
It’s not just property prices in the south of England which have increased in price over the last 24 years.
Average property prices near one of the world’s most famous football grounds, Manchester City Stadium in Manchester have increased by 219%, 187% increase has been witnessed near Birmingham’s Villa Park Stadium, 181% increase near Elland Road in Leeds and 176% increase has been seen near St James’ Park in Newcastle.