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The nation’s most popular road names based on property sales

Em Morley - October 14, 2020

An analysis by property portal OpenBrix has revealed the nation’s most popular road names based on the highest number of homes sold in the last 12 months.

It looked at sold price records from the Land Registry to calculate which road names appeared most often.

The research shows that with nearly ten thousand transactions, addresses containing the word ‘Saint’ have proved the most popular amongst UK homebuyers. In second place is ‘High’, appearing in the addresses of 4,853 properties. In third place is ‘Church’, at 4,185.

OpenBrix also looked at the most expensive options on this list of popular road names. ‘Whistler’ came top, with the average sold price of just over £6m. 

Barrons (£1.8m) is the next most expensive followed by Portugal (£1.474m), Paddington (£1.337m) and Fitzjohns (£1.287m).  

Adam Pigott, CEO of OpenBrix, commented: “When it comes to the most popular road names there’s an almost biblical feel in terms of those to have seen the highest level of transactions in the last year. 

Our property prayers have certainly been answered in recent months, with the market bouncing back at a phenomenal rate following the initial pandemic lockdown. 

Market indicators on all fronts are showing some of the strongest price growth in quite some time and so any fears of a market collapse seem to have been well and truly put to bed.”

Most popular street names based on property transactions in England and Wales over the last 12 months
Street NameCount – transactionsAve (median) price
Saint9598£225,000
HIGH4853£245,000
CHURCH4185£270,000
PARK3367£227,500
WEST2714£222,500
STATION2563£235,000
OLD2532£262,500
NEW2275£219,500
VICTORIA2027£185,000
NORTH2013£225,000
SOUTH1910£225,000
MAIN1860£269,000
MANOR1851£258,000
MILL1845£232,950
QUEENS1464£200,000
LONDON1371£254,000
LOWER1296£255,000
EAST1292£210,500
GREEN1286£250,000
CHAPEL1263£205,000
MEADOW1259£230,000
KINGS1255£260,000
ORCHARD1229£269,995
UPPER1129£260,000
OAK1075£240,000
Source: Land Registry Price Paid Data
Most expensive popular street names
Street NameAve (median) price
WHISTLER£6,010,417
BARRONS£1,815,030
PORTUGAL£1,474,400
PADDINGTON£1,337,500
FITZJOHNS£1,287,500
Source: Land Registry Price Paid Data

In August this year, GetAgent.co.uk also published their own list of most popular road names: www.landlordnews.co.uk/most-popular-road-names/.