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Santa Claus is coming to… Slough?

19 December 2018

  • Yorkshire Building Society analysed the average house price on streets Santa might consider if he ever looks to move from the North Pole
  • Christmas Lane in Slough has the highest average property price of £886,666; compared to Christmas Street in Liverpool with an average of £76,000

If Santa Claus is thinking of upping sticks, or poles for that matter, and fancies a move to the – slightly – warmer climes of the UK, analysis[i] by Yorkshire Building Society has revealed the average house price of festive UK addresses to rival the North Pole.

Research by the Society shows that if Santa feels he has been good and is looking to give himself a Christmas treat then he could park up his Sleigh in Slough on Christmas Lane in Farnham Common, at the most expensive address, costing on average[ii] £886,666.

Top 15 UK Christmas Streets (sorted by average house price)

Ranking

Postal district and town

Average Christmas Street  sale price, 2008-18

1

Christmas Lane, Farnham Common, Slough, Buckinghamshire

£886,666

2

Christmas Hill, Shalford, Guildford, Surrey

£719,437

3

Cold Christmas Lane, Thundridge, Ware, Hertfordshire

£551,937

4

Christmas Tree Crescent, Hawkwell, Hockley, Essex

£498,771

5

Christmas Hill, South Wonston, Winchester, Hampshire

£442,021

6

Christmas Pie Avenue, Normandy, Guildford, Surrey

£398,259

7

Christmas Lane, High Halstow, Rochester, Medway

£378,527

8

Christmas Lane, Metfield, Harleston, Suffolk

£289,500

9

Christmas Lane, Lowestoft, Waveney, Suffolk

£275,987

10

Christmas Steps, Bristol

£261,250

11

Christmas Street, Bristol

£257,150

12

Christmas Street, Gillingham, Medway

£172,987

13

Christmas Place, Dunston, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear

£144,291

14

Christmas Field, Sible Hedingham, Braintree, Essex

£136,624

15

Christmas Street, Liverpool, Merseyside

£76,000

 

Source: Land Registry database
 

Although if Saint Nick is looking to grab a property bargain – then Christmas Street in Liverpool offers great value at £76,000.

However if he has had enough of Christmas but still wants a festive address he could always consider moving to Quality Street in High Shincliffe, Durham, where the average house price is £158,000.                                                                                                  

Benjamin Merritt, Senior Product Manager at Yorkshire Building Society, said:

Should Santa relocate from the North Pole and purchase a home on one of the UK’s Christmas streets it would seem he has a lot of choice across the country.
While we’re unsure of Santa’s income or affordability considering he only really works one day a year, Christmas Street in Bristol might be the best place for him to start his house hunt given it’s not far off the country’s average house price of £243,639[iii].

 

[i] The analysis included all 15 street names that included the word Christmas in the UK where there had been a residential property sale between January 1, 2008, and December 12, 2018. All data is taken from the Land Registry Paid Prices database.

[ii] This is the average of total residential sales on the street between 2008 and 2018.

[iii] According to the UK House Price Index the average cost of a house in April 2018 is £243,639, compared to the £257,150.

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