Sunday 18 March 2018

Which football club is top of Premier League house price table?

Premier League 2016 winners Chelsea
Premier League 2016 winners Chelsea

Vicky Shaw

To mark the start of the 26th Premier League season, Halifax looked at the house prices of properties near the grounds of the 49 football clubs that have played in the Premier League since 1992.

Tottenham Hotspur have been crowned champions of a house price Premier League table.

Halifax analysed how property values in these areas have changed over the last 20 years.

Since 1997, the average home value in the postal district surrounding Tottenham's stadium has soared by 655pc, from £59,638 in 1997 to £450,104 in 2017.

West Ham United were runners up with house price growth of 611pc while Charlton Athletic, with growth of 583pc, had the highest house price growth for a club no longer in the top flight.

The average house price for all 49 past and present Premier League football clubs has risen by 326pc.

Last year's Premier League champions Chelsea jointly take the title for the most expensive area to live, alongside Fulham, with an average house price of £1.1m in the surrounding area.

North London rivals Arsenal, at £763,401, and Tottenham, at £450,104, are in second and third place respectively.

Halifax housing economist Martin Ellis said: "As we welcome the 26th Premier League season, it appears that success on the field has rubbed off on property prices in the areas surrounding the grounds of many of the nation's top-flight clubs.

"In the last 20 years, average house prices immediately outside some of the country's top clubs have seen rises that far outstrip the country as a whole, with some areas also benefiting from the associated infrastructure improvements that come with clubs moving to new stadiums."

Here are the past and present Premier League clubs with the highest percentage change in house prices over the past 20 years, according to Halifax, with the average house price in 2017 followed by the increase:


1. Tottenham Hotspur, £450,104, 655pc

2. West Ham United, £330,459, 611pc

3. Charlton Athletic, £464,208, 583pc

4. Queens Park Rangers, £704,042, 548pc

=5. Chelsea, £1,108,649, 524pc

=5. Fulham, £1,108,649, 524pc


And here are the five clubs at the bottom of Halifax's table, with the average house price in the surrounding area and the change over the past 20 years:

1. Blackpool, £88,668, 124pc

2. Middlesbrough, £69,630, 135pc

3. Newcastle United, £148,775, 146pc

4. Bradford City, £93,174, 155pc

5. Wolverhampton, £102,675, 157pc

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