Premier locations for premier footballers
WITH the January player transfer window having now closed, estate agents across the UK will now be kept busy helping to find homes for the relocated players and their wags in their new surroundings. So, we took a look at these areas in a little more detail and compiled the Zoopla.co.uk Premier League Property Hotspots.
Oxshott in Surrey, home to ex-England captain John Terry and celebrity couple Jamie and Louise Redknapp, tops the Premier League property hotspots list, with average property prices in a league of their own at an eye-watering £1,456,865. Wannabe wags will also be eyeing Hampstead in North London, in second place with average property values of £1,068,955 and a long-time favourite among Arsenal players, including Russian star Andrei Arshavin.
Those players and wags looking to surround themselves with Premier League neighbours should look no further than Esher in Surrey, where a star-studded line-up of residents includes Chelsea and England star Frank Lampard and wife Christine Bleakley, Ashley Cole and Gary and Danielle Lineker and where the average property prices currently stand at £756,016.
In terms of performance, Cobham in Surrey – home to Chelsea FC's training ground – comes out on top. Average house prices in the area have risen 6.35 per cent since last February, making it the top performing Premier League property hotspot over the past year. In second place is Hale in Cheshire, home to Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic, where average property values have increased by 5.90 per cent over the last 12 months.
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Another notable Premier League property hotspot is Alderley Edge in Lancashire, whose list of current and former property residents reads like a Manchester derby team sheet. Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick, Gareth Barry and England number one Joe Hart all live in the small village where the average property is currently worth £472,821 according to Zoopla.co.uk. Former residents include Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham.
So, if a Premier League footballer is the main prize for an aspiring wag, then a Premier League pad is not far behind. Average property prices in these hotspots are sky-high, especially in some of the more renowned Premier League property hotspots like Oxshott, Cobham and Esher in Surrey but a transfer to a northern club will buy a lot more bang for the wag buck, thanks to notably lower property prices in north.