The UK’s most popular house numbers demanding premium prices

In London, the most valuable house number is 23 with the average price hitting £580,000, £70,000 more than the average London house price of £510,299.

Research by the estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, revealed the UK’s most valuable house numbers, discovering that single digits, and especially number one, still rule the street. By analysing the sold price records for 2021 so far, GetAgent has compiled a list of the most valuable house numbers in the UK. To qualify, there must have been more than 100 sales transactions for each house number, and the data only includes residential homes, not property types marked as ‘other’.

Using this methodology, the research shows that, excluding London, the most valuable house number in the UK is number one. Of the 7,523 number one homes sold so far in 2021, the sold price for homes numbered one averages £279,950, almost £12,000 more than the current UK average of £265,668.

Following number one is, conveniently, number two. So far in 2021, 7,463 homes have sold with the number two at an average sold price of £272,500. At roughly £7,000 more than the overall UK average house price, this makes numbers one and two the only house numbers to command an average price above the overall UK average.

Single-digit house numbers dominate the rest of the top 10 with one and two being followed by number four (£265,000), six (£262,500), three (£260,000), five (£260,000), eight (£258,400), and then seven (£255,000).

In 9th place is number 10 which brings an average price of £255,000 and then, after a predictable trend of low numbers, the tenth-most valuable house number arrives as an anomaly – number 157 commanding an average price of £255,000.

While one might expect this trend of low house numbers commanding high values to remain consistent throughout the entire nation, when GetAgent analysed the data in London, a very different picture was discovered.

The most valuable house number in London is 23. 347 transactions have taken place with number 23 homes so far in 2021 with the average price hitting £580,000, £70,000 more than the average London house price of £510,299.

In 2nd place is number 46 with an average sold price of £570,000, followed by 64 (£553,000), 47 (£550,125), 42 (£550,000), 67 (£550,000), 57 (£548,500), 4 (£545,000), 11 (£545,000), and 31 (£542,500).

Table shows the most valuable house numbers based on sold prices for properties sold so far in 2021 (Excluding London)
House numberNumber of transactionsAverage (median) price
17523£279,950
27463£272,500
46840£265,000
66031£262,500
36862£260,000
56433£260,000
85715£258,400
75880£255,000
105310£255,000
157107£255,000
95355£252,500
156119£252,000
115060£250,000
124805£250,000
144352£250,000
154221£250,000
173869£250,000
162102£250,000
134159£247,500
164070£246,000
Data sourced from the Land Registry Price Paid records, Jan to June 2021 (latest available), all residential sales excluding properties listed by type as ‘other’
   

Founder and CEO of GetAgent.co.uk, Colby Short, commented:

“The UK housing market is booming – prices are up 13% on the year and demand is hitting all time highs. Moving forward, the market is showing little sign of slowing and while a small number of buyers may have postponed their search now that the stamp duty holiday has ended, they will be dipping a foot back in the market very soon.

All in all, sellers should feel very confident in today’s market, safe in the knowledge that there are plenty of eager buyers out there. But your chances of selling for a better price are even higher if you live in a house with one of the most valuable house numbers attached to it.”

Table shows the most valuable house numbers based on sold prices for properties sold so far in 2021 (London Only)
House numberNumber of transactionsAverage (median) price
23347£580,000
46175£570,000
64145£553,000
47214£550,125
42239£550,000
67129£550,000
57176£548,500
4597£545,000
11481£545,000
31308£542,500
74108£541,500
27326£540,500
54159£540,000
61162£539,000
48186£537,498
19385£536,500
16437£535,000
26323£535,000
37271£535,000
43220£535,000
Data sourced from the Land Registry Price Paid records, Jan to June 2021 (latest available), all residential sales excluding properties listed by type as ‘other’

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