"Regardless of where you live, the chances are you’ll know a High Street, Station Road or Church Road and so the prominence of such street names no doubt has a part to play when it comes to the frequency of transactions"
- Verona Frankish - Yopa
National estate agency, Yopa, analysed sold price records from the Land Registry looking at the number of transactions to have taken place across England and Wales so far this year (Jan to Aug - latest available), revealing which are the most popular road-names based on sales volumes.
The research shows that there’s a clear winner, with roads named High Street seeing by far the highest number of transactions of all street names.
So far this year, some 1,572 homes have been sold on roads named High Street across England and Wales.
Station Road is the nation’s second most popular street name with 870 property purchases in 2023, while Church Road takes the bronze with 552 homes sold on roads named as such.
Main Street (528) and London Road (520) complete the top five as the only other two street names to see transaction volumes exceed the 500 sale threshold so far this year.
Other road names to make the top 10 include Church Street (472), Park Road (437), Church Lane (344), Victoria Road (337) and Main Road (311).
CEO of Yopa, Verona Frankish, commented: “Regardless of where you live, the chances are you’ll know a High Street, Station Road or Church Road and so the prominence of such street names no doubt has a part to play when it comes to the frequency of transactions.
“That said, given the historic makeup of the property market, it’s also likely that such roads are found in prime locations that hold a greater degree of appeal to buyers.
“Most towns are centred around a high street and a train station, while historically, churches also played a key role in society.
"As a result, it’s a safe bet that roads named as such will benefit from central locations, an abundance of amenities and good transport links. All of which are all desirable features when it comes to attracting home buyers.”