Do you live in Taunton's top ten most expensive streets? Find out here

Do you live in Taunton's top ten most expensive streets? Find out here

Lodge Close

Haines Hill.

Queen's Drive.

Highlands.

Mount Nebo.

Stonegallows.

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TAUNTON's most lucrative street to live in is EIGHT times more expensive that the cheapest road in the town.

Figures from house price sales in the last five years from OurProperty.co.uk show properties in Lodge Close, near Taunton Deane cemetery, are on average the priciest to live in at a pocket-busting £485,000.

There are also a number of exclusive addresses in streets off Trull Road including Haines Hill, which currently sell for an average of £473,666, closely followed by Queen's Drive on £460,750.

Other hotspots include Hammett Street (£391,000) in the town centre, Stonegallows (£363,441) heading out of Taunton the A38 and Holway Avenue, which links South Street and Silver Street which runs in at £357,500.

If you have your eyes of Millionaire's Row then you have to look closer to the sea with Brudenell Avenue in Poole topping the South-West table at an impressive average property price of £1.98million.

Michael Dukes, of Greenslade Taylor Hunt, said there may not be room for a Millionaire's Row in Taunton but there is scope for properties around the £3/4million mark.

He said: “We are working on a scheme which will see a birth of new up-market low density properties because that is what people with money want.

“The top ten list is bang on - properties in these areas tick all the boxes in terms of interesting architecture, good schools, quiet backdrops and the convenience of the town centre nearby.”

The average house price in Taunton Deane at the end of last year was £217,521, around £55,000 above the national average of £162,080.

Figures show detached properties fetching £316,912, semi-detached costing £194,462, terraced houses selling for £166,409 and flats for £127,309.

West Somerset boasts the highest average house price across the county setting you back £233,145 on average for a property.

There are ten streets in Taunton where the average priced paid for a property in the last five years was below £105,000, including one in Halcon, four in the town centre, two in Rowbarton, two in Holway and one in Sherford.

Top 10 most expensive roads in Taunton

1. Lodge Close £485,000

2. Haines Hill £473,666

3. Queens Drive £460,750

4. Highlands £412,500

5. Mount Nebo £410,667

6. Batts Park £400,000

7. Hammet Street £391,000

8. Trull Road £375,231

9. Stonegallows £363,441

10. Holway Avenue £357,500

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3:25pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Siker72 says...

What?, no Halcon or lambrook road? ... I'm surprised ... Lol
What?, no Halcon or lambrook road? ... I'm surprised ... Lol Siker72
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4:25pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Ladybird555 says...

Surprising that Wild Oak Lane, Trull isn't on that list.
Surprising that Wild Oak Lane, Trull isn't on that list. Ladybird555
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8:31pm Fri 8 Feb 13

swjoduk says...

maybe not houses have sold recently in Wild Oak Lane?

My simple answer is no, I don't live in one of those, I live in Bridgwater!

Any chance of a similar story for Bridgwater.

How about a spin on it, 'cheapest streets' in Taunton, and Bridgwater
maybe not houses have sold recently in Wild Oak Lane? My simple answer is no, I don't live in one of those, I live in Bridgwater! Any chance of a similar story for Bridgwater. How about a spin on it, 'cheapest streets' in Taunton, and Bridgwater swjoduk
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9:03pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Mark1970 says...

What is the point swjoduk? All of Bridgwater is cheap anyway. I am shocked that this article has not come with free advertising for a local company.
What is the point swjoduk? All of Bridgwater is cheap anyway. I am shocked that this article has not come with free advertising for a local company. Mark1970
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10:44pm Sat 9 Feb 13

Mi_Coc says...

I lived in a house off deane drive that backed onto lodge close and I like the location but there is practically no water pressure. Could barely run the shower. The chap behind me in lodge said he loved the location but his house and the water pressure etc was a nightmare.
I lived in a house off deane drive that backed onto lodge close and I like the location but there is practically no water pressure. Could barely run the shower. The chap behind me in lodge said he loved the location but his house and the water pressure etc was a nightmare. Mi_Coc
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10:55am Sun 10 Feb 13

boliston says...

I think this type of survey is a bit unrealistic as it does not take property size into account. Take for example two streets, one with mainly 2 bedroom apartments in the £200-£250k range and another with mainly 4 bedroom detached houses in the same price range - I would say that the street with the apartments would be classed as "more expensive" as the relative price of the apartments in terms of property size is much higher.
I think this type of survey is a bit unrealistic as it does not take property size into account. Take for example two streets, one with mainly 2 bedroom apartments in the £200-£250k range and another with mainly 4 bedroom detached houses in the same price range - I would say that the street with the apartments would be classed as "more expensive" as the relative price of the apartments in terms of property size is much higher. boliston
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