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To be able to afford property in Wimbledon, you’d need to win Wimbledon, according to new research.
According to research by online estate agents HouseSimple.com, the average house prices in Wimbledon Village, SW19, which is a short walk from the courts are far and way the highest of all four tournament venues. At more than £1.5m, you’d actually have to win the Wimbledon Championships to be able to afford to buy a property close by.
Average property prices in Wimbledon Village currently standing at £1,591,939, compared to £604,932 near Melbourne Park, the Australian Open venue, £466,193 close to the site of the US Open, in Flushing Meadows, and just £459,957 near Roland Garros, in the 16th arrondissement of Paris.
With this year’s men’s and women’s Wimbledon champions each picking up a cheque for a cool £2m, they wouldn’t get much change if they bought in Wimbledon Village, although average property prices across the whole of SW19, are a little more reasonable at £874,857.
Alex Gosling, CEO of online estate agents HouseSimple.com said: “Most of us have more chance of winning a set – well maybe a game – against Andy Murray, than buying a property near the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
“However, property prices close to the Wimbledon Championships pale in comparison to average prices next to the Holland Park Lawn Tennis Club. Even if you combined the men’s and women’s winners cheques, they still wouldn’t cover the average price of a property in the area.”
Take a look at this table: