Coronation Street sees largest property price increases amongst soaps

Jessica Nangle

March 15, 2017

Manchester’s Coronation Street has seen the largest percentage increase in property value out of any other British soap opera, according to latest research from

eMoov looked at each screen stars property type the year they first appeared on screen and how much they have increased in value.

Manchester has experienced the largest percentage increase in property value from December 1960 with an increase of almost 9000%, closely followed by Brookside’s home of Liverpool (705%).

Properties in the East End of London, home to popular soap Eastenders, saw a 481% with house prices costing £35,400 at the show’s inception in 1985 and costing £494,231 on today’s market.

Properties in both Emmerdale and Casualty’s settings saw a price increase by 420% in their 31st year running.

Russell Quirk, founder and chief executive of, said: “It is always interesting to know what the properties of our favourite stars on television cost in relation to our own lives.

“But what is more eye opening is the increase that these iconic characters have experienced over the years as property values across the UK have increased at such incredible growths.”

Birmingham’s Doctors saw the lowest price increase at 31% with a terraced house costing £112,267 in 2005 and increasing to £146,000 today.


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