Cornwall’s real-life Monopoly board according to towns’ house prices

Sometimes life can feel like a bit of a game. We do our best to stay out of jail, try to avoid extra taxes and every now and again we throw the dice and take a chance.

But as with all games, there are some challenges along the way and getting on the property ladder, especially in some parts of Cornwall, can be pretty tough.

With our beautiful beaches, unique towns and villages and stunning countryside, it’s easy to see why so many people want to live or visit Cornwall – and why house prices are so high in certain areas.

Property Heads, a property social network, has analysed housing market data for the 22 largest towns in Cornwall by population and ranked them all by average sales prices for August.

The experts then compared them to a standard Monopoly board to illustrate the most and least affordable areas in the county.

Padstow has been crowned Cornwall’s Mayfair with the average house costing just shy of £400,000.

Meanwhile, the data suggests Bodmin is the most affordable area in Cornwall with an average house price of just under £180,000.

Truro takes the spot of Picadilly – a respectable yellow – and St Austell takes the place of pink Pall Mall.

You can see where your town fits into the real-world Monopoly board below.

Padstow takes the place of Mayfair in Cornwall’s real-life Monopoly
(Image: Cornwall Live)

The dark blues, Mayfair and Park Lane

Padstow and St Ives were identified as Cornwall’s answers to Mayfair and Park Lane. Average house prices are currently at £399,182 and £382,713 respectively.

The greens

Fowey (£377,278), Wadebridge (£351,991) and St Agnes (£334,992) make up the next tier of premium property in Cornwall. They occupy the green spaces, home to Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street on the original board.

The yellows

Truro, Tintagel and Falmouth are the yellows of Cornwall, compared to Piccadilly, Coventry Street and Leicester Square. Average house prices are currently at £328,342, £325,204 and £319,153.

The reds

The reds are made up by Helston (£310,168), Newquay (£292,853) and Penryn (£268,853). They are most commonly known as Trafalgar Square, Fleet Street and The Strand.

The oranges

Next are the oranges. Hayle (£263,136), Launceston (£250,194) and Redruth (£242, 932) occupy these spots. Vine Street and Marlborough Street are joined by Bow Street on the original Monopoly orange spaces.

The pinks

Gunnislake, Saltash and St Austell represent the pinks. Prices in these areas stand at £239,590, £236,847 and £229,749, respectively.

Light blues

The light blues, which represent some of the more affordable property on the Monopoly board, are represented by Penzance (£223,346), St Columb (£222,133) and Liskeard (£203, 386).

The browns

Finally, Cornwall’s most affordable property can be found in Camborne and Bodmin. Prices currently stand at £199,199 and £179,477, respectively.

Cornwall Live