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.
You can see where your town fits into the real-world Monopoly board below.
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.
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.
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.
Gunnislake, Saltash and St Austell represent the pinks. Prices in these areas stand at £239,590, £236,847 and £229,749, respectively.
Finally, Cornwall’s most affordable property can be found in Camborne and Bodmin. Prices currently stand at £199,199 and £179,477, respectively.