The market town of Wetherby and surrounding villages could see house prices soar if Leeds United are promoted to the Premier League come the end of the season.
Wetherby is close to the current Leeds United training complex at Thorp Arch and has long been a popular choice with footballers.This situation is only going to increase if the club retakes its place amongst footballs'elite, according to Ben Furnell, Managing Director of Furnell Residential.
He said: "Wetherby, Linton and surrounding areas are already prestigious and highly desirable locations, a fact reflected by the price of property. If Leeds do get into the Premiership it will raise the profile of the area even further which is likely to see prices soar."
However it is not just footballers who are attracted to the area and there are a number of reasons for its popularity according to Ben. "Wetherby has retained its rustic charm and offers a semi-rural lifestyle with the convenience required for modern living.
"It is close to the A1M, M1 and the M62 and you can be in the centre of Leeds in around half an hour. There are also plenty of good schools in the area which makes it a popular location for aspirational families with children."
A recently released league table compiled by researchers from Llyods Bank showing the top ten English market towns commanding the highest house premiums already includes Wetherby at number five, and is the only Yorkshire town to make the prestigious list.
The research also highlighted that property values are now 86 per cent higher than the county average and it significantly out performed the average price premium for a market town in England which is currently 12 per cent. The average house price in Wetherby is now £347,760, almost double the Yorkshire average of £187,135.
"We have vast experience of the property market in this part of the world which has helped us complete numerous successful sales, making us the 'go to' agent for people looking for a highly personalised and discreet service, " added Ben.