Soccer club Tottenham Hotspur may have narrowly missed out on clinching the English Premier League (EPL) title, but the club has taken home an unlikely consolation prize.
A new study tracking residential price performance around the home grounds of 20 EPL clubs revealed the area surrounding Spurs' home stadium, White Hart Lane in north London, recorded the greatest gains in 2015 with an 18.4 percent annual uptick.
Undertaken by property consultancy firm Knight Frank, the study said Crossrail, a new high-frequency railway line currently under construction, has already boosted home prices in the area and the proposed Crossrail 2, a line that would connect north and south London, is expected to magnify these gains.
The Boleyn Ground, West Ham United's stadium in east London, saw the second highest price increase at 13.2 percent, although the team are in the process of moving to the former Olympic stadium this summer in Stratford. Watford's Vicarage Road stadium followed in third with a 10.6 percentage gain.
It's no coincidence that three of the top five performers are clubs based in or around the Greater London area, a region that has logged astounding price growth in recent years. The average London house price in February this year was £524,000 ($756,844), an annual rise of 9.7 percent, according to official data released last month. Meanwhile, the average house price in England rose 8.2 percent to £298,000.
EPL champions Leicester City came in seventh place, with home prices around the King Power Stadium climbing 6.6 percent.