Ryan Reynolds makes house prices in Wrexham soar after spending millions on football success | The Sun

RYAN Reynolds is making house prices soar in Wrexham after spending millions on its team's football success.

House prices have risen by 16 per cent in the Welsh town since the Deadpool star and fellow Hollywood actor Rob McElhenney bought Wrexham AFC in 2020.

The pair forked out £2million for the club, which on Saturday was promoted to the National League after 15 years at non-league level.

They also filmed the Welcome to Wrexham documentary on Disney+ and presided over celebrations when Wrexham was designated a city.

The Hollywood stars have even famous friends to visit, with Will Ferrell spotted chatting to locals at the Turf pub.

Rightmove says house prices have risen 16 per cent since mid-2020 off the back of this unfolding fairy tale.

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Local estate agent Adam Palmer told the Mail: "Reynolds and McElhenney have caused a real buzz in the town and have put the area on the map outside of Wales.

"You can't walk far without hearing someone talking about it.

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"A significant amount of the housing stock in Wrexham is under £500,000 and there's no denying you get a lot more for your money than in the well-known neighbouring towns, such as Chester."

Research by another estate agent, Belvoir, found that the average price of a home in Wrexham is £192,914 – and a flat could be yours for £110,000.

The city has two indoor markets and a weekly outdoor one, as well as a new science museum and a deli ranked Wales's best earlier this year.

Nearby are the pretty River Dee and the National Trust's Erddig Parkland – and the "Millionaire's Row" village of Marford, where Reynolds is said to be house-hunting.

Wrexham's new fame has a dark side – with the local McDonald's playing classical music on match days to calm rowdy fans.

Some residents have slammed rising visitor numbers and traffic jams in the city centre.

But house prices are set to follow Wrexham AFC's upward journey through the league table – whether locals like it or not.

It comes after residents in another idyllic Welsh town said they are terrified their picturesque cliffs could collapse because of a rat infestation.

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