UK-based property experts GetAgent recently conducted a study using eye-tracking software to reveal which streets around the world caught people's gaze the most. According to the study, Herbert Baker Street in Pretoria's residential suburb Groenkloof is the forth most eye-catching street in the world. The street is known for its rows of 100 white, rather than purple, jacarandas that are usually in bloom between September and November.
The study revealed that Philosopher’s Path in Kyoto (Japan) is the most beautiful street in the world, follwed by the Rue Principale in Rocamadour (France) and the Via Baldassarre Galuppi on Burano (Italy).
The 20 Most Eye-Catching Streets In The World:
- Philosopher’s Path in Kyoto, Japan
- Rue Principale in Rocamadour, France
- Via Baldassarre Galuppi on Burano, Italy
- Herbert Baker Street in Pretoria, South Africa
- Lombard Street in San Francisco, USA
- Circus Lane in Edinburgh, UK
- The Circus in Bath, UK
- Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, UK
- Lijnbaansgracht in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Orchard Road in Singapore
- Bourbon Street in New Orleans, USA
- Cherry Blossom Avenue in Bonn, Germany
- Quechua Street in Cusco, Peru
- Rua do Bom Jesus in Recife, Brazil
- Vicars' Close in Wells, UK
- Rue de l'Abreuvoir in Paris, France
- The Street in Castle Combe, UK
- Arlington Row in Bibury, UK
- Via Torre Belvedere in Perugia, Italy
- Elm Hill in Norwich, UK
A list of 50 streets from around the world was compiled using desk research. A sample of 40 participants were shown a series of images of the streets, and eye-tracking software was used to record the number of times people looked at each image and the duration spent looking at them. The average fixation time was then used to rank each street according to how “attractive” it is.