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The Best Places To Live In The UK Revealed In New Research

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Nowadays we know how important quality of life is. We’re all looking for a job where we feel valued, satisfied, inspired maybe but most of all - happy. Most of us spend a lot of time at work. We also spend a lot of time at home, so it’s just as important to find somewhere you love living. With this in mind, we thought we’d write our latest blog about the best places to live in the UK in 2019…

The Best Places To Live In The UK Revealed In New Research

Top Ten Places To Live In The UK

Taken from a recent article by House Beautiful, here are the best places to live in the UK in 2019:

  1. Orkney, Scotland
  2. Richmondshire, Yorkshire and The Humber
  3. Rutland, East Midlands
  4. Hambleton, Yorkshire and The Humber
  5. Eden, North West
  6. South Oxfordshire, South East
  7. Cotswold, South West
  8. Ryedale, Yorkshire and The Humber
  9. St Albans, East of England
  10. Derbyshire Dales, East Midlands

Why Is Orkney The Best Place To Live?

A group of islands off the northeast of Scotland, Orkney or the Orkney Islands contain some of the oldest and best-preserved Neolithic sites in Europe, which are a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has an abundance of wildlife, fertile soil perfect for farming and a unique history but why is Orkney the best place to live?

It's one of the most affordable places to live, has the highest employment rate, smaller primary school class sizes with excellent exam results and one of the lowest crime rates in the country. The latest Office for National Statistics figures indicate that adults living in Orkney are amongst the most happy, satisfied and content in the UK, with low anxiety rates; residents feel fit and well, with 97% reporting good or fairly good health!

Why Is Orkney Scotland The Best Place To Live?

Things To Think About When Looking For Your New Home

First of all, you need to make a list of your priorities and needs to keep referring back to in case you get distracted or carried away with an unrealistic plan. Do you have children that are of school age, or a relative you need to be close to so you can help out? These types of things will obviously have an impact on where and how far away you can move to.

These are the most common things people consider when they’re looking to move home:

  • House sizes and prices
  • Employment
  • Wages
  • Schools - class sizes and exam results
  • Traffic
  • C02 emissions
  • Sunshine
  • Rainfall
  • Local area
  • Population
  • Burglary rate
  • Pubs
  • Broadband speed
  • Lifestyle
  • Happiness
  • Life satisfaction and health
  • Life expectancy

At The Top Of Our List: Sandbach, Cheshire

The Move Home Faster office based in Sandbach, so we of course think Cheshire should be at the top of the list!

With many listed buildings, bridges and memorials... television celebrities, notable people and sportsmen coming from or choosing to live in Sandbach, along with the markets, annual transport festival, local brass bands and some lovely local pubs; is it any wonder we love Sandbach so much?

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