Hart, Winchester and Guildford among best places to live in UK

Tue 22 Dec 2015

The best places to live in the UK have been revealed - with the Hampshire district of Hart taking top spot for the fifth consecutive year.

A new study by Halifax evaluated a number of factors - including health, weather, crime rates, salaries and personal wellbeing - and concluded the highest quality of life can be found in Hart.

Residents of the area, which is centred on the town of Fleet, benefit from an average weekly wage of £865, easy access to the county’s largest freshwater lake and extremely good health that has resulted in a life expectancy of 86.6 years for women and 82.4 years for men.

However, Hart is not the only place people seeking a great place to live should consider buying a property, as a host of other towns and regions fared well in the study.

Thame in south Oxfordshire was named the second best place to live in the country, while the Chiltern Hills offers the third highest quality of life and the historic city of Winchester finished fourth.

Guildford was one of the big movers in comparison with last year’s findings, rising 15 places to eighth. The county town of Surrey offers beautiful properties on peaceful streets around a magnificent cathedral, as well as great links with central London.

The research also found people in Knightsbridge & Chelsea enjoy the highest average weekly earnings, with each individual typically being paid £1,238. However, employment was highest in Winchester, where 87.4 per cent of the population is in work.

Leaders estate agents boasts branches in a number of these highly sought-after locations, so for advice you can trust on selling, letting, buying or renting a home in your favourite part of the UK, please contact your local Leaders branch today.