LOSES TOP SPOT IN THE QUALITY of
In the last six years, Hart, the district which encompasses Fleet, Eversley
and Yateley, has topped Halifax's Quality of Life survey five times.
Halifax's Quality of
Life survey takes into account a number of factors when creating its league bible including; residents' health and life expectancy, wellbeing, earnings, employment, crime rates and weather.
In 2019 Orkney was crowned the UK’s best place to live
* Orkney knocks Hart off top spot, Richmondshire now in second place
* South East England has the most areas in the top 50
* People in Rushmoor, Hampshire are officially the happiest in the UK
Orkney has finally been crowned the UK’s best place to live, following
the past two
years as runner up, according to the 2019 Halifax Quality of Life Survey.
The archipelago, famed for its spectacular landscapes and archaeological
the top spot based on Orcadians’ high employment levels, low crime rate,
strong exam results,
smaller primary class sizes and good health and happiness scores.
Richmondshire in North Yorkshire took second place (up from 9th), followed
by Rutland in the
East Midlands, Hambleton in North Yorkshire and Eden in Cumbria in fifth
Russell Galley, Managing Director, Halifax, said: “Orkney has
considered one of the best places to live in the UK and Orcadians will be
delighted to hear
they have now taken the crown. Its remote location may not be for
everyone, but this comes
with the benefit of having high employment, low crime rates, smaller class
sizes and more
“While the South East continues to have the most locations in the top
50, we’ve seen
Northern areas perform particularly well on education while they also
benefit from lower
house prices when compared to average earnings.”
More than half of the top 50 places to live are now outside Southern
More than half (28) of the top 50 best places to live in the UK are now
England, with eight in the East of England, including St Albans (9
th), East Hertfordshire (14th)
and Uttlesford (18th).
East Midlands, West Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber each have five
including Rutland (3rd), Hambleton (4th), Ryedale (8th) and Derbyshire
Dales (10th). The North
West and Scotland both have two areas and Wales one – Eden (5th), Ribble
Orkney (1st), Shetland (39th) and Monmouthshire (48th).
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