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Top 50 most desirable place to live in the UK: 2014 List

highland cow in Hart, South East

This marks the fourth year in a row that Hart in Hampshire has been named as the “most desirable place to live in the UK” on Halifax quality of life survey top 50 list.

Surrey’s Elmbridge and Winchester in Hampshire came third and second. The statistics are based on jobs, housing, health, crime, weather, broadband access, traffic.

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Known as the least “deprived” and most “privileged” place in the UK, Residents in Hart (a small sleepy district in the north east of Hampshire) enjoy the best quality of life and are found to be the healthiest, live the longest and earn the best wages.

Hart, with an 80% employment rate, while the typical weekly earnings of £843 are more than one-third higher than the national average of £616. The report uses data from various sources including the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Met Office.

highland cow in Hart, South East

The full list of the top 50 PLACES FOR QUALITY OF LIFE IN THE UK

1. Hart, South East

2. Elmbridge, South East

3. Winchester, South East

4. Rutland, East Midlands

5. Chiltern, South East

6. Uttlesford, East of England

7. South Northamptonshire, East Midlands

8. Rushcliffe, East Midlands

9. Wokingham, South East

10. Waverley, South East

11. Warwick, Warwickshire

12. St Albans, East of England

13. South Cambridgeshire, East of England

14. Sevenoaks, South East

15. Richmond upon Thames, South East

16. Bracknell Forest, South East

17. Mid Sussex, South East

18. Huntingdonshire, East of England

19. Mole Valley, South East

20. Surrey Heath, South East

21. South Oxfordshire, South East

22. Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire

23. Guildford, South East

24. Babergh, East of England

25. Chelmsford, East of England

26. Windsor and Maidenhead, South East

27. Reigate and Banstead, South East

28. East Hertfordshire, East of England

29. Basingstoke and Deane, South East

30. West Oxfordshire, South East

31. Tunbridge Wells, South East

32. North Hertfordshire, East of England

33. South Kesteven, East Midlands

34. Kensington and Chelsea, London

35. Rugby, West Midlands

36. Woking, South East

37. Bromley, London

38. Ashford, South East

39. East Cambridgeshire, East of England

40. North Kesteven, East Midlands

41. Aylesbury Vale, South East

42. Tonbridge and Malling, South East

43. Wealden, South East

44. Maidstone, South East

45. Mid Suffolk, East of England

46. Wycombe, South East

47. Orkney Islands, Scotland

48. Epsom and Ewell, South East

49. Central Bedfordshire, East of England

50. Hambleton, Yorkshire and The Humber


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