Hart the Herald …

The Halifax have just released their annual review ‘survey’ about the top 50 places with the best quality of life to live in the UK in 2017.

Their ‘Quality of Life’ survey is based on all the essential ingredients important to one’s life – health and life expectancy, wellbeing, earnings, employment, crime rates and climate.

Picture2[1]In the survey, 17 out of the top 50 places to live within the UK as a whole, are quoted as being within the South East. Of the 17 places quoted within the South East, over 20% are located south of London within the Surrey / Sussex / Hampshire counties, with the district of Hart, Hampshire becoming the overall winner.

WP_20150616_11_33_22_ProHart is a delightful district encompassing many beautiful villages and hamlets including the elegant Georgian hamlet of Odiham, the enchanting village of Hartley Wintney and the highly sought after village of Crondall.

For several years now, statistics have shown that an ever increasing tranche of families are continuing to actively relocate from London and its suburbs to ‘the country’, as well as those moving back from overseas, all seeking to enjoy the many trappings that ‘country life’ has to offer – larger dwellings for one’s budget, fresh air, excellent schooling, access to beautiful beaches and coastline, first rate transport links to Waterloo and Victoria stations, and perhaps most importantly, good local pubs … the list goes on.

Below is the comprehensive list of the Halifax Top 50 places with the best quality of life to live in the UK in 2017:

● 1. Hart, South East
● 2. Orkney Islands, Scotland
● 3. Rutland, East Midlands
● 4. Wychavon, West Midlands
● 5. Winchester, South East
● 6. Wokingham, South East
● 7. Waverley, South East
● 8. Craven, Yorkshire and the Humber
● 9. Richmondshire, Yorkshire and the Humber
● 10. Stratford-on-Avon, West Midlands
● 11. Uttlesford, East of England
● 12. Ryedale, Yorkshire and the Humber
● 13. Westminster, London
● 14. South Oxfordshire, South East
● 15. St Albans, East of England
● 16. Tonbridge and Malling, South East
● 17. East Hertfordshire, East of England
● 18. City of London, London
● 19. Chiltern, South East
● 20. Rugby, West Midlands
● 21. Selby, Yorkshire and the Humber
● 22. St Edmundsbury, East of England
● 23. Mole Valley, South East
● 24. Suffolk Coastal, East of England
● 25. Purbeck, South West
● 26. Harrogate, Yorkshire and the Humber
● 27. Hambleton, Yorkshire and the Humber
● 28. West Oxfordshire, South East
● 29. Lichfield, West Midlands
● 30. Harborough, East Midlands
● 31. Monmouthshire, Wales
● 32. Eden, North West
● 33. Mid Sussex, South East
● 34. South Cambridgeshire, East of England
● 35. Richmond upon Thames, London
● 36. Tewkesbury, South West
● 37. Windsor and Maidenhead, South East
● 38. Chelmsford, East of England
● 39. Chichester, South East
● 40. Babergh, East of England
● 41. Kensington and Chelsea, London
● 42. Woking, South East
● 43. Maldon, East of England
● 44. Wycombe, South East
● 45. Cotswold, South West
● 46. Aylesbury Vale, South East
● 47. Wiltshire, South West
● 48. Stroud, South West
● 49. Test Valley, South East
● 50. Lewes, South East

If you are considering relocating at this time and would like some professional advice and assistance tailored to your personal requirements, please contact either Stephen or Richard of Coast & Downland Property Relocation Experts, without obligation, to discuss your situation further.

Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year

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