Best place to live in the UK.

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    Hart in Hampshire named as UK's most desirable place

    'Best area to live' list revealed
    The Hampshire district of Hart has been named as the UK's most desirable place to live for quality of life.

    The annual study by the Halifax bank took into account factors such as jobs, housing, health and crime as well as weather, traffic and broadband access.

    The survey found that 95% of people in the local authority area of Hart were in good health and they tended to have incomes 40% above the national average.

    No places in northern England, Scotland or Wales were in the top 50 locations.

    Of the top 50 places, 27 were southern England and 15 were in eastern England.

    The district of Hart is in north-east Hampshire and includes the towns of Fleet and Yateley.

    The River Hart flows through the rural area which has 1,000 buildings listed as being of special architectural or historical interest and more than 30 conservation areas.

    House prices
    Halifax economist Martin Ellis said: "Residents of Hart benefit from a combination of above-average weekly earnings, a low crime rate and good health amongst other factors.

    "On the other hand, average house prices in the area are amongst the highest relative to local earnings, highlighting that a high standard of living often comes at a price."

    Hart replaces Elmbridge in Surrey, which has been named as the top location for the past three years.

    The only places outside the south and east of England in the top 50 were Wychavon in Worcestershire, Rushcliffe in Nottingham, Rutland, and North Kesteven in Lincolnshire.

    In Scotland, the most desirable place to live was named in a Bank of Scotland survey as the Shetland Islands, ousting Aberdeenshire from top spot.


    Wonder which town was the worst place to live??
     
  2. And Sandhurst? Not sure if it's in the same district, it's certainly very close to Yateley.

    Easy - Murkeyside. :-D
     
  3. Nah, I couldn't live east of the A34 and feel happy.
     
  4. tuffy52
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    Failsworth,,,just google it FFS....
     
  5. PrinceAlbert
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    I lived in Elmbridge until earlier this year, when I moved Hamphire. A coincidence? I think not.
     
  6. Can't remember it being very restful. And Sandhurst/College Town/Camberley are pretty awful...
     
  7. Fallschirmjager
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    Failsworth is a ****ing rich faggot area.
     
  8. dogs
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    I will raise your Failsworth by 8 miles and give you Rochdale.
     
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  9. eodmatt
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    Hart is just up the road from here. But however desirable it is, it is too bloody cold.
     
  10. PrinceAlbert
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    It's not far from me, though I've never been there.
     
  11. trowel
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    Cold, how can it be cold? For the time of year the weather is positively balmy. Oh, I get it, you`re not English are you?
     
  12. jibman
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    No place in Wales in the top 50?? I thought maybe Merthyr or the Rhondda might have slipped in somewhere !
     
  13. Blackbird Leys in Oxford. No finer place. Leave yours open. Kids are safe. Only drugs are prescription drugs. Amazing place
     
  14. eodmatt
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    What's your post code?
     
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  15. Bullshite. I used to live near there and it's attrocious. Roads are crumbling, to much traffic and to many people crammed in to to small an area, just like the rest of the south. Guess it probably came top cause it's full of old *****, Tory voters and because nothing north of London seems to exist in this country. Personally speaking, I wouldn't live there for all the tea in China.

    Anyway, Merry ****ing Christmas..
     
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