Two Warwickshire towns better places to live than Leamington - The Leamington Observer

Two Warwickshire towns better places to live than Leamington

Ian Hughes 16th Dec, 2017 Updated: 17th Dec, 2017   0

LEAMINGTON may be the happiest place in the UK but two of its Warwickshire neighbours are apparently better places to live.

Both Stratford-upon-Avon (10th) and Rugby (20th) feature in the the annual Halifax quality of life study which looked at a range of factors including health, earnings, crime rates and life expectancy.

But Leamington, which was named happiest place in October in a RightMove survey – which asked people to rate where they live for factors such as community spirit, feeling safe, friendliness, amenities and the cost of living – failed to find a place in the top 20.

Hart in Hampshire topped the list, followed by the Orkney Islands, with Rutland in the East Midlands third.

The top 20 places to live in the UK

1 – Hart, Hampshire

2- Orkney Islands, Scotland

3 – Rutland, East Midlands

4 – Wychavon, Worcestershire

5- Winchester, Hampshiret

6 – Wokingham, Berkshire

7 – Waverley, Surrey

8- Craven, North Yorkshire

9 – Richmondshire, North Yorkshire

10 – Stratford-upon-Avon

11 – Uttlesford, Essex

12 – Ryedale, North Yorkshire

13 – Westminster, London

14 – South Oxfordshire

15 – St Albans, Hertfordshire

16 – Tonbridge and Malling, Kent

17 – East Hertfordshire

18 – City of London

19 – Chiltern, Buckinghamshire

20 – Rugby, Warwickshire


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