Despite recent economic uncertainty, it has been reported that Britain has never been a better place to live. January saw unexpected growth in GDP, and the UK has also been ranked 15th out of 156 in the UN’s annual World Happiness Report. Alongside these statistics, England does have some of the most beautifully diverse regions across the country. So, if you’re considering a move or a big relocation, where’s the perfect place to enjoy all of these benefits.
In celebration of St George’s Day, we take a look at some of the best spots in England to call home.
Richmondshire, North Yorkshire
This Yorkshire district was placed second in Halifax’s 2019 quality of life survey, and it’s not hard to see why. The area encompasses some of the spectacular landscapes in the country and has a thriving community vibe in its towns and villages.
Richmondshire also has low crime rates and traffic flow. Plus, it has a large number of pubs compared to the inhabitants. So you’ll never be far from a pint and excellent pub grub.
Frome was named as one of the top ten places to live in Britain by The Sunday Times in 2018. This Somerset town is ideal for those looking for a quaint setting but within commutable distance to the South West cities of Bath and Bristol.
It’s charming architecture, and independent boutiques prove a popular draw for both old and young alike. You’ll also enjoy lower house prices, good schools and lots of things to see and do in the region.
This large town in South East England was named in the Royal Mail’s 2017 annual ranking of the top places to live and work in the country. The area boasts an impressive heritage and has undergone extensive redevelopment in recent years in its famous dock area. It enjoys lower house prices outside of the London bubble, however, it still has good links to the city if you’re looking for a commutable journey.
For those looking for city living, Manchester is one of the top spots to enjoy a great work/life balance according to Royal Mail’s 2018 annual survey. The city boasts lots of green spaces so you can enjoy downtime amongst the hustle and bustle. It also has a more affordable cost of living compared to southern locations.
Manchester has a thriving business community too and is a great place to work. Plus there is a huge arts and culture vibe, and a cosmopolitan variety of event and festivities throughout the year.
Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear
Just a short drive from the vibrant city of Newcastle brings you to a location ranked ‘one of the best seaside towns in Britain’ by Rough Guides. This is a great spot for anyone looking to relocate to the coast but enjoy a mix of the quiet life and nearby city amenities. The area is renowned for its breath-taking shoreline and views at King Edward’s Bay. It also boasts some of the best food markets in the region.
Tynemouth has some of the most affordable housing in the country alongside many other northern locations. So you could move to your perfect home without the hefty price tag.
If you’re searching for your forever home in England, check out the range of properties here to find your dream location.