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Hart in Hampshire 'best place to live in UK'

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Westminster which rose to 13th place from 44th in 2016. At number 18, the City of London was the only other London area to make the top 20.

Image copyright Stehen McKay Image caption The market town of Wokingham in Berkshire came sixth in the report Image copyright Stefan Czapski Image caption Waverley in Surrey, which is home to the town of Godalming where the borough’s headquarters are, was seventh on the list However, the study found living in Hart comes at a price, with the average house price standing at £419,231, which is 8.8 times the average annual pre-tax local income.'SENDING LOVE' Peter Kay's best pal speaks out after comedian cancels 2018 tour

Best Places to Live in the UK: Hart tops list for fifth time in six years

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Better than all the rest: Hart in Hampshire named best place to live in the UK for the fifth time in six years

Hart jumped the list from 26th place last year after scoring strongly in the Office for National Statistics (ONS) personal wellbeing survey.

Healthy Hart district in Hampshire named UK's best place to live

The Orkney Islands in Scotland came second, followed by Rutland in the East Midlands, and Wychavon in Worcestershire.

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The Orkney Islands in Scotland took second place, followed by Rutland in the East Midlands, Wychavon in Worcestershire and last year’s winner Winchester in fifth place. The district of Hart, which contains the town of Fleet, has come out top five times in the past six years in the Halifax Quality of Life Survey, which took into account factors such as residents’ health and life expectancy, well-being, earnings, employment, crime rates and weather.

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They enjoy 32.5 hours a week of sun, against the UK average of 29.7. But the average house price is £419,231.

Image copyright Jon Wornham Image caption Wychavon in Worcestershire, which is home to the town of Droitwich Spa and its barge canal which opened in 1771, was named fourth in the study after coming third last year Image copyright PA Image caption Last year’s top scorer, Winchester in Hampshire, dropped to fifth place this year At least nine in 10 Hart residents reported good or fairly good health and the area has the third longest life expectancy for men at 82.5 years, the report found.The annual Halifax quality of life study looked at a range of factors including health, earnings, crime rates and life expectancy.
‘Northern areas tend to perform well on education and benefit from more affordable properties with lower house prices to earnings.’
He estimates prices have dropped by about two per cent at his branch but some other branches are seeing asking prices down by as much as 10 per cent.
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