Best place to live across UK is in Yorkshire

Monday, 19th March 2018, 3:00 pm
Updated Monday, 19th March 2018, 3:37 pm

This year’s best place to live in the whole of the UK is in Yorkshire, as the historic city of York takes top slot.

Surprisingly, it’s the first time the city has reached number one spot in the Sunday Times Best Places to Live in Britain list, with recognition of its status as a business and tourism centre with its ancient buildings, picturesque river and the fastest internet in Britain.

Leeds has made the North and North East top ten, with the vibrant and friendly suburb of Chapel Allerton as a brand new entry.The Georgian market town of Wetherby is another new Yorkshire placing, along with Malton, Skipton, Pateley Bridge and Beverley.The over all best place in the North and North East is named as Tynemouth, with its elegant architecture, beaches and craggy cliffs. Alnwick, Northumberland, makes the northern ten, as do Newcastle, Gosforth and Durham.

“Choosing the right location to put down roots is one of the most important decisions you’ll make,” said Helen Davies, The Sunday Times’ Home editor, “which is why we’re here to help - and what Best Places to Live in Britain is all about.“We’re very excited that it is a standalone magazine this year. There is much to celebrate, and Britain is scattered with thriving towns and villages, cool cities and suburbs, though people may be surprised how many traditional favourites haven’t made the cut in 2018.”

Founder and CEO at Habito, Daniel Hegarty, said: “The North-East of England has the most affordable housing in the country, so it is no surprise that it features highly in the Best Places to Live.“While this guide looks beyond house prices, we know that the process of getting a mortgage means that finding a dream home can be a nightmare. Whether you are considering using Government schemes to buy for the first time, or are looking to remortgage ahead of the Bank of England’s next interest rate rise, using a broker can help your chances and make the process as smooth as possible.“With an estimated 1 in 4 people overpaying on their mortgage by £4,100 every year, even those homeowners lucky enough to be living in Tynemouth or Alnwick could potentially benefit from checking how much they could save.” You can find your best place to live at www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/bestplacestolive.