Where is the best place to live?

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Published: Sunday 15th March 2015 by The News Editor

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Newnham in Cambridge has been named the best place to live in Britain, partly for its well-known academic credentials.

The Sunday Times list of the top 50 towns and suburban locations to call home was compiled using data such as crime rates, house prices and school performance combined with local knowledge and expertise.

Newnham is praised for its “village atmosphere” and easy access to the “lively city centre”, while t he area’s academic credentials are praised, from “the excellent range of state and private schools” to the fact it is “possibly the cleverest place in Britain” with Cambridge said to be home to “more Nobel prizewinners … than anywhere else in the UK”.

It also highlights the green spaces such as the Paradise nature reserve and Coe Fen.

The Best Places to Live list also named Chagford in Devon as the best place to live in the countryside and Moseley in Birmingham as winner of the urban category.

Other winners included Ludlow in Shropshire as the best place for “foodies”, Sevenoaks in Kent as most attractive for commuters, Wadebridge in Cornwall as ideal for families, Dartmouth in Devon as the favourite location by the sea, and Harrogate in North Yorkshire as most satisfying for shopoholics.

Published: Sunday 15th March 2015 by The News Editor

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