UK Hot Housing Index Names Chester Top Place To Live in the UK


Cavendish-ResidentialIn August Cavendish Residential reported on the fantastic news that our very own Chester City had been named the fifth happiest place in the UK according to the Rightmove Survey earlier this year.

Now the UK Hot Housing Index has officially named us the top place to live in the UK. That means Chester goes unbeaten across all the towns, cities and villages all over the UK as the best place to live.

Our little city has outranked London, Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool and hundreds of other beautiful cities around the UK in Property Week’s UK Top 50 survey. Residents of Chester are thrilled with the results.
The survey results were drawn by location specialists CACI and a huge variety of criteria went into decided which were the very best cities to live.

The Hot Housing Index compiles several location surveys. They rank the top 50 towns and cities around the country and the 20 best locations within London. The survey is based on the best residential locations and some of the data that goes towards the ranking process is how affordable the locations are and if they are good value for money.

Employment opportunities, internet connectivity, local schools and amenities are also important factors that helped Chester take the number one spot. In the end our city secured an overall score of 75.70%, which is phenomenal.

Chester benefits from being situated in a relatively affluent section of the country while remaining close to both rural areas and yet within easy travelling distance of major cities like Manchester and Liverpool. This proximity to larger cities means it worked well as a commuter destination for professionals and still provides the scenes and beauty of the Cheshire countryside.

As residents will already be well aware Chester city is also a highly sought place to love thanks to its high quality retail and leisure. Chester city managed to score highly in area for local amenities and employment helping it to claim that top position in the rankings.

One contributing factor towards many Northern cities performing so well in the results was property prices. The survey threw up the sharp disparity between property prices in the north and south of the country with the difference being far greater than the difference in salary. This means that the Midlands, the North, Scotland and Wales are far more affordable and attainable places to live.

Chester are also proud to be among the top 10 best value cities for a getaway in a recent price comparison study.

If you are looking for property for sale in Chester please contact Cavendish Residential Estate Agents Chester on 01244 404040

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