"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 Frome or Falmouth could potentially benefit from checking how much they could save.”. East Hertfordshire has been crowned the UK’s best place to live, according to an annual quality of life survey. The 50 best places to live in Britain. Dorchester came eighth, Weymouth sits at 13th while Poole came 17th. If you are looking for hillside views and ocean panoramas, the natural wonders of this part of the country will not leave you disappointed. We’re very excited that it is a standalone magazine this year. “Since lockdown, we’ve since a trend towards more people looking to live in smaller communities, and so it’s very fitting to see that the picturesque town of St Ives has taken the top spot in 2020.”. The West of England Main Line runs from London to Exeter via south Wiltshire, north Dorset and south Somerset. “Which is why we’re here to help - and what Best Places to Live in Britain is all about. The 2020 study, with over 21,000 respondents, found that coastal areas in general are where people feel happiest where they live in comparison to those who live in cities and urban areas. The guide has proven quite the trend setter in the past, with people scouring the list for property at bargain prices in up-and-coming areas. Find essential information about the main towns in the South West, where the best schools are, what the average prices of property are to rent and buy, the average living costs, the latest crime figures, and plenty of other useful information to help you move home to the South West of England. Within the South West, Dorchester came second, Weymouth came fourth and Poole came sixth. THREE towns in Dorset have been named among the happiest places to live in Britain. Frome has been rated sixth in the top 10 places to live in the south west, according to the Sunday Times Best Places To Live.. The annual supplement takes a close look at a range of factors, from jobs, schools and broadband speed to culture, community spirit and local shops, before selecting lucky communities for their time in the sun. We will send you a maximum of four messages a day and your phone number won't be shared with other members of the group or used for any other purpose. You’re never far from a festival in this Cotswold spa town, but it’s the shops, schools and countryside that make it our pick of the southwest. HP10 9TY | 01676637 | Registered in England & Wales. Unfortunately, Bath didn't make the cut this year, with the Somerset town of Frome scooping the top prize and the title of the Sunday Times official 'best place to live' in the region. These adverts enable local businesses to get in front of their target audience – the local community. Babergh, East of England. East Hertfordshire, East of England. Last year, nearby Bristol was named the best place to live in the UK by the guide, but they've missed out on the top spot for the South West this … 5. A massive 11 places in our beautiful region made the cut as the Sunday Times gear up to release their 'Best Places to Live in Britain' guide on Sunday, March 18. Frome is the place to be, according to the Sunday Times, which is tipped to become 'better than Bath'. “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. St Ives in Cornwall came top due to residents’ praise of its nature and green spaces and also rated their neighbours as among the friendliest in the country. NB: the above list is not in order of ranking. Newsquest Media Group Ltd, Loudwater Mill, Station Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. 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