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Which Kent towns made the top 50 places to live in the UK?

PUBLISHED: 12:12 12 January 2015 | UPDATED: 12:12 12 January 2015

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Survey puts host of our locations in ‘most desirable’ list

Halifax Quality of Life Survey 2015:

1. Hart, South East

2. Elmbridge, South East

3. Winchester, South East

4. Rutland, East Midlands

5. Chiltern, South East

6. Uttlesford, East of England

7. South Northamptonshire, East Midlands

8. Rushcliffe, East Midlands

9. Wokingham, South East

10. Waverley, South East

11. Warwick, Warwickshire

12. St Albans, East of England

13. South Cambridgeshire, East of England

14. Sevenoaks, South East

15. Richmond upon Thames, South East

16. Bracknell Forest, South East

17. Mid Sussex, South East

18. Huntingdonshire, East of England

19. Mole Valley, South East

20. Surrey Heath, South East

21. South Oxfordshire, South East

22. Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire

23. Guildford, South East

24. Babergh, East of England

25. Chelmsford, East of England

26. Windsor and Maidenhead, South East

27. Reigate and Banstead, South East

28. East Hertfordshire, East of England

29. Basingstoke and Deane, South East

30. West Oxfordshire, South East

31. Tunbridge Wells, South East

32. North Hertfordshire, East of England

33. South Kesteven, East Midlands

34. Kensington and Chelsea, London

35. Rugby, West Midlands

36. Woking, South East

37. Bromley, London

38. Ashford, South East

39. East Cambridgeshire, East of England

40. North Kesteven, East Midlands

41. Aylesbury Vale, South East

42. Tonbridge and Malling, South East

43. Wealden, South East

44. Maidstone, South East

45. Mid Suffolk, East of England

46. Wycombe, South East

47. Orkney Islands, Scotland

48. Epsom and Ewell, South East

49. Central Bedfordshire, East of England

50. Hambleton, Yorkshire and The Humber

Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells, Bromley, Tonbridge, Maidstone and Ashford have all been named among the top 50 places to live in the UK in a list dominated by the south east.

The Halifax Quality of Life 2015 survey takes into account a host of factors, among them employment levels, salaries, health care, crime and education standards.

And while Hampshire’s Hart district scored highest, there was plenty of Kent representation.

The highest placed borough was Sevenoaks (at number 14), followed by Tunbridge Wells (31), Bromley (37), Ashford (38), Tonbridge and Malling (42) and Maidstone (44).

Leader of Ashford Borough Council, Gerry Clarkson, said: “Being named as the 38th best place in which to live in the UK is pleasing. It echoes everything residents have told us about the borough as a desirable place to live. We have the lowest council tax in Kent, we have the most improved recycling service in the country, and the borough is attracting large-scale investment.”

What do you think? Why not vote in our online poll about where you would most likely to live from those districts in the top 50? Just click on your choice.


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