Borough in UK top 20 for quality of life

Borough in UK top 20 for quality of life
Tonbridge Castle

The borough was ranked 14th in the UK, according to 26 different factors which prospective homebuyers may consider when looking for a house.

The criteria included urban environment – number of burglaries, traffic, emissions and population density; education – class size, results and per-pupil spending; and lifestyle – pubs, fitness centres and ultra-fast broadband.

In terms of housing, Halifax examined the ratio of prices to earnings. Other topics included earnings, employment, well-being, life expectancy and weather.

East Hertfordshire came top of the list, with Tonbridge & Malling the highest-ranked in Kent and the fifth best in the south east.

Russell Galley, Managing Director of Halifax said: “Everyone has different priorities when it comes to choosing a place to live, depending on time of life, and personal circumstances.

“Affordability will always be one of the most important factors, with getting a foot on the property ladder still difficult for some people.”

The news comes after a survey by property website Rightmove found that Tonbridge was the third happiest place to live in the whole of the South East and 22nd in the country.



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