Elmbridge voted Britains Best Place to Live

November 23rd, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI  


London, Nov 23 (ANI): With its grand properties and large, green, open spaces, Elmbridge has been voted as the best place to live in Britain.

It is currently home to several Chelsea footballers and television personalities.

Elmbridge topped the Halifax survey as it has one of the highest rates of central heating in the country, some of the largest houses - with properties on average having 6.1 rooms - and some of the best salaries, with residents earning on average 1,048 pounds a week.

It also has good school results and the weather is better than the national average, seeing almost two hours more sunshine per week than the British average.

“People living in Elmbridge have the best quality of life in Great Britain, the Telegraph quoted Martin Ellis, chief economist at Halifax as saying.

Residents in this part of Surrey tend to be healthy, have high life expectancy, enjoy relatively high earnings and are highly likely to own their own home,” he added.

Councillor Nigel Cooper, the town mayor of Elmbridge, said: “It is a lovely place to live and it is quite an affluent area. But we have the best of all worlds here and there is something for everyone.

“Even in this environment, property is seldom on the market as people wants to come and live here, Cooper added.

The second position went to Mid Suffolk, while Horsham at the third place.

Wokingham, which topped last year’’s poll dropped to fourth place this time. (ANI)

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