Survey names Rugby Borough the 15th best place to live in the UK - do you agree with the result?

Rugby Borough has been named as the 15th best place to live in the UK.

Friday, 31st January 2020, 4:39 pm
Updated Friday, 31st January 2020, 4:41 pm
Rugby town centre.

The borough was named as being in the top 50 of the UK’s best places to live Halifax Quality of Life survey 2020.

The annual Quality of Life research looks at local authorities across England, Scotland and Wales, and takes into consideration 26 different factors that homebuyers may consider when choosing a place to live.

These factors ranged from education, lifestyle, personal wellbeing, health, housing, employment and environment.

In addition, for the first time, the research takes into account how important the survey factors are to people looking to find the perfect property, with affordability, safety, and access to parks and green spaces all proving most important to UK adults.

In this year's list our borough came in at number 15 out of 50, beating nearby Warwick, which came in at 20.

Topping Halifax's survey was East Hertfordshire followed by Fareham in second place and Hart in third place.

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.”