Local residents, as well as businesses in an area, tend to celebrate any accolades given to their region or city. Not unreasonably so, as the quality of living in an area tend to be determined by their efforts. Exeter locals, such as APH Heating LTD Exeter, may have something new to celebrate, as the Sunday Times has just released a list of the 20 best places in Britain to live in, and the city’s in the list.
Dubbed by the newspaper as ‘a glorious gateway to the west’, the Devon county’s capital city made the list this year, alongside regulars in the annual survey’s lineup. The rankings are made by the Times on an annual basis, using statistics as foundation. Data such as education and crime levels are measured up with the country’s average, and the results are used as to decide which cities make the list.
According to the Times, the city is positioned perfectly, located near two national parks, and not too far off from the coasts, whilst remaining fairly accessible to the country. The newspaper admits that accessing the city might be problematic, especially through the roads, as the M5 tends to be fairly traffic-congested in the summer times, but that the railway is available, and that the city is still a very desirable place to live in, regardless.
The report also points out the fact that Exeter is happens to be the UK’s single fastest growing city, due to the increasing number of part-time commuters moving to the city, who operate in their Exeter homes because of the city’s exceptional broadband services.
The Times’ report hands out an example in Exeter’s St Leonard’s district, which it describes as being the most desirable area in the already desirable city, with the cost to match; even the more modest homes can set someone back by around £ 600,000.
Local businesses, such as APH Heating LTD Exeter, will no doubt find the news to be very appealing.
The full list is as follows.
- Amersham, Buckinghamshire
- Cobham, Surrey
- Dulwich, London
- Highgate, London
- Llandaff, Cardiff
- Mayfair, London