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Knutsford named as one of the top 12 places to live in the North West

By on March 20, 2018

Knutsford is no longer best in the North West after Altrincham was named top of places to live in the North West in the 2018 Sunday Times guide.

The supplement assesses jobs, schools, culture, community spirit and local amenities combine with the insight of an expert panel in order to come up with the results. Average house and rental prices are also taken into account.


“Choosing the right location to put down roots is one of the most important decisions you’ll make,” said Helen Davies, The Sunday Times Home editor.

“Which is why we’re here to help – and what Best Places to Live in Britain is all about. We’re very excited that it is a standalone magazine this year.

“There is much to celebrate, and Britain is scattered with thriving towns and villages, cool cities and suburbs, though people may be surprised how many traditional favourites haven’t made the cut in 2018.”

You can find your best place to live via The guide is being produced in association with Habito.

Founder and CEO at Habito, Daniel Hegarty, said: “The north west of England has now replaced London as the fastest-growing property market in the UK.

“While the Best Places to Live looks beyond house prices, we know the process of getting a mortgage means finding a dream home can be a nightmare.

“Whether you are considering using Government schemes to buy for the first time, or are looking to remortgage ahead of the Bank of England’s next interest rate rise, using a broker can help your chances and make the process as smooth as possible.

“With an estimated one in four people overpaying on their mortgage by £4,100 every year, even those homeowners lucky enough to be living in Altrincham or Chester could benefit from checking how much they could save.”

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